Module title: Global Finance

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

Module code: FIN11108
Module leader: Leslie Short
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: Leslie Short
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs 1-5. The LTA approach consists of formal lectures and tutorials. Tutorials will used for general discussion of issues raised in lectures, solving practical problem sets and short group presentations related to specific case studies. The directed study tasks in these tutorials are designed to provide student focus on key issues and the principal reading material.
LOs 1-5. The tutorial programme tasks will promote and develop employability and sholarship skills such as: task management, research, group co-ordination and co-operation, synthesis and presentational skills.
Formative assessment. LOs 1-5. Tutorial problem sets/case studies/presentations will give exposure to the practical application of issues raised in lectures and feedback on their learning.
Summative assessment. LOs 1-5 coursework essay. LOs 1-5 centrally timetabled examination of three hour duration.
The teaching team members are all activiely involved in research and scholarly activity which ensures that the module materials for all LOs are current and credible. While it is anticipated that, as students are operating at a post-graduate level, they will have developed a base of research skills, the module will develop such skills through the groupwork and preparation for the essay.
To support equality and diversity all teaching materials used in lectures and tutorials will be available on WebCT. Web links to key articles/podcasts will be provided. Tutor support both face-to-face (surgery hours) and by e-mail will be provided.
For LOs 1-5 a range of relevant examples from markets, institutions and users in different parts of the world besides the UK are used throughout the module.


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
Independent Learning Guided independent study 161
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1 - 5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1 - 5 13 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module will examine the structure and functions of the international monetary and financial system. It will analyse the development and the implications of the global financial marketplace. It will examine the functions, products, participants, operational arrangements of, and the linkages between, the money markets – short-term interest rate products, the foreign exchange market, the government and corporate bond markets, the equity capital markets and the international derivatives markets.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine and analyse the elements and structure of the global financial market place.
LO2: Analyse, and evaluate the functions of money, foreign exchange, bond, equity and derivatives markets.
LO3: Examine and discriminate between the products of money, foreign exchange, bond, equity and derivatives markets.
LO4: Critically appraise the operational processes of the money, foreign exchange, bond, equity and derivatives markets.
LO5: Appraise and evaluate the fundamental role of these markets as being the management of financial risk.

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