Module title: Investment, Corporate Finance and Portfolios

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ACC11113
Module leader: Nazam Dzolkarnaini
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

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

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Nazam Dzolkarnaini
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Weekly session:
The first part of the sessions will be lecturer led and will aim to lay the foundations of the material covered. The session will give an introduction and background to the subject material, set out the main areas of theory and outline current practice. Students will be expected read selected material and attempt tutorial questions.

The second part of the sessions will allow students time to practise tutorial questions set, ask questions or discuss aspects of the material with the tutor.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Key employability skills will be developed and enhanced through the learning of fundamental concepts of investing and related theory. The core text is based both in current practice and research based evidence. It thus exposes students to practical elements of the industry in addtion to developing scholarly awareness of the issues covered.

Assessment (formative & summative)
Formative assessment is available through students reading and considering the material and attempting the weekly tutorial questions. In this way they can evaluate their progress against the learning objectives.
Summative assessment comprises two formal assessments: the first is a written report, based on a topic selected by the student (agreed with the tutor) and uses research skills in critically evaluating literature relevant to the topic. The second assessment is a final examination written paper covering the syllabus.

Research/teaching linkages
Students are engaged in recent research on the topic throughout the module. The reading requirements offer linkages to relevant research and the written report requires accessing of relevant literature.

Equality and Diversity
The module will conform to ENU's equality and diversity policies. Students with any questions relating to equality and diversity should contact the module leader.

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 15
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 26
Independent Learning Guided independent study 141
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1 - 2 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1 - 5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Review of risk and return fundamentals and portfolio theory
Valuation models equity and bonds
Computation of efficient portfolios and the efficient frontier
Evaluating investments, investment strategies and models
Earnings quality issues and financial ratio analysis, Common stock financing, Debt Financing
Alternative investments
Measures of investor risk aversion, and the concept of utility
Portfolio management strategies
Internationally diversified portfolios
Derivatives
Behavioural finance issues - aspects of investor psychology and behaviour

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate business analysis and its relation to financial statement analysis
LO2: Discuss, interpret and evaluate ideas and contemporary issues in Corporate Finance and Investments and communicate research conclusions in writing
LO3: Analyse problems and issues relating to corporate finance and governance
LO4: Explore a variety of investment strategies
LO5: Investigate behavioural finance issues relating to investors

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - BROWN, K. AND REILLY, F. (2012) ANALYSIS OF INVESTMENTS AND MANAGEMENT OF PORTFOLIOS (INTERNATIONAL EDITION)
: SOUTH WESTERN, CANADA, 10th ed. - ISBN: 9780538482486
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