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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5011M Applied Finance

15 creditsClass Size: 400

Module manager: Ali Altanlar
Email: a.altanlar@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Module replaces

LUBS 5010M Professional Skills

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

The 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.

Learning outcomes
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.

Skills outcomes
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.


Syllabus

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

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop91.009.00
Lecture102.0020.00
Independent online learning hours10.00
Private study hours111.00
Total Contact hours29.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Technical 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 Feedback

Feedback will be given in the seminars. Tutors will provide feedback to students in classes as they work through the practical exercises.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportProject 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 list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:53

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