Module title: Company Study Dissertation (HK)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: ACC11917
Module leader: Maria Mina Rosero
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

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2017/8, Trimester 3, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Maria Mina Rosero
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
Students receive individual guidance from their supervisor to support their undertaking of the independent learning that is
characteristic of a dissertation. They will also receive specific guidance in the form of their own Research Methods module
which will specifically help them to achieves LOs 1 and 2
Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Employability is developed through research based study of a particular problem and in the development of skills to retrieve,
analyse and communicate findings. The nature of the module allows students to undertake an investigation which should have
relevance to future employment as they will be undertaking a task that is required of equities analysts on a daily basis. In other
programmes in Scottish universities that are accredited by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute, this type of dissertation is
strongly proposed as giving students the opportunity to both undertake a study of academic rigour and providing them with a
practical piece of work which could be strongly advantageous to them in their career development.
Assessment (formative or summative)
Producing the Company Study Dissertation address LOs 1 to 5 (summative). Formative feedback is given by the supervisor as
the dissertation is developed.
Research / teaching linkages
Students are exposed to the latest developments in terms of subject matter and content as their analysis of the entity and its
environment must be contemporary. Additionally, they are required to undertake an analysis of a topic relevant to the company
which fully engages them with the academic underpinning of a literature review and permits them to blend theory and its
practical application in a relevant setting. Current staff research in the area of valuation is also relevant to the module content.
Supporting equality and diversity
Written material is generated by the student who can work with the supervisor to accommodate any IT access issues.
Internationalisation
The module content is flexible and depending on the student’s choice of entity can be internationally based. We would encourage students to undertake valuation of an entity in their home country or in any country that is of relevance to their future employment needs. The skills of research are also generic and not confined to international boundaries, though the cultural context of understanding and meaning is important and this will be discussed in classes.


Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback is given by the supervisor as the dissertation is developed

Summative Assessment:
Producing the Company Study Dissertation address LOs 1 to 5 (summative)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 400
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1,2,3,4,5 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Maria Mina Rosero
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Students receive individual guidance from their supervisor to support their undertaking of the independent learning that is characteristic of a dissertation. They will also receive specific guidance in the form of their own Research Methods module which will specifically help them to achieves LOs 1 and 2

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Employability is developed through research based study of a particular problem and in the development of skills to retrieve, analyse and communicate findings. The nature of the module allows students to undertake an investigation which should have relevance to future employment as they will be undertaking a task that is required of equities analysts on a daily basis. In other programmes in Scottish universities that are accredited by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute, this type of dissertation is strongly proposed as giving students the opportunity to both undertake a study of academic rigour and providing them with a practical piece of work which could be strongly advantageous to them in their career development.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Producing the Company Study Dissertation address LOs 1 to 5 (summative). Formative feedback is given by the supervisor as the dissertation is developed.



Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
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Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 400
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1-5 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
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
Students receive individual guidance from their supervisor to support their undertaking of the independent learning that is characteristic of a dissertation. They will also receive specific guidance in the form of their own Research Methods module which will specifically help them to achieves LOs 1 and 2

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Employability is developed through research based study of a particular problem and in the development of skills to retrieve, analyse and communicate findings. The nature of the module allows students to undertake an investigation which should have relevance to future employment as they will be undertaking a task that is required of equities analysts on a daily basis. In other programmes in Scottish universities that are accredited by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute, this type of dissertation is strongly proposed as giving students the opportunity to both undertake a study of academic rigour and providing them with a practical piece of work which could be strongly advantageous to them in their career development.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Producing the Company Study Dissertation address LOs 1 to 5 (summative). Formative feedback is given by the supervisor as the dissertation is developed.

Research / teaching linkages
Students are exposed to the latest developments in terms of subject matter and content as their analysis of the entity and its environment must be contemporary. Additionally, they are required to undertake an analysis of a topic relevant to the company which fully engages them with the academic underpinning of a literature review and permits them to blend theory and its practical application in a relevant setting. Current staff research in the area of valuation is also relevant to the module content.


Supporting equality and diversity
Written material is generated by the student who can work with the sup

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback is given by the supervisor as the dissertation is developed.

Summative Assessment:
Producing the Company Study Dissertation address LOs 1 to 5 (summative).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 400
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1 - 5 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The finished dissertation should be aimed at investors who wish to make investment decisions and must involve a company that is listed on the stock market. The structure of the dissertation is of a standard format and relates to Introduction, Macro economic view, Micro industry view, literature review of relevant topic, analysis of the entity, valuation of entity shares and Conclusion. Each student will be assigned a supervisor but will pursue their own individual study which will demonstrate reflective learning.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Complete a self-motivated study, underpinned by research, of the environment within which the chosen entity operates and determine the main factors that affect its ability to return value to its shareholders in the future
LO2: Apply knowledge of investment analysis to evaluate the current position of the chosen entity’s share price
LO3: Demonstrate evidence of skills of enquiry, logical reasoning and analysis throughout the dissertation process
LO4: Select a relevant area of investigation to the chosen entity and critically review literature relevant to it
LO5: Write a dissertation which communicates concisely and which constructs conclusions based on evidence.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - BELL, J (1993) DOING YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1st ed.
Core - BRYMAN, A (2007) BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2nd ed.
Core - PENMAN, S. H. (2007) FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS AND SECURITY VALUATION: MCGRAW-HILL, 3rd ed.
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