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NBS8096 : Finance and Investment

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Philip Morey
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


To provide a theoretical framework for the study of finance and financial markets.
To build on the theoretical foundation by studying a number of topics in finance in greater detail

This module develops further the material covered in NBS8122.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Portfolio Analysis - Theory and Practice
•       Financial Markets and Asset Pricing
•       Investment Performance Evaluation
•       Corporate Financing Decisions
•       Corporate Dividend Policy

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture93:0027:00Present in person
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials91:009:00Exercises and discussions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion123:0023:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study116:0016:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Teaching sessions will include lecture material but also practical exercises to emphasise the application of the techniques discussed.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Examination motivates effort to acquire understanding and operational grasp of principles and techniques. It also guarantees that assessment is based on student’s own work and abilities.

Reading Lists