2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS5011M Applied Finance
15 creditsClass Size: 400
Module manager: Ali Altanlar
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Module replacesLUBS 5010M Professional Skills
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThe module aims to familiarise the students with the use of quantitative techniques pertinent to the understanding of modern finance theories and essential in solving finance problems. Its main emphasis is on the applications of various quantitative techniques.
Students will have opportunities to develop a good understanding of methods and applications of quantitative techniques in finance. They should be able to use these techniques in analysing and solving problems encountered by corporate financial managers & financial decision makers and present, interpret, discuss the results in preparing appropriate report. Students are also expected to become proficient in the use of Excel in solving finance problems.
Students are expected to be able to communicate logical arguments both verbally (through class discussion) and in writing (via module assignments) that relate to the interpretation and use of quantitative techniques. The computer-based assignment as well as class exercises will also help develop IT skills as well as general numeracy skills.
Use of MS-Excel, 1
Financial Arithmetic, 1
Time Value of Money, 2
Return Distribution, 1
Data Collection, 1
Portfolio theory, 1
Capital Asset Pricing Models, 2
+ revision 1
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||10.00|
|Private study hours||111.00|
|Total Contact hours||29.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyTechnical demonstration on the use of Excel for each session will be recorded as videos which will be used as independent online learning materials. Students need to complete practical exercises for each session applying the technique learned from the lecture and the online demo. Students will have opportunities to ask questions in the seminars.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackFeedback will be given in the seminars. Tutors will provide feedback to students in classes as they work through the practical exercises.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||Project 2,000 words. The coursework will consist of a number of assessable requirements which are directly linked to the learning outcomes. These include data handling, descriptive statistics, use of appropriate statistical technique for the questions and interpretation of results.||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
The coursework will consist of a number of assessable requirements which are directly linked to the learning outcomes. These include data handling, descriptive statistics, use of appropriate statistical technique for the questions and interpretation of results. The resit for this module will be 100% by 2000 word coursework.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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