Module title: Global Business Economics and Finance

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

Module code: SOE11144
Module leader: Piotr Jaworski
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

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

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Piotr Jaworski
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Module materials will be provided in soft (Moodle) format, to ensure they are available to all students: students are supported by flexible learning materials which have been developed by the Edinburgh Napier teaching team. They receive a Student Study Guide which outlines the module aims, outcomes, lecture content, details tutorial exercises and provides assessment guidance, and are directed to a recommended core (electronic) textbook.
(LO 1-6) Interactive seminars ensure that students are engaged throughout the taught element of the module. A variety of approaches are used such as audio-visual resources, group discussion, case studies. Students are set tasks in tutorials and gain tutor formative feedback on these in tutorials. This participative approach encourages regular reading and provides opportunities for deep learning. The tutorial activities are related to the learning outcomes and assist students in preparing for assessments.

Formative Assessment:
Tutor-led activities.

Summative Assessment:
Two reports

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1-3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Project - Written 50 4-6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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

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