Undergraduate Course: Applications of Finance (BUST08018)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Equivalent 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)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:30|
| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Alistair Haig
Tel: (0131 6)51 5317
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Hall
Tel: (0131 6)50 8336
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