Module title: Investment Management

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

Module code: ACC10102
Module leader: Marizah Minhat
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

To study this modules you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or to have passed this module
ACC09101
Corporate Financial Management
Finance at SCQF Level 9

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Marizah Minhat
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to Los
The assessment portfolio is made up of an exam and three assignments, was designed to allow students to undertake independent learning towards achieving LOs.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
There are opportunities to acquire theoretical knowledge and scientific evidence with regard to investment issues and practices. The tutorials are for discussion of current issues in investment management and pre-selected quantitative questions to develop both analytical and technical skills. The coursework requires students to access various sources of information (e.g. FAME database, company websites, annual reports) as part of their investment analysis. It also requires students to research and read relevant academic journal articles and financial press, which can enhance their scholarship skills.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Summative assessment is in the form of exam, presentation, essay and report. The coursework involves partly research and reading of research articles as well as gathering of relevant data and information. It also requires students to find information, perform some qualitative and/or quantitative analysis and present and write an essay on chosen investment issues, and a report on investment decisions and strategies.

Research/teaching linkages
The module is designed to instil research culture among students especially through LO5. Students are encouraged to discuss investment issues and link these to academic literature before an interesting research proposal can be produced.

Supporting equality and diversity
This module uses a diverse approach to learning and teaching which includes face-to-face and independent learning. Students may gain access to materials through a variety of formats as technology such as email, moodle and online resources (e.g., LibrarySearch).
Internationalisation
Students are encouraged to keep abreast with international fina

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)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 15 2,5 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Oral Presentation 5 5 3 - 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 30 2 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Students will learn about the presence of a wide range of financial assets, whereby each financial asset offers a different combination of potential benefits and risks. Due to continuous innovations, the choice of investment instruments is continually widening and such instruments are growing in sophistication. Investment management involves selecting appropriate instruments and building investment portfolios to suit investors’ varying needs. The module presents a blend of theory and key aspects of current investment practices. It will cover topics related to investments in equities, bonds, derivatives, and Islamic securities.



Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: develop an ability to identify factors affecting return and risk
LO2: develop an ability to find and interpret financial information as well as to apply statistical techniques to inform investment decisions and strategies
LO3: develop an ability to evaluate investment performance by applying different measures and techniques
LO4: develop an understanding on investing with derivatives and using derivatives in investment management
LO5: have some awareness and understanding of current issues in investments and innovations of interesting research topics

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