Module title: Managerial Finance

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ACC08402
Module leader: Tienyu Hwang
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2017/8, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: N/A
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tienyu Hwang
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic, how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of activities such as reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will help to engage you in the learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will also be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The online content will facilitate the development of key skills such as reflective learning and critical thinking. Scholarship skills are developed through completion of the assessment

Assessment
Self-assessment questions and Case Studies provide formative assessment. Summative assessment consist of End of Unit progress tests and formal coursework assessment.

Research / teaching linkages
Research skills are developed in the preparation of materials for the online discussions where you will be required to source, analyse and present information. This is reinforced through the summative assessments in which the report draws on your information retrieval and analysis skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials will be available through the VLE and you can format these in a style that best matches your needs. Where additional special needs support is required this will be organised on an individual basis with the student concerned.

Internationalisation
Materials reference international examples and case studies. Online discussion will draw upon the international perspectives from the diverse student body.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 10 1-3 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will develop your abilities to analyse published financial information and apply internal financial information to the management roles of decision making, planning, control and performance evaluation.

* The analysis of published financial information and the management of working capital using investment, gearing and operational ratio analysis
* The importance of cash flow and sources of funds
* The use of cost classification and cost behaviour in the analysis of business performance and short-term decision making
* Budgeting for planning and control and the relevance of capital budgeting

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Calculate and explain the significance of key ratios for assessing the financial position of the firm
LO2: Analyse corporate performance from an internal and an external perspective
LO3: Apply a range of management accounting techniques to various business situations relating to analysis, planning, control and decision making

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - DR PETER ATRILL AND EDDIE MCLANEY (2014) ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE: AN INTRODUCTION: FT PUBLISHING INTERNATIONAL, 7th ed. - ISBN: 1292012560
Recommended - AIDAN BERRY AND ROBIN JARVIS (2011) ACCOUNTING IN A BUSINESS CONTEXT: CENGAGE LEARNING, 5th ed. - ISBN: 1408030470
Recommended - LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE - WWW.LONDONSTOCKEXCHANGE.COM
Recommended - YAHOO FINANCE - HTTPS://UK.FINANCE.YAHOO.COM/

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