Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to the Financial Services Sector

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: FIN07102
Module leader: Merve Coskun
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance
Prerequisites

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

Description of module content:

The module covers the whole of the financial sector institutions and markets. The important relationship between risk, term and return is explored and how the process of financial intermediation reconciles the disparate needs of borrowers and lenders. Depository (eg banks, building societies) and non-depository (eg pension funds, unit trusts, insurance companies) financial intermediaries and the products they deal in, non-marketable securities, are investigated.Financial markets – and the products they deal in, marketable securities, are studied: also the implications for personal finance such as pensions, insurance Wider societal implications are considered e.g. financial inclusion, fossil fuels/extractive industries finance. Socially Responsible Investments and Environmental, Societal and Governance issues are discussed.Students will also acquire a good understanding of financial information as presented in the financial press and be able to calculate yields from Shares and Bonds

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Develop an awareness of the rationale underlying financial institutions and markets.

LO2: Gain an appreciation of the need for, and forms of, regulation of the financial system.

LO3: Identify key considerations for personal financial planning.

LO4: Outline the roles of the various financial markets and institutions.

LO5: Identify the financial instruments and services provided by the financial institutions.

LO6: Develop an awareness of basic quantitative skills appropriate to the financial sector.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module:
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 9
Online Guided independent study 171
Face To Face Lecture 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 70 1~2~4~5 Exam Period , WORDS= 2000
Class Test 30 3~6 Week 8 HOURS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Introduction to the Financial Services Sector