Core Module Information
Module title: Transnational Financial Crime

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

Module code: ACC11122
Module leader: Ken Farnhill
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance


Description of module content:

Financial offences: fraud, including tax evasion, bribery, theft, money laundering, terrorist financing
Facilitation of financial crime by businesses and professional persons
Money laundering and profits from illegal enterprise and organised crime.
Bribery and corruption
International conventions and co-operation in financial crime prevention and role of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and United Nations
Management of risks of financial crime
Terrorism financing and its prevention
Data security, computer security and responses to the threat of computer-enabled financial crime
Financial crime risks and the use of the internet
The role of investigators, the police, document examiners and forensic experts
Investigation of financial crime across jurisdictions

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: To evaluate theories on the causes of financial crime by individuals, businesses and organised crime groups.
LO2: To critically evaluate international efforts to prevent organised financial crime and money laundering.
LO3: To develop original and creative approaches to the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud against business organisations, taking account of the technologies available to perpetrators and to management.
LO4: To develop original and creative responses to the risks of employees or others using the business organisation as a vehicle for financial crime, including fraud, money laundering and bribery.
LO5: To critically analyse the factors which contribute to the security of personal data, confidential business information and online systems against illegal or unauthorised access, alteration or processing.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: Morrison Handley-Schachler
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 50 1-2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 3-5 14 HOURS= 1.5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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