Global Opportunities

ACC3020 : SA Sem 1 The Financial Manager (NUBS only)

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To consider the issues that are of importance to a financial manager operating in a global market.

Outline Of Syllabus

1 International investment decision-making
2 The cost of capital, including its derivation and calculation
3 The management of financial risk
4 The capital structure decision
5 Types of debt and leasing contracts

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:3015:00PIP lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Time for students to complete formative and summative coursework and asssessments
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00PIP seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study146:0046:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time11:001:00One session in semester for student questions and whole cohort live online discussion
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
ACC3006International Financial Management
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

1) Lectures are used to explain the module and to introduce basic concepts and techniques.

2)Seminars provide an opportunity for students to discuss reading and work through problem questions in a small group environment.

3)Scheduled online contact time provides space for student queries and general discussions related to the module.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901M100In class exam for Erasmus/ Study Abroad students
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MSeminar questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The formal examination tests students' intended knowledge and skills outcomes, in particular their ability to write succinct essays and solve numerical problems.

In the case of an alternative semester 1 assessment (worth 100% of the overall module mark) being necessary due to circumstances, the module leader will in the first instance consult with the DPD as to the requirements of the professional accrediting body to discuss possible acceptable alternatives. In past academic years this alternative was a 24 hour take home exam delivered online, and it is envisioned that if circumstances do not allow a present-in-person timed exam at the end of semester 1 then this may be an example of the type of alternative assessment which could be put in place.

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