ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title PROJECT IN FINANCE
Code ACFI318
Coordinator Dr A Ekponon
Finance and Accounting
A.Ekponon@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 6 FHEQ Whole Session 30

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

ECON213 ECONOMETRICS 2; ECON212 ECONOMETRICS 1 

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 24

    24

  12

60
Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 24
 
           
Private Study 240
TOTAL HOURS 300

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 1: Independent Research Project Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 8000 words Weighting: 80% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies Ano    80       
Assessment 2: Poster Presentation Assessment Type: Practical Assessment Size: Weighting: 20% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies Anonymous Ass    20       

Aims

This module aims to give students anopportunity to conduct an independent piece of research under supervision. Uponsuccessful completion of the project, students will be able to conduct a literature review on a topic related to finance, identify andcollect relevant data, apply their knowledge of econometrics, criticallyevaluate the empirical results and produce a 10,000 word document in the styleof an academic paper.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to undertake a literature review

(LO2) Students will be able to identifyappropriate research questions

(LO3) Students will be able to select appropriate methodology to collect relevant data

(LO4) Students will be able to apply appropriate models and frameworks in order to critically analyse key issues in finance

(LO5) Students will be able to present oral and written reasoned conclusions and recommendations

(S1) Resilient and adaptable

(S2) An excellent communicator

(S3) A creative problem solver

(S4) Analytical

(S5) Digitally confident

(S6) Globally aware

(S7) Confident

(S8) Ethically aware


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lectures are designed to give essential information about the task and introduce students to topics, relevant theories and tools of analysis
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method 2 - Lab
Description: Labs will be designed to give essential information about the use of Bloomberg Professional and other relevant databases. In case of a lockdown, the Bloomberg sessions could be replaced by ad-hoc sessions with equally relevant databases.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 - Supervision
Description: individual, face-to-face, facilitated by lecturer
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 240

Skill/Other Attribute 1: "Resilient and adaptable "
How this is developed: in workshops and individual face-to-face supervision

Skill/Other Attrib ute 2: "An excellent communicator"
How this is developed: in workshops and individual face-to-face supervision

Skill/Other Attribute 3: "A creative problem solver"
How this is developed: in workshops and individual face-to-face supervision

Skill/Other Attribute 4: "Analytical"
How this is developed: in workshops and individual face-to-face supervision

Skill/Other Attribute 5: "Digitally confident"
How this is developed: in workshops and individual face-to-face supervision

Skill/Other Attribute 6: "Globally aware"
How this is developed: in workshops and individual face-to-face supervision

Skill/Other Attribute 7: "Confident"
How this is developed: in workshops and individual face-to-face supervision

Skill/Other Attribute 8: "Ethically aware"
How this is developed: in workshops and individual face-to-face supervision


Syllabus

 

Introduction to Dissertation
Literature Search and Review
Research Methodology and Empirical Finance Methods
Financial Databases in ULMS
Econometric and Statistical Software
Summary: Dissertation Write Up


Recommended Texts

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