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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: 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 Students MUST also take: Principles of Finance (BUST08003)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEquivalent to Principles of Finance 2.

Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Business/Finance course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery 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.
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 164 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:30
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.
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Course organiserDr Jens Hagendorff
Tel: (0131 6)50 2796
Course secretaryMs Caroline Hall
Tel: (0131 6)50 8336
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