Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: N400
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 35 with no score less than 4 / BTEC : Applications considered
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Module details

Programme Year One

Your first year of study will provide a foundation for deeper study of accounting issues in the following stages of the programme. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental accounting and finance concepts and principles whilst being able to analyse introductory quantitative and qualitative techniques. You will also develop employability skills required for roles where personal responsibility is necessary.

The programme has been designed to ensure that our graduates can apply for the maximum number of exemptions from professional accounting qualifications upon completing their degree studies. This means that many of our modules, including all those that you take in Year One, are compulsory.

Year One Compulsory Modules

  • Business and Management (ACFI151)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The module aims to provide students with an understanding of how businesses operate within a changing business environment .

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to understand and assess the business environment.

    (LO2) Students will be able to specify the nature and characteristics of different forms of business ownership.

    (LO3) Students will be able to identify how organisations are managed in terms of organisation and operations 

    (LO4) Students will be able to understand the role and importance of human resources to business success. 

    (LO5) Students will be able to identify the changing role of marketing to satisfy customer needs 

    (LO6) Students will be able to appreciate how finance and investment allows businesses to grow.

    (S1) Commercial awareness

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) Teamwork

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) IT skills

    (S6) Lifelong learning skills

    (S7) Problem solving skills

  • Economics Principles for Accounting and Finance (ACFI127)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting20:80
    Aims

    1. To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of microeconomics, including: The dynamic nature of supply and demand The efficient operation of markets and when they fail How firms reach output decisions, interact and attain levels of profit under different market conditions
    2. To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of macroeconomics, including: The aggregation of demand and supply in the economy to measure an economy's output; The business cycle and behaviour and interaction of the big macroeconomic indicators; Growth; unemployment; inflation; balance of payments and exchange rates
    3. To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the global economic environment.
    4. To enable students to understand the impact of modern economics on day-to-day business operations.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to develop an understanding of the central economic problem (scarcity) and the nature of economics;

    (LO2) Students will be able to understand how the market price of goods and services is determined by supply and demand and how markets respond to changes in circumstances, measures of responsiveness and price control, and be able to apply their knowledge to scenario-based questions;

    (LO3) Students will be able to develop an understanding of how firms’ costs of production and revenue are considered to find points of profit maximisation and apply this understanding to the role of being an accountant;

    (LO4) Students will be able to develop an understanding of different Market environments – Specified by degree of competition in industries (perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly); as well as strategic interactions arising such as game theory and price discrimination  and see how this information relates to the role of being an accountant;

    (LO5) Students will be able to develop an understanding of why markets fail to achieve social efficiency;

    (LO6) Students will be able to develop an understanding of the theory of the whole economy 1 (macroeconomic objectives; the national income) and how this theory applies in the real business world;

    (LO7) Students will be able to develop an understanding of the theory of the whole economy 2 (aggregate supply and demand, short-term fluctuations, economic growth), and how this theory can be applied to the real business world;

    (LO8) Students will be able to develop an understanding of the global economy, the gains from international trade as well as the arguments for restricting trade.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) Lifelong learning skills

    (S10) Ethical awareness

  • Information Systems for Accountants (ACFI116)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The module also aims:
    to build on the book-keeping techniques used in ACFI101 and apply them using computerised financial accounting software.
    to develop an approach for financial modelling using Microsoft Excel and apply this approach by constructing models that can be used for financial analysis and decision-making.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Demonstrate understanding of how to account for all the typical transactions of a small business including transactions involving PAYE, NI and VAT.

    (LO2) Process all types of standard business transactions and adjustments through commonly-used financial accounting software (Sage 50 Accounts).

    (LO3) Produce reliable information from Sage using standard reports and design suitable non-standard reports.

    (LO4) Design, build and test spreadsheet models, suitable for use by third parties, that aid planning and decision-making.

    (LO5) Make a formal presentation of a financial model to a specified audience.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

  • Introduction to Finance (ACFI103)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module aims:
    to introduce the students to finance.
    to provide a firm foundation for the students to build on later on in the second and third years of their programmes, by covering basic logical and rational analytical tools that underpin financial decisions  

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the goals and governance of the firm, how financial markets work and appreciate the importance of finance.

    (LO2) Understand the time value of money.

    (LO3) Understand the determinants of bond yields.

    (LO4) Recognize how stock prices depend on future dividends and value stock prices.

    (LO5) Understand net present value rule and other criteria used to make investment decisions.

    (LO6) Understand risk, return and the opportunity cost of capital.

    (LO7) Understand the risk-return tradeoff, and know the various ways in which capital can be raised and determine a firm's overall cost of capital.

    (LO8) Know different types of options, and understand how options are priced.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) Lifelong learning skills

    (S10) Ethical awareness

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACFI101)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting15:85
    Aims

    To develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double entry accounting techniques in recording transactions, adjusting financial records and preparing basic financial statements.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Prepare basic financial statements

    (LO2) Explain the context and purpose of financial reporting

    (LO3) Demonstrate the use of double entry and accounting systems

    (LO4) Record transactions and events

    (LO5) Prepare a trial balance

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) Communication skills

  • Introduction to Management Accounting (ACFI102)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The aim of this module is to introduce students to the nature and purpose of management accounting and to establish a sound foundation in its fundamental techniques.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Apply a range of basic techniques to produce information that aids management in planning, control and decision making;

    (LO2) Understand, interpret and analyse management accounting information, and demonstrate an awareness of the importance of non-financial factors;

    (LO3) Evaluate the usefulness of various techniques in different situations and for different purposes.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) Lifelong learning skills

  • Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance (ACFI111)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
    Aims

    The module aims to provide an introduction to quantitative methods that will assist students in establishing basic mathematical, quantitative and statistical skills for the study of accounting and finance.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Demonstrate a basic understanding of mathematical tools and thier applications to accounting, finance and economics

    (LO2) Understand the fundamental concepts of statistics and probability

    (LO3) Understand basic principles of random sampling, the nature of sampling error and the need for estimation

    (LO4) Explain the rules of hypothesis testing

    (LO5) Explain the relation between two random variables using correlation and regression analyses

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Teamwork

    (S4) IT skills

  • Skills for the Professional Accountant (ACFI115)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The module aims to provide students with an understanding of some of the key skills required of the professional accountant in the current business environment, and the opportunity to acquire and apply those skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to understand the importance of written and verbal communication from personal and business perspectives.

    (LO2) Students will be able to experience working with others and how to develop effective relationships.

    (LO3) Students will be able to build confidence in being able to present.

    (LO4) Students will be able to develop ways to work more effectively to improve organisational and planning skills.

    (LO5) Students will be able to understand and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship.

    (LO6) Students will be able to understand the importance of lifelong learning.

    (LO7) Students will be able to learn to be positive when working with others.

    (LO8) Students will be able to gain an awareness of the commercial issues facing organisations.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) Lifelong learning skills

Programme Year Two

In your second year of study, you will start to build upon the foundations you created in your first year and demonstrate an understanding, knowledge and application of accounting and finance concepts and principles across a range of business contexts. With expertise in broader areas of accounting and finance you will also understand key accounting methodology as well as the consequences and ethical impact of decision-making.

You will continue to develop your employability skills and attributes where decision-making is necessary and be able to self-reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. There is also an opportunity to take an optional module to explore an area of business that interests you.

Year Two Compulsory Modules

  • Accounting Theory (ACFI202)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module aims to increase students' knowledge of the theory of accounting and its relevance to the study of accounting practice.
    The module develops knowledge of year one accounting modules and complements the material covered in the second year module Financial Reporting. In addition some of the theoretical material covered in Accounting Theory will provide links to modules in Management Accounting.  
    More specifically, the aim of Accounting Theory is to examine the market for accounting information; processes and effects of regulating financial reporting; the incentives which drive managers’ choices of alternative accounting policies; capital markets’ response to accounting information, and to explore the critical perspectives of accounting and consider selected issues in financial reporting.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Should possess knowledge about the role and importance of theory and its link to accounting practice.

    (LO2) Should possess knowledge of a range of theoretical models which are useful in understanding and explaining current accounting practices and regulation.

    (LO3) Should be aware of the literature relating to theoretical models in accounting and be able to use theory to understand and evaluate the regulatory institutions of financial reporting in the UK and other countries.

    (LO4) Should be able to understand the regulations applied to financial reporting in the UK and other countries.

    (LO5) Should be to able understand the incentives driving managers in their choice of accounting policies within accounting regulations.

    (LO6) Should be able to make links between financial reporting and other aspects of accounting.

    (LO7) Should be able to understand capital markets' reaction to accounting information.

    (LO8) Should be able to understand and explore the critical perspectives of accounting.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) International awareness

    (S8) Lifelong learning skills

    (S9) Ethical awareness

  • Audit and Assurance (ACFI210)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To examine the regulatory framework within which the statutory audit in the UK operates;

    To cover key elements of International Standards on Auditing with respect to planning, control, evidence and reporting;

    To understand the nature and purpose of the assurance process;

    To understand the fundamental principles of ethics in the context of audit and assurance.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) explain the concept of assurance, why assurance is required and the reasons for assurance engagements being carried out by appropriately qualified professionals

    (LO2) explain the nature of internal controls and why they are important, document an organisation’s internal controls and identify weaknesses in internal control systems

    (LO3) select sufficient and appropriate methods of obtaining assurance evidence and recognise when conclusions can be drawn from evidence obtained or where issues need to be referred to a senior colleague

    (LO4) understand the importance of ethical behaviour to a professional and explain issues relating to integrity, objectivity, conflicts of interest, conflicts of loyalty, confidentiality and independence.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) communication skills

    (S7) international awareness

    (S8) lifelong learning skills

    (S9) Ethical awareness

  • Business Law (ACFI211)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To provide students with a foundation in legal institutions in English law as well as a general, non-specialist introduction to areas of English law that is particularly pertinent and relevant to accounting and finance.
    The student will gain a general knowledge of how the English legal system has evolved and will be introduced to key elements of English law including: basic contract law; agency law; the tort of negligence, and data protection. We will go on to study a number of different aspects of company law, including formation, administration, regulation, loan and capital financing. In addition we will consider insolvency and the criminal law as it relates to companies, including fraud, money-laundering and whistle-blowing.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Identify the essential sources of English law.

    (LO2) Understand what constitutes a contract and what happens when one party fails to complete his or her part of the contract; the legal principles relevant to where an agent acts on behalf of a principal; negligence and its relevance in the giving of professional advice.

    (LO3) Explain and apply the law employment relationships, including the consequences of an employee being dismissed or made redundant.

    (LO4) Distinguish between alternative forms and constitutions of business organizations, including companies, partnerships, limited liability partnerships.

    (LO5) Describe and explain how companies are formed, managed, administered and regulated.

    (LO6) Recognise the legal implications relating to companies in difficulty or in crisis. This will include an understanding of insolvency law, as well as areas of criminal law, including money laundering, fraud, whistle blowing, and the regulation of personal data.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Commercial awareness

    (S3) Organisational skills

    (S4) Communication skills

    (S5) Lifelong learning skills

    (S6) Ethical awareness

  • Financial Management (ACFI204)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The module aims to introduce students to the modern theory of finance and financial management. Theoretical concepts like the net present value, decision making under uncertainty, portfolio selection and the capital asset pricing model are introduced. These concepts serve as prerequisites for investment and financing decisions which are exemplified by an analysis of valuation of firms, capital structure decisions and dividend policy. More specifically, the topics covered are the value and capital budgeting, portfolio theory, models of security valuation, efficient markets, long-term financing, company dividend decisions, capital structure, and interactions of investment and financing decisions. In all cases contemporary examples will be used to make theory come to life.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Facilitate understanding of the main themes of modern financial management.

    (LO2) Equip students with the tools and techniques of financial management.

    (LO3) Enable students to interpret and critically examine financial management issues and controversies.

    (LO4) Provide the necessary knowledge to allow students to progress to studying Business Finance in the third year.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) Communication skills

    (S6) IT skills

    (S7) International awareness

    (S8) Lifelong learning skills

    (S9) Ethical awareness

  • Financial Reporting 1 (ACFI201)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To enable candidates to prepare single entity financial statements, and extracts from those financial statements, covering a wide range of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
    Candidates will also be expected to explain accounting and reporting concepts and ethical issues, and the application of specified IFRS to specified single entity.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to draw up a set of financial statements which comply with the major provisions of IAS1 and other key International Accounting Standards;

    (LO2) Students will be able to understand and apply key international accounting standard regulations with respect to presentation, disclosure, recognition and measurement for individual company financial statements;

    (LO3) Students will be able to assess the concepts underlying financial reporting through a knowledge of the IASBs Conceptual Framework.

    (S1) Adaptibility

    (S2) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Following instructions/protocols/procedures

    (S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing

    (S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S7) International awareness

    (S8) Lifelong learning skills

    (S9) Ethical awareness

    (S10) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving

    (S11) Numeracy/computational skills - Numerical methods

    (S12) Global citizenship - Ethical awareness

    (S13) Commercial awareness - Relevant understanding of organisations

    (S14) Personal attributes and qualities - Integrity

  • Management Accounting (ACFI203)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The aim of the module is to build on the basic management accounting methods seen in the first year through coverage of a range of further techniques that aid costing, decision-making, planning and control. Themes relating to the impact of internal accounting systems on managerial motivation and incentives will also be introduced.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Produce a range of management accounting information for control, planning and decision-making that is suitable for different purposes and in different situations.

    (LO2) Analyse and evaluate information such that suitable recommendations to management may be made, showing an awareness of financial and non-financial factors.

    (LO3) Demonstrate an awareness of the behavioural impact of management accounting systems in terms of motivation and incentives.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Organisational skills

  • Tax Compliance (ACFI212)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To enable students to understand, prepare and explain UK tax computations for individuals, companies and trustees including income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax, VAT, inheritance tax, national insurance and stamp duty.
    To provide an understanding of the ethical issues arising from performing in the context of taxation

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Explain the general objectives of tax, the influences upon the UK system of tax and the different types of tax in the UK

    (LO2) Recognise the ethical issues arising in the course of performing tax work and identify the obligations the UK system of tax imposes on taxpayers and the implications for taxpayers of non-compliance

    (LO3) Calculate the capital gains tax payable by individuals and trustees

    (LO4) Calculate the amounts of income tax owed by or owed to individuals and trustees

    (LO5) Calculate the amounts of inheritance tax due on lifetime transfers and transfers on death by individuals, personal representatives and trustees

    (LO6) Calculate the amounts of national insurance payable by individuals, businesses and companies

    (LO7) Calculate the corporation tax liabilities of companies

    (LO8) Calculate the amount of VAT owed by, or owed to, businesses

    (LO9) Calculate the amount of stamp taxes due in straight forward transactions.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) International awareness

    (S8) Lifelong learning skills

    (S9) Ethical awareness

Year Two Optional Modules

  • Business Ethics (PHIL271)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting40:60
    Aims

    To introduce and explain major contemporary perspectives on corporate behaviours.

    To introduce moral perspectives as they relate to managerial decision-making and corporate structures.

    To make students familiar with a range of recurrent ethical problems arising in business. To improve students' skills in identifying and analyzing ethical issues that managers and employees face.

    To give students practice in formulating, defending, and planning the implementation of action plans managing ethical dilemmas.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to discuss the main theories concerning the place of ethics in business.

    (LO2) Student will be able to explain assess the main approaches to normative ethics.

    (LO3) Students will be able to state and discuss the broad ethical principles concerning costs and benefits, the challenge posed by uncertainty, professional roles, profits and the right of shareholder interests, and affirmative action.

    (LO4) Students will be able to state and discuss the broad ethical principles concerning the obligations of complex organizations with respect to loyalty and whistle-blowing, insider trading, customer responsibility, and corporate responsibility.

    (LO5) Students will be able to state and discuss the broad ethical principles concerning social justice and executive compensation.

    (LO6) Students will be able to consider an ethical approach as a basis for sustainable marketing.

    (S1) Students will enhance their ability to identify the issues that underlie debates.

    (S2) Students will develop confidence in considering previously unfamiliar ideas and approaches, and their ability to identify presuppositions and to reflect critically upon them.

    (S3) Students will enhance their ability to marshal arguments and present them orally and in writing.

    (S4) Students will develop their ability to work in groups.

    (S5) Students will develop their ability to sift through information, assessing the relevance and importance of the information to what is at issue.

    (S6) Students will develop their problem-solving skills.

    (S7) Students will enhance their capacity to participate, in a dispassionate and respectful manner, in debates about controversial and profound matters.

    (S8) Students will develop their willingness critically to evaluate and reflect upon arguments, beliefs, proposals and values, both their own and those of others.

    (S9) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – argumentation

    (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S11) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S12) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – persuading

    (S13) Working in groups and teams - Listening skills

    (S14) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing

    (S15) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

    (S16) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning

    (S17) Working in groups and teams - Negotiation skills

    (S18) Skills in using technology - Information accessing

    (S19) Skills in using technology - Using common applications (work processing, databases, spreadsheets etc.)

  • Diversity Management (ULMS226)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their understanding and critical awareness of issues associated with managing a workforce characterised by diversity in gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and sexual orientation etc. It will enable students to become familiar with: the drivers of increased workforce diversity; the theories underlying discrimination in organisations; current equality legislation; barriers to equality of opportunity in the workplace for minority groups; and organisational policies and practices for managing diversity in the workplace. Students will also have to opportunity to reflect on how their own diversity might influence their interactions with other individuals at work.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the terms “equality”, “diversity” and “inclusion” in an organisational and international context.

    (LO2) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the social equity case and the business benefits case for managing diversity in the workplace.

    (LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the legal framework for managing diversity in organisations.

    (LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the issues related to gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and belief, and sexual orientation in the workplace.

    (LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the organisational strategies used to develop the effective management of diversity

    (LO6) Students will be able to reflect on their own diversity in terms of the topics covered on the module and demonstrate how this might influence their interactions with others.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Commercial awareness

    (S3) Teamwork

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) Communication skills

    (S6) IT skills

    (S7) International awareness

    (S8) Lifelong learning skills

    (S9) Ethical awareness

  • Entrepreneurship (ULMS252)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The aims of the module are to:
    provide experience of the nature of entrepreneurship
    outline the role of entrepreneurship for the individual, enterprise and community
    provide knowledge of emerging issues in the entrepreneurial environment
    demonstrate why innovation is key to differentiating small business start-ups
    embed ethics in business as fundamental to a fairer entrepreneurial future
    encourage an entrepreneurial identity in both self-employment and employee activities

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to develop the competences associated with entrepreneurship.

    (LO2) Students will be able todevelop an appreciation of thedevelop an appreciation of thenumerous forms of entrepreneurship.

    (LO3) Students will be able to develop skills in recognising opportunities and maximising their potential.

    (LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate the link between entrepreneurship, innovation and business creation.

    (LO5) Students will be able to appreciate the necessity of ethical business operations in entrepreneurship.

    (LO6) Students will be able to understand how social value is an important aspect of entrepreneurship

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Teamwork

    (S6) Organisational skills

    (S7) Communication skills

    (S8) IT skills

    (S9) International awareness

    (S10) Lifelong learning skills

    (S11) Ethical awareness

  • Introductory Econometrics for Business and Economics (ECON233)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    The aims of the module are as follows:

    To learn basic econometric concepts and the theory behind them
    To subsequently apply econometric techniques in business and economics;
    To implement econometric analysis using observed data and computer software.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to use of computer packages using various econometric techniques, to real and observed economic / business data.

    (LO2) Students will be able to use elementary forecasting techniques.  

    (LO3) Students will be able to understanding the theory behind the econometric concepts and their relevance to the evaluation of certain business and / or economic situations.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Communication skills

    (S5) IT skills

  • Theory of the Firm (ECON254)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and evaluate the internal and external factors that influence the strategic decisions made by business organisations. The module will support the analysis of the operation of business organisations within national and international markets.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Apply the tools and concepts of microeconomics to analyse the behaviour of firms

    (LO2) Explain how market structure influences the behaviour of firms and the levels of profit they can achieve

    (LO3) Explain and evaluate the growth strategies used by firms

    (LO4) Explain and evaluate alternative theories of firm behaviour

    (LO5) Explain the influence of internal organisation on firm behaviour and performance.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) communication skills

    (S5) IT skills

    (S6) international awareness

    (S7) Ethical awareness

Programme Year Three

Your final year enables you to demonstrate an understanding of a wide range of the contexts in which accounting and finance operate and the main current techniques and practices used including: financial reporting; managerial accounting; finance; auditing and taxation.

With an understanding of accounting and finance related technical languages and practices and relevant business software you will become well skilled in recording and summarising transactions and economic events, preparing financial statements and analysing business operations.

In addition to being able to understand and critically evaluate contemporary theories and empirical evidence you will have a good understanding of basic concepts, techniques and applications of economics, quantitative methods, law and IT as they relate to Accounting and Finance.

Year Three Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced Auditing (ACFI301)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To develop an understanding of the critical aspects of managing an assurance engagement (including audit engagements): acceptance, planning, managing, concluding and reporting.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) understand and advise on the regulatory,professional and ethical issues relevant to those carrying out an assurance engagement

    (LO2) understandthe processes involved in accepting and managing assurance engagements

    (LO3) understand how quality assurance  processes mitigate risks

    (LO4) planassurance engagements in accordance with the terms of the engagements andappropriate standards

    (LO5) concludeand report on assurance engagements in accordance with the terms of theengagements and appropriate standards

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) International awareness

    (S8) Lifelong learning skills

    (S9) Ethical awareness

  • Advanced Management Accounting (ACFI303)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    The module aims to increase students' knowledge of the theory and practice of management accounting and to build on study of this topic in earlier years, especially to extend and complement the material covered in the second year Management Accounting (ACFI 203). An important part of the module is reviewing of the various theoretical approaches which have been adopted or proposed for the development of management accounting and management decision-making.  Also, detailed materials on the practice of management accounting will be provided and explored in lectures and workshops.  The module thus presents management accounting in a broad context of organisational management and control.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to evaluate the different approaches to performance management.

    (LO2) Students will be able to evaluate the behavioural and financial impact of transfer pricing on performance management.

    (LO3) Students will be able to examine and practice various specialist costing and management accounting techniques.

    (LO4) Students will be able to identify and evaluate the impact of contemporary issues on management accounting practice.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Teamwork

    (S6) Organisational skills

    (S7) Communication skills

    (S8) IT skills

    (S9) International awareness

    (S10) Lifelong learning skills

    (S11) Ethical awareness

  • Business Finance (ACFI304)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To provide students with a fundamental understanding of the core theoretical and empirical aspects involved in corporate finance. The course aims to build transferrable skills of students by concentrating on the fundamental theoretical and empirical principles.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the principles of bonds and stocks valuation.

    (LO2) Assessment of the term structure of interest rates

    (LO3) Develop understanding of emperical and theoretical aspects of capital budgeting under uncertainty, market efficiency

    (LO4) Understand portfolio theory, asset pricing models (CAPM,APT), and portfolio management.

    (LO5) Develop understanding of issues involved in Capital Structure and Dividend policy .

    (LO6) Understand the principles and practices involved in leasing, mergers and acquisitions

    (LO7) Understand the functions and valuation principle of options, futures, warrants and convertibles.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial Awareness

    (S4) Communication skills

  • Business Strategy (ACFI312)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The module aims to provide students with an understanding of how businesses develop and implement strategy.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Identify and analyse the consequences of a business’s current objectives, market position and direction.

    (LO2) Evaluate the likely consequences of strategic choices and recommend strategies to meet the objectives of a business

    (LO3) Recommend appropriate methods of implementing and monitoring strategies

    (S1) Commercial awareness

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) International awareness

  • Corporate Reporting and Analysis (ACFI302)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    Aims

    This module aims to develop students understanding of financial reporting to an advanced level by building upon the knowledge and skills gained in earlier financial reporting modules.  Complex IFRS on topics such as share based payments and deferred tax will be looked at.
    This module also aims to develop students consolidated accounting skills by looking at complex business combinations.
    This module also aims to develop an understanding of financial statement analysis using financial reporting and business strategy skills developed in this and earlier modules.
    This module aims to give students an appreciation of the ethical and professional issues an accountant may face in practice and develop an understanding of how to deal with those issues.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to prepare and evaluate single company financial statements, or extracts thereof, in accordance with IFRS for complex transactions.

    (LO2) Students will be able to account for complex business combinations in accordance with International Accounting Standards.

    (LO3) Students will be able to analyse and interpret financial statements and other financial information and draw appropriate conclusions.

    (LO4) Students will learn to appraise ethical, CSR and professional issues for an accountant undertaking work in corporate reporting and recommend courses of action.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) Communication skills

    (S6) International awareness

    (S7) Lifelong learning skills

    (S8) Ethical awareness

  • Financial Reporting 2 (ACFI309)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module is designed to build upon the knowledge and skills gained in earlier financial reporting modules by covering the preparation of group financial statements including associates and joint ventures.  It will also develop an understanding of group accounting principles and issues arising from group accounting including fair values, intangibles and impairment.

    The module also addresses other key accounting standards including those relating to leases, borrowing costs and related parties.

    The module should enable students to prepare complete single entity and consolidated financial statements, and extracts from those financial statements, covering a wide range of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

    Students will also be required to explain accounting and reporting concepts and ethical issues, and the application of IFRS to specified single entity or group scenarios

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to explain the contribution and inherent limitations of financial statements, apply the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) conceptual framework for financial reporting and identify and explain key ethical issues.

    (LO2) Students will be able to prepare and present financial statements from accounting data for single entities, whether organised in corporate or in other forms, in conformity with IFRS and explain the application of IFRS to specified single entity scenarios.

    (LO3) Students will be able to identify the circumstances in which entities are required to present consolidated financial statements, prepare and present them in conformity with IFRS and explain the application of IFRS to specified group scenarios.

    (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Self-awareness/self-analysis

    (S2) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Following instructions/protocols/procedures

    (S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Report writing

    (S6) Time and project management - Personal organisation

    (S7) Time and project management - Personal action planning

    (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S10) Information skills - Information accessing:[Locating relevant information] [Identifying and evaluating information sources]

    (S11) Skills in using technology - Using common applications (work processing, databases, spreadsheets etc.)

    (S12) Skills in using technology - Information accessing

    (S13) Skills in using technology - Online communications skills

    (S14) Numeracy/computational skills - Reason with numbers/mathematical concepts

    (S15) Numeracy/computational skills - Confidence/competence in measuring and using numbers

    (S16) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving

    (S17) Global citizenship - Relevant economic/political understanding

    (S18) Global citizenship - Ethical awareness

    (S19) Commercial awareness - Relevant understanding of organisations

    (S20) Personal attributes and qualities - Resilience

    (S21) Personal attributes and qualities - Flexibility/Adaptability

    (S22) Personal attributes and qualities - Integrity

Year Three Optional Modules

  • Advanced Entrepreneurship (ULMS360)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module is aims to develop an ability to develop entrepreneurial ideas and to turn them into a concrete business plan. It aims to support those students who are considering a career in business support and consultancy and at developing entrepreneurship and small firms.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Work independently and within a small group in order to effectively organise and cooperate to complete the range of tasks required to transform an entrepreneurial idea into a business plan

    (LO2) Carry out in-depth research and analysis on the different elements required to draft a detailed business plan (including sales and marketing; organisation; operations; finance; and overall strategy) which is realistic and comprehensive

    (LO3) Synthesise the main elements of the business plan to attract financial support for the start-up idea from a range of potential investors

    (LO4) Recognise and reflect on the key skills and attributes required in order to develop a coherent business plan as well as the challenges involved in trying to develop a real start up

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem-solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Teamwork

    (S6) Organisational skills

    (S7) Communication skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) Lifelong learning skills

    (S10) Ethical awareness

    (S11) Leadership

  • Advanced Taxation (ACFI305)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting75:25
    Aims

    The modules aims to enable candidates to apply technical knowledge and professional skills to identify and resolve tax issues that arise in the context of preparing tax computations and to advise on tax-efficient strategies for businesses and individuals.

    Candidates will be required to use technical knowledge and professional judgement to identify, explain and evaluate alternative tax treatments and to determine the appropriate solutions to taxation issues, giving due consideration to the needs of clients and the interaction between taxes. The commercial context and impact of recommendations will need to be considered in making such judgements, as will ethical and legal issues.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Explain and calculate the tax consequences of actions for individuals and companies and evaluate the interaction of taxes, including income tax, corporation tax, national insurance, stamp taxes and VAT  in given scenarios. This will involve advising and assisting clients in adhering to tax regulations.

    (LO2) Analyse and evaluate the tax implications of the choice of business structures, including provision of services through a company.

    (LO3) Identify and explain the tax implications of close companies and the tax implications for individuals.

    (LO4) Explain and evaluate the tax implications of group structures, including application and explanation of transfer pricing rules and effect of company cessation.

    (LO5) Advise on the tax implications for individuals and companies as a result of business transformation and change,

    (LO6) Calculate the impact on tax for international expansion and recognise the implications of double tax treaties and the OECD Convention.

    (LO7) Advise on alternative tax treatments to defer or minimise tax liabilities, explaining the use of tax efficient schemes. Candidates will also beable to understand the interaction of taxes in given scenarios and to identify and discriminate between tax evasion and tax avoidance.

    (LO8) Recognise and explain ethical and legal issues arising in taxation scenarios

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) International awareness

    (S8) Lifelong learning skills

    (S9) Ethical awareness

  • Behavioural Finance (ACFI311)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    Provide students with knowledge and understanding of theoretical and empirical limitations of and challenges to the efficient markets hypothesis;

    Present the psychological foundations of Behavioural Finance and how they impact upon investors’ rationality and arbitrage;

    Provide the opportunity for students to critically evaluate behaviourally induced market puzzles;

    Present key behavioural trading patterns from a theoretical perspective and outline their empirical design.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the key concepts and issues in behavioural finance

    (LO2) Possess a good command of the key theoretical and empirical literature in behavioural finance

    (LO3) Have practiced skills of problem-solving and critical thinking

    (LO4) Be familiar with the main implications (theoretical and empirical) of Behavioural Finance findings

    (LO5) Construct and present critical evaluations of key academic papers in Behavioural Finance

    (LO6) Development of key skills in terms of writtencommunication (eg by completing formative class questions and assignment;through a summative assignment and examination)

    (LO7) Developmentof key skills in oral presentation (eg through group work)

    (LO8) Development of key skills in terms of class participation

    (LO9) Development of key skills in terms of planning and time-management (eg preparing for classes; observing assignment deadlines),problem-solving, critical thinking and analysis, numeracy (eg by applyingtheir extant quantitative knowledge in understanding behavioural financeissues) and initiative (eg searching relevant literature and information inpreparation of seminars and summative assignment)

    (S1) Teamwork

    (S2) Organisational skills

    (S3) Communication skills

    (S4) IT skills

    (S5) International awareness

    (S6) Lifelong learning skills

    (S7) Ethical awareness

  • Capital Markets (ACFI321)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    Capital Markets provides a comprehensive introduction to the workings of modern financial systems, the efficiency of money markets and the role of investment bankers, illustrating how they impact our financial system. By drawing on numerous theoretical and practical examples from real-world case studies, this module aims at introducing the basic concepts of the banking, finance, investment, business studies, economics and financial service sector to the third year undergraduate students.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Traditional capital markets might be described simply as the meeting place where providers and users of capital interact through the medium of money or its proxies. Today’s capital markets in Europe and America continue with the above basic function and have become increasingly more sophisticated to serve the needs of an array of specialized investment sources including private equity funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds. Meeting these specialized needs has entailed the rapid development of new financial products and resulted in highly-rewarding new roles for finance industry professionals. To aid in the analysis and sale of these new products, computers handle vast databases of market data while accompanying analytics support decision-making in a financial world approaching information overload.

    (LO2) The course objective is to present the current capital markets with a blend of the theoretical with the practical. Our examination will extend beyond the traditional financial products, equity and debt instruments, to recent innovations. Until the summer of 2007, capital markets had experienced spectacular growth via a proliferation of new products. In keeping with classic economic theory, the investment rewards of products such as securitization were inevitably accompanied by risks as recent events brought to light. New products like asset-backed securities and Electronic Traded Funds will be reviewed and identified by investor profile and investment rationale.

    (LO3) The context in which our course develops will be the dramatic events unfolding from mid-2007 to the present. The conceptual bases and investment metrics employed by market participants will be examined in depth. Theories of risk v. return and those for interest rates will be reviewed. Data sources, key market indexes and investment performance measures will be identified. The common analytical techniques will be discussed along with the role of equity analysts and also that of major credit rating agencies.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Communication skills

    (S5) Lifelong learning skills

    (S6) Ethical awareness

  • Corporate Governance (ACFI320)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the history and development of corporate governance and the key principles and systems that underpin corporate governance today. It also provides the opportunity to assess the practical application of corporate governance systems across major international organisations.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) understand the need for corporate governance and the reasons for its continued development;

    (LO2) understand the key principles within corporate governance frameworks, with specific reference to the UK Corporate Governance Code;

    (LO3) be able to critically analyse and discuss the corporate governance arrangements for several types of organisation.

    (S1) Organisational skills

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) International awareness

    (S4) Lifelong learning skills

    (S5) Ethical awareness

  • Critical Perspectives in Management (ULMS366)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting40:60
    Aims

    A primary aim of the module is to invite students to consider the consequences of traditional orthodox management theory and practice for people in organizations (including managers) and society at large, and to examine the extent to which critical theory can inform more humanist approaches to management thinking. It aims in particular:

    To provide students with a sound understanding of a variety of critical perspectives on management, and their relation to society;

    Provide students with the theoretical tools necessary for the critical analysis of the process of management from sociological and philosophical perspectives;

    To explore the extent to which critical theory can contribute to the
    development of progressive, alternative and future-oriented management thinking;

    To support the enhancement of skills in critical analysis, critical reflection, and written and spoken communication.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) A critical understanding of the theories, concepts and empirical work that constitute the field of critical management studies

    (LO2) A critical awareness of the multi-disciplinary aspects of management and the ability to critically analyse the activities of contemporary organizations

    (LO3) The ability to develop critical questions about organizations and the tools to carry out appropriate critical inquiry to pursue their resolution.

    (LO4) The ability to evaluate corporate activities with regard to their potentialconsequences for issues that are important from critical perspectives (such asequality, control, exploitation, and resistance)

    (LO5) The ability to craft and communicate arguments from different criticalperspectives

    (LO6) The ability to critically reflect on their own learning and envisage their futuremanagement practice critically

    (S1) Analytical skills

    (S2) Teamwork

    (S3) Organisational skills

    (S4) Analytical writing skills

    (S5) International awareness

    (S6) Ethical awareness

  • Derivative Securities (ACFI310)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This course provides an introduction to derivative securities. Alternative derivative securities like forwards, futures, options, and exotic derivative contracts will be discussed. This incorporates detailing the properties of these securities.

    Furthermore, a key aim is to outline how these assets are valued.   Also the course demonstrates the use of derivatives in arbitrage, hedging and speculation. Finally, practical applications of derivatives and potential pitfalls are discussed.

    The class is run as a discussion based forum and students are expected to read all necessary materials prior to each session.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to describe the principles of option pricing.

    (LO2) Students will be able to compare and contrast alternative fair valuation techniques for pricing derivative instruments.

    (LO3) Students will be able to explain the biases in option pricing models.

    (LO4) Students will be able to apply an appropriate pricing model to a variety of contingent claim securities.

    (LO5) Students will be able to recognize the trading strategy appropriate to expected future market conditions.

    (LO6) Students will be able to derive and apply evolving models of derivative options to effectively manage risk transfer and assess their behaviour in the face of volatile financial and economic conditions.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Teamwork

    (S6) Organisational skills

    (S7) Communication skills

    (S8) IT skills

    (S9) International awareness

    (S10) Lifelong learning skills

    (S11) Ethical awareness

  • Financial Risk Management (ACFI342)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The module builds on the foundations of the existing finance modules and aims to give students a solid grounding in terms of understanding the recent global financial crisis and a wide range of risk management tools available to financial managers. Particular emphasis is placed on the issue of risk measurement. The following types of risk will be analysed extensively: Interest rate risk Market risk Credit risk Liquidity risk Capital adequacy Sovereign risk The class is run as a discussion based forum.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to understand how risk management contributes to value creation

    (LO2) Students will be able to understand how the global market for credit operates

    (LO3) Students will be able to explain the causes of the recent global credit crisis

    (LO4) Students will be able to overview the risks facing a modern corporation

    (LO5) Students will be able to analyse the effects of interest rate volatility on risk exposure

    (LO6) Students will be able to examine market risk, which results when companies actively trade bonds, equities and other securities

    (LO7) Students will be able to examine how credit risk adversely impacts a financial institution’s profits

    (LO8) Students will be able to analyse the problems created by liquidity risk

    (LO9) Students will be able to become familiar with the concept of capital adequacy and also with the Basel Accords

    (LO10) Students will be able to examine several aspects of sovereign lending and the underlying risks

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Problem solving skills

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) Lifelong learning skills

    (S10) Ethical awareness

  • Football Financial Reporting, Analysis and Valuation (ACFI322)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    This module aims to give students to develop an understanding of how financial transactions have an impact on football clubs, and the integration of finance into the success or otherwise of clubs. The module will attract students with an interest in the sport and provide them with an insight into how financial metrics in relation to clubs can be produced, and the valuation techniques used by investors when buying and selling clubs.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to explain the contribution and inherent limitations of financial statements, apply the International Accounting Standards Board's (IASB) conceptual framework for financial reporting in relation to incorporated football clubs.

    (LO2) Students will be able to prepare and present financial statements from business transactions for football clubs in corporate forms, in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and explain the application of IFRS to specified scenarios.

    (LO3) Students will be able to measure the value of a football club using appropriate valuation methods.

    (LO4) Students will be able to understand and apply football financial fair play rules, and the ethical responsibilities of clubs in adhering to these rules.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) IT skills

    (S6) International awareness

    (S7) Lifelong learning skills

    (S8) Ethical awareness

  • Principles of Finance With Excel (ACFI315)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The aim of the module is to provide a greater awareness of the capability of Excel in the financial environment.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be aware of the capabilities of Excel as a financial modelling tool

    (LO2) Students will be able to undertake sophisticated portfolio modelling using Excel

    (LO3) Students will use Excel to quantify and manage risk

    (LO4) Students will be able to use Excel to analyse and appraise real investment decisions

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) IT skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Written communication skills

    (S5) Commercial awareness

    (S6) Organisational skills

    (S7) Lifelong learning skills

  • The Football Business (ULMS370)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting75:25
    Aims

    The module aims:
    to enhance students’ understanding and knowledge of the key issues surrounding the contemporary football business and associated industries.
    to encourages students to apply their knowledge of economics, business and management to the football industry.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the key issues surrounding the contemporary football business and associated industries;

    (LO2) Students will demonstrate an ability to apply business and management concepts to the football industry;

    (LO3) Students will develop their abilities to analyse critically, synthesise ideas and write reports and opinions.

    (S1) Problem-solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Team-work

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) Lifelong learning skills

    (S10) Ethical awareness

The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.


Teaching and Learning

The principal forms of teaching are lectures and seminars. Lectures will normally be supported by material such as hand-outs and presentations.
Seminars give the opportunity for detailed discussion of a topic under the direction of a tutor. You are normally expected to prepare work in advance for seminars and may be expected to present work or give presentations from time to time. On some modules, such as quantitative techniques and IT, seminars may take the form of practical sessions using our PC suites.

All our degrees depend on you spending a good part of the week in private or group study in preparation for lectures and seminars. This involves making extensive use of the excellent library and IT facilities, just one minute’s walk away from the Management School.


Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. The exact weighting will vary from one module to another. As well as individual assignments and exams, you may also be assessed on group reports and presentations.