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BSc Banking and Finance(For students entering from September 2023 onwards)

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- Outline some of the alternative technical languages and practices of finance;

- Competently record and summarise simple financial transactions, explain the nature of assets and liabilities for companies and outline alternative sources of short and long term finance;

- Outline relevant contemporary theories, valuation models and relevant empirical research evidence in finance; and

- Identify activities which raise ethical challenges for practitioners in finance

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme, the ability to:

- Apply basic numerical and statistical skills to interrogate simple financial and other numerical data;

- Extract relevant information to identify solutions from structured scenarios and data;

- Locate, extract, reference, analyse and critically evaluate data and information from multiple sources;

- Structure and communicate quantitative and qualitative information, analysis and commentary in the form of academic essays and business reports and presentations; and

- Demonstrate group working skills in making a professional presentation


Student achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- Demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to finance and financial reporting; and

- Demonstrating the cognitive abilities and generic skills relevant to a career in banking and finance such as group working and preparing a business report.


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