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Postgraduate Course: Consultancy Project in Investment (CMSE11489)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course is designed to encourage students to develop analytical skills, writing skills, and presentation skills, through preparing an investment-related consultancy report and presentation for an external business partner.
Course description This course is designed to encourage students to develop analytical skills, writing skills and presentation skills as a team. The University┐s business partners (clients) propose a list of projects, from which students can choose one. These projects are contemporary business problems in the context of investment and financial services industry. Students are expected to draw upon materials introduced and developed in core courses (Financial Markets & Investment, Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Finance, Statistics for Finance, and Quantitative Research Methods in Finance), other electives, independent research, and their general insights and apply investment concepts and knowledge to the project.

Student Learning Experience:
Students learn from preparing a consultancy report and a client presentation as a team. Students will receive formative feedback when they submit progress reports and deliver progress presentations. Summative feedback include marks, written feedback from the client and course organiser
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Financial Markets and Investment (CMSE11170) AND Corporate Finance (CMSE11342) AND Financial Statement Analysis (CMSE11338) AND Statistics For Finance (CMSE11086)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Work as a team to deliver professional-quality consultancy reports and presentations to external partners.
  2. Understand and critically discuss the key assumptions required in deriving a solution to an open-ended problem.
  3. Utilise academic literature, financial databases, and statistical software to conduct independent research that is relevant to investment and financial service practices.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Jens Hagendorff
Tel: (0131 6)51 1037
Email: Jens.Hagendorff@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Yvonne Stewart
Tel: (0131 6)51 5333
Email: Yvonne.Stewart@ed.ac.uk
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