Module title: Business Economics and Finance in a Global Environment

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

Module code: SOE11531
Module leader: Alina Gavris
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 1, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Alina Gavris
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general
introduction to the topic, how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also
be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your
learning. A mix of activities such as reflective exercises, self-assessment questions for each unit will help to engage you in the
learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will also be
encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.

Formative Assessment:
Self-assessment questions and tutor-led activities.

Summative Assessment:
Ten End of Unit progress tests and formal coursework that assess the module learning outcomes.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 10 1,2,3,4,5,6 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 90 1,2,3,4,5,6 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4500
Component 1 subtotal: 10
Component 2 subtotal: 90
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Alina Gavris
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic, how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of activities such as reflective exercises, self-assessment questions for each unit will help to engage you in the learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will also be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.

Formative Assessment:
Self-assessment questions and tutor-led activities.

Summative Assessment:
Ten End of Unit progress tests and formal coursework that assess the module learning outcomes.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 10 All 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 90 All 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will teach you 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. You will also learn how to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages to the business of a range of sources of finance, how managers report on the financial affairs and financial position of the business, and how to analyse financial reports in order 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 global companies operate and establish their impact on firms’ economic activity
LO2: Analyse major macroeconomic indicators and establish their impact on a firm’s economic activity
LO3: Critically evaluate the effects that government policies have on a company’s economic activity
LO4: Critically evaluate the allocation and use of resources to achieve business goals
LO5: Assess the advantages and disadvantages of a range of sources of business finance
LO6: Evaluate a range of theories on the formulation, communication and use of financial budgets and reports

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