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Undergraduate Course: Applications of Finance (BUST08018)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
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) OR Economic Principles and Applications (ECNM08002)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Principles of Finance (BUST08003)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements 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.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:30
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Alistair Haig
Tel: (0131 6)51 5317
Email: Alistair.Haig@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Caroline Hall
Tel: (0131 6)50 8336
Email: Caroline.Hall@ed.ac.uk
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