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Undergraduate Course: Applications of Finance (BUST08018)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaBusiness Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course is designed to complement Principles of Finance 2. The latter is a theoretical and conceptual course which introduces students to the core ideas in academic finance. There is little time to consider practical aspects, and several important topics are omitted or only dealt with briefly. Applications of Finance 2 will fill some of these gaps. The course will consolidate the conceptual learning in Principles of Finance 2 by introducing students to some of the practical aspects of finance, for example valuation, company risk management and company restructuring.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Principles of Finance (BUST08003)
Students MUST have passed: Business Studies 1 (BUST08001) OR Industrial Management 1 (BUST08002) AND Techniques of Management (MAEE08002) OR Accountancy 1A (ACCN08007) AND Accountancy 1B (ACCN08008) AND Economics 1A (ECNM08005)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEquivalent to Principles of Finance 2
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-5,8-12 10:00 - 10:50
CentralLecture1-5,8-12 10:00 - 10:50
First Class Week 1, Monday, 10:00 - 10:50, Zone: Central. Monday lectures are held in Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5. Thursday lectures are held in Old College, Lecture Theatre 270.
Additional information 2 x 1 hour lectures per week, weeks 1-5 & 8-12; plus compulsory tutorials, 1 hour per week for 8 weeks, weeks 3-5 and 8-12.
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
On successful completion of the course students will:
& Have broadened their knowledge of core concepts and ideas in finance, in particular in the areas of international finance, mergers and acquisitions, company risk management, and valuation of companies;
& Have been introduced to empirical research in finance;
& Know more about financial instruments, markets and transactions; for example, interest rate swaps, takeover arrangements, bank loans.
& Know more about the financial information used by company executives, investors and analysts, and techniques for analysing such information.

Cognitive/analytical skills/transferable skills
Through individual and groupwork students will develop their ability to:
& Understand accounting and financial data, and analyse such data;
& Understand academic research in finance;
& Demonstrate their understanding through essays and through answers to numerical problems;
& Think clearly and logically;
& Develop and deliver effective presentations.
Assessment Information
There will be two components of assessment, groupwork (including peer evaluation) (30%) and a final examination (70%). Further details regarding assessment will be decided upon by the course organiser.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Jens Hagendorff
Tel: (0131 6)50 2796
Email: Jens.Hagendorff@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Caroline Hall
Tel: (0131 6)50 8336
Email: Caroline.Hall@ed.ac.uk
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