Core Module Information
Module title: Global Business Economics and Finance

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

Module code: SOE11144
Module leader: Elena Papagiannaki
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

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

Description of module content:

The large majority of businesses today operate in a variety of economic environments and their leaders must make economic decisions taking into account market specific information. This module covers the most essential analytical tools required for economic decision making such as: the concepts of economic systems, profit and utility maximisation, demand elasticity, market equilibrium, market structures, macroeconomic objectives, government policies? (monetary, fiscal and trade policies) tools and their impact on businesses etc.Businesses also require funding from shareholders and lenders at the outset and subsequently need to profits and positive cash flows for investment. They are in competition with other businesses for funding, just as much as they are competition for labour and market share. On this course, you will learn to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages to the business of a range of sources of finance. You will also learn how managers report on the financial affairs and financial position of the business and how financial reports can be analysed to evaluate business performance.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Analyse various types of market structures in which companies operate.

LO2: Comparatively analyse major macroeconomic indicators and establish their impact on an international firm’s economic activity.

LO3: Critically evaluate the effects that macroeconomic and trade policies have on an international company’s economic activity.

LO4: Critically evaluate the allocation and use of resources to achieve business goals.

LO5: Make judgments on the advantages and disadvantages of a range of sources of business finance.

LO6: Evaluate a range of theories on the purposes and use of financial reports.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elena Papagiannaki
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 30
Online Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 4~5~6 Week 13 , WORDS= 2000
Project - Written 50 1~2~3 Week 7 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elena Papagiannaki
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 22
Independent Learning Lecture 12
Online Guided independent study 166
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200



Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Global Business Economics and Finance