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LUBS2270 Commercial Skills for Finance Professionals

10 creditsClass Size: 186

Module manager: Richard Crossley

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23


LUBS1915Introduction to Financial Accounting
LUBS1925Introduction to Management Accounting

This module is not approved as a discovery module


The module aims to build on students' knowledge of business strategy, budgeting and performance evaluation and the practical difficulties that companies can encounter in implementing a strategy in a competitive environment primarily through the development of skills. It enables students to create their own strategy and business plan which they can apply to a real life structured scenario.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Summarise alternative business strategies and the implications of these for shareholders

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Extract and analyse relevant information from structured and unstructured scenarios and data in order to identify problems and define solutions
- Competently apply numerical and statistical skills to manipulate and interrogate financial and other numerical data
- Work effectively in a team
- Prepare quantitative and qualitative information, together with analysis, argument and commentary
- Construct and strategize a business plan

Subject specific
- Confidently articulate their own strengths and weakness working as part of a group and reflect on and evaluate their own learning experience including business performance


Indicative content:

- Introduction to alternative business strategies and the implications of these for shareholders
- Data analysis techniques for strategic decision making
- Strategic risk assessment and management techniques
- Introduction to competitive advantage and marketing strategies
- Preparation of a business plans: format, content, language
- Performance reporting and monitoring
- Reflective writing
- Case study analysis

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours86.50
Total Contact hours13.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Reflective logIndividual reflective piece of 1,000 words - group performance/learning experience30.00
Group Project1,500 word group report and 10 min group presentation70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 word coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 17/05/2022 15:20:43


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