ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title SKILLS FOR THE FINANCE PROFESSIONAL
Code ACFI118
Coordinator Dr G Giorgioni
Finance and Accounting
G.Giorgioni@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   48

        48
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 102
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2: Employability Portfolio Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 2,500 words Weighting: 30% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies   -2500 words    30       
Assessment 1: Group presentation Assessment Type: Practical Assessment Duration: 15 minutes Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty a  15 minutes    50       
Assessment 3: Individual Presentation Type: Practical Assessment Duration: 10 minutes Weighting: 20% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies  10 minutes    20       

Aims

The aims of this module are to provide the students with the ability to develop team work, individual presentation and group presentation skills.
Students will also be given an opportunity to develop an awareness of themselves as finance professionals, to reflect on their professional development in terms of strengths and weaknesses and to develop key employability skills aligned with employer expectations.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to a role in finance.

(LO2) Students will gain experience in working with others and in developing effective relationships.

(LO3) Students will build confidence in being able to present in front of others.

(LO4) Students will develop an awareness of digital capabilities, scientific programming skills, data sources and databases relevant to a role in finance.

(LO5) Students will critically reflect on and evaluate their skills in relation to prospective employers’ requirements and identify their development needs.

(LO6) Students will produce an employability portfolio.

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Commercial Awareness

(S4) Teamwork

(S5) Organisational Skills

(S6) Communication skills

(S7) Lifelong Learning Skills

(S8) Ethical Awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Seminar
Description: The seminar/ workshop will be designed to allow time and space for meaningful discussion of topics related to the professional development of students. The module leader will take the role of facilitator. The seminar/ workshops will include guest lectures and/or other activities led, for instance, by the Careers and Employability service focused on professional development. Group and individual presentations will take place during the seminar/workshop hours. The classroom should be spacious, with the possibility of flexible arrangements of the furniture (for instance seminar 2 in ULMS).
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 48
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 102
Description: These independent learning hours are aimed at supporting the directed student learning. The module leader will provide guidance in the form of suggested readings and topics to examine with the expectation that students are well prepa red to contribute to the seminar/ workshop activities. Self-Directed Learning will include research activity, developing academic writing skills, and wider reading to support the module.

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Adaptability
How this is developed: in workshops
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Employability Portfolio, Group presentation and Individual Presentation

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: In workshops
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Employability Portfolio, Group presentation and Individual Presentation

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: In workshops
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Employability Portfolio, Group presentation and Individual Presentation

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: In workshops
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Employability Portfolio, Group presentation and Individua l Presentation

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: In workshops
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Employability Portfolio, Group presentation and Individual Presentation

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: In workshops
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Employability Portfolio, Group presentation and Individual Presentation

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: In workshops
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Employability Portfolio, Group presentation and Individual Presentation

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: In workshops
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Employability Portfolio, Group presentation and Individual Presentation


Syllabus

 

Teamwork
Communication
Commercial awareness
Presenting with confidence
Student and graduate insights - including career planning and preparation
Digital capabilities and IT literacy
Introduction to financial data sources


Recommended Texts

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