Module title: Management Science and Statistics

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: FIN08107
Module leader: Leslie Short
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

Business Skills (SOE07101)
Business Maths, Business Statistics or related study at SCQF level 7.

2018/9, Trimester 1, 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: Leslie Short
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Use of computer packages and IT will alow students to access, retrieve, interpret, communicate and present technical financial information effectively

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Key employability skills will be developed and enhanced through the practical experiences associated with assessments and conteribution to team goals and objectives. Students will be exposed to the importance of academic rigour in terms of sourcing relevant information, structuring this information to support their own work, and communicating this effectively through a written report.

Assessment (formative & summative)
Formative and summative assessments include evidence of information retrieval and the production of a business related report. Group work will involve the planning, design and execution of an information based technique, together with the interpretation and communication of relevant results. Tasks relating to standard software packages will enhance student's IT skills.

Research/teaching linkages
Students are engaged in research throughout the module, to support their work through accessing and retrieving relevant academic information, and with the undertaking of a report based in their subject area.

Supporting equality and diversity
Group work allows students to support each other in the first assessment. Additional support is available at stats plus drop-in help sessions.

Internationalisation
Contemporary business issues are explored throughout the module as they apply in the UK, and emphasis is placed on how these differ in other parts of the world. The increasing number of international students present on the module will will enrich the understanding of all students as they collaborate and support each other in terms of their own learning.




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)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 28
Independent Learning Guided independent study 122
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1, 3, 5 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Class Test 15 1, 3 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Other 25 2, 6 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 4 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Leslie Short
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Use of computer packages and IT will allow students to access, retrieve, interpret, communicate and present technical financial information effectively

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Key employability skills will be developed and enhanced through the practical experiences associated with assessments and contribution to team goals and objectives. Students will be exposed to the importance of academic rigour in terms of sourcing relevant information, structuring this information to support their own work, and communicating this effectively through a written report.

Assessment (formative & summative)
Formative and summative assessments include evidence of information retrieval and the production of a business related report. Group work will involve the planning, design and execution of an information based technique, together with the interpretation and communication of relevant results. Tasks relating to standard software packages will enhance student's IT skills.

Research/teaching linkages
Students are engaged in research throughout the module, to support their work through accessing and retrieving relevant academic information, and with the undertaking of a report based in their subject area.

Supporting equality and diversity
Group work allows students to support each other in the first assessment. Additional support is available at stats plus drop-in help sessions.

Internationalisation
Contemporary business issues are explored throughout the module as they apply in the UK, and emphasis is placed on how these differ in other parts of the world. The increasing number of international students present on the module will enrich the understanding of all students as they collaborate and support each other in terms of their own learning.


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 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1,3,5 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Class Test 15 1,3 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 25 2,6 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 40 4 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Linear Programming. Theory and use of a computer package (Excel) to solve, and carry out sensitivity
analysis for, linear programming problems.
Project Management. Produce a project plan and allocate resources to project tasks, resolving any
conflicts that may occur.
Statistics. Statistical inference, comprising probability distributions, sampling and estimation and
hypothesis testing.
Regression analysis, comprising simple and multiple regression, bivariate relationships and
error diagnosis of models.
Goodness of fit, and test of independence, via chi-squared test.
Introduction to SPSS software package.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Formulate, solve and interpret linear programming scenarios.
LO2: Formulate, solve and interpret project management scenarios.
LO3: Gain familiarity with working with a range of software packages.
LO4: Apply techniques for statistical inference and regression analysis, and interpret the results.
LO5: Develop technical report writing skills
LO6: Develop independent learning skills

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