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LUBS5072M Critical Skills for the Finance Professional

15 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Andreea Bordianu

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective


The aim of the module is to provide students with opportunities to develop professional skills which are essential for success in both study and work in the field of Finance, including: communication skills; team-working skills; and commercial awareness. Students will attend an intensive Professional Experience Week during which they will have the opportunity to identify and define problems, analyse financial and non-financial data, develop their commercial awareness, exercise appropriate professional and ethical judgement and develop reasoned conclusions and recommendations.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to critically assess:
- investigate and utilise tools and techniques to enhance commercial awareness
- develop effective business communication skills and group working skills
- critically evaluate ethical issues that might be encountered by a finance professional, and how these might be managed in practice
- explore global and cultural issues that might be encountered in a business environment
be encountered in a business environment.

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- work effectively as a team member in order to achieve a common team goal
- communicate clearly and effectively in writing to a professional standard
- present coherently to an audience
- reflect on their learning throughout the programme
- reflect on the development of their professional and employability skills


Indicative content:
- The global financial industry and global financial markets
- Finance-related careers
- Commercial awareness
- Ethical awareness
- Professional experience

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours10.00
Private study hours106.50
Total Contact hours33.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as research, group work, skills development activities and assessment 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 during the workshop activities and appointments.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 word Individual coursework90.00
Group ProjectGroup Project and presentation10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3000 word course work.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:21


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