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Module

NBS8995 : Critical Skills for Finance

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Robert Sollis
  • Lecturer: Dr Xueqi Dong, Dr Xiaojing Song, Dr Minh Nguyen
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
ECTS Credits: 0.0

Aims

The module aims to provide a series of present in person sessions (with the possibility of online delivery) to students on the MSc Finance, MSc Banking and Finance, and MSc Quantitative Finance and Risk Management programmes. The sessions will be designed to provide students with essential academic skills required for the modules taught on the programmes. The module also seeks to create cohort identity and support student learning related to applied and theoretical financial analysis.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus outline supports academic learning on the MSc Finance, MSc Banking and Finance, and MSc Quantitative Finance and Risk Management programmes. It provides essential academic skills. The main topics to be covered are (i) study skills (ii) foundation mathematical and statistical skills (iii) data collection using electronic databases.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops82:0016:00Week 1 will have two two-hour sessions. Weeks 2-7 will have one two-hour session in each week.
Total16:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This will need to be updated to reflect the flexible learning framework.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M100There is no assessment for this module
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

There is no assessment for this module

Reading Lists

Timetable