Module title: Management of Financial Institutions

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

Module code: FIN10103
Module leader: David Potter
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, 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: David Potter
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs

This module is delivered in taught and distance learning mode and study guides are made available to students which take them through the syllabus. Each learning outcome is allocated either one or two units in the study guide. On the full-time taught mode there is one two hour class per week across twelve weeks. An introductory lecture and a summary at the end of the semester along with one hour allocated to each unit in the syllabus. The first hour is in lecture mode with some discussion of key issues while the second consists of group work incorporating a powerpoint presentation and discussion. The presentation topics are related to the learning outcomes although, due to the need for everyone to participate in a presentation, some outcomes have more than one topic. The overall structure endeavours to encourage students to understand how theory and practice can be linked and every piece of assessment requires students to demonstrate a good understanding of theory and then combine this in an appreciation of how that theory is or is not applied in practice.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills

Key employability skills are embedded: Group work in that students prepare their tutorial presentations in small teams. Communication - written through coursework and examination and oral in the delivery of the group presentation. IT throught the preparation of the powerpoint presentation. Business awareness through the efforts made to blend theory with the practical financial services environment.

Assessment (formative and summative)

Formative assessment incorporates an essay of around 2,000 words which covers learning outcomes 1 - 4 and is submitted in week 10. Summative assessment is an end of semester examination covering all learning outcomes n the module.

Research/teaching linkages

The students are encouraged to develop and use research skills in the preparation of their p

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 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 14
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 1 - 4 3-11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: David Potter
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs

This module is delivered in distance learning mode and study guides are made available to students which take them through the syllabus. Each learning outcome is allocated either one or two units in the study guide. Students work through the study guides which consist of a module text and a student guide with self-assessment questions and suggested answers. Support is provided by telephone, e-mail and through WebCT and there are three two-hour Saturday morning tutorials where these are viable and can be attended by students. Three study notes containing a review of each section of the syllabus along with specimen examination questions and answres are circulated to all students after the tutorials or at appropriate times where no tutorials take place. The overall structure endeavours to encourage students to understand how theory and practice can be linked and every piece of assessment requires students to demonstrate a good understanding of theory and then combine this in an appreciation of how that theory is or is not applied in practice.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills

Key employability skills are embedded: Communication - written through coursework and examination and oral in tutorial discussion. Independent study skills through the nature of the delivery mode. Business awareness through the efforts made to blend theory with the practical financial services environment.

Assessment (formative and summative)

Formative assessment incorporates an essay of around 2,000 words which covers learning outcomes 1 - 4 and is submitted in week 10. Summative assessment is an end of semester examination covering all learning outcomes n the module.

Research/teaching linkages

The students are encouraged to develop and use research skills in the preparation of the coursework and, in addition, the module content often assists in the completion of the dissertation module.

Suppor

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)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 198
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 1, 2, 3, 4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Theories of organisational behaviour – development of the various schools and their relevance to modern management
Theories of organisational design - different types of structural model - practical application within financial services
Significant organisational developments within the sector - techniques used to manage change - reasons for, reactions to and results of change within financial services
Influence of the external environment in the development of the sector - contextual and operational environmental influences - social responsibility and business ethics, theory and practice
Information technology - its relevance to and influence on the development of the sector
The concept and role of marketing - development in financial services - features of financial services marketing - the financial services marketing mix -segmentation strategies

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop a good understanding of the way in which theories of organisational behaviour and schools of management thought have developed over the years
LO2: Critically analyse theories of an approach to organisational design and their practical application in the financial services sector
LO3: Appraise and reflect on the process of organisational development and the management of change and assess the approaches which have been adopted to manage the substantial change within the sector in recent years
LO4: Investigate and assess the interaction of financial services organisations with the external environment and critically review the impact this has had on the development of and business management within the sector
LO5: Analyse the role and importance of information technology and systems in the management of financial services
LO6: Critically assess the role and significance of marketing and marketing strategy within the sector and clearly understand the marketing challenges inherent in offering and delivering financial services to consumers

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