Core Module Information
Module title: Research Methods for Company Study Dissertation (HK)

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

Module code: ACC11914
Module leader: Maria Mina Rosero
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy


Description of module content:

Different valuation methods - fundament analysis based on DCF, EVA. Technical Analysis and recognised approaches. Research methodologies, critically reviewing literature, research design and ethics, data collection methods (qualitative, quantitative and mixed), analysis methods, research writing and dissemination.

Learning Outcomes for module:

To evaluate the range of approaches used for entity valuation
Critically identify and evaluate research methodologies together with the relevant methods and techniques for the collection and analysis of data
To assess reliability and validity of the chosen approach
To analyse and evaluate literature relevant to the area
To formulate a research plan based on the choice and justification of an entity for study as part of the Company Study Dissertation module.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2020/1, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Maria Mina Rosero
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
This module will be taught in trimester two via ten hours of lectures delivered by two or three staff with specialisms in the area of the specific module subject areas. These will be supported by three x two-hour tutorials in which specific module components will be re-enforced – for example, there will be one tutorial on valuation and an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of differing approaches, one on literature searching and reviewing and one on the area of producing a plan

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Employability is embedded through developing research based skills in general and through considering valuation based skills in particular as these are the skills that it is anticipated students who take this module are most keen to enhance. This module is seen as crucial in preparing students for the Company Study Dissertation module which should provide them with an advantage in their quest to be involved in the field of equities analysis and valuation

Assessment (formative or summative)
The assessment (100%) is to produce a company valuation and justify their choice of approach through a literature review. In week 4 or 5 the student will produce an unassessed outline of their proposal which can be discussed in tutorial.

Research / teaching linkages
Students must maintain a knowledge of the latest developments in the subject matter as their justifications depend upon it. They are required to assess research papers as part of their assessment. Current staff research in the area is relevant to the module content.

Supporting equality and diversity
Material will be provided on moodle and also in hard copy. For students with access or mobility difficulties appropriate measures will be taken to enable them to participate fully in module learning.
The module content is flexible and depending upon the entity that a student chooses can be int

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 184
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 100 All 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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