NBS8004 : Dissertation (Analyst Report)
- Offered for Year: 2020/21
- Module Leader(s): Dr Zhijuan Wu
- Lecturer: Mr Ben Dickson-Green, Professor Simon Hussain
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
This is a capstone module for the programme.
The analyst report is designed to help students to analyse and synthesise the knowledge acquired in the compulsory programme and to use it in an extended study. The report involves undertaking a financial analysis and strategic assessment and valuation for a listed company (chosen by the student), culminating in an investment recommendation.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module is compulsory for students on this programme and based on the students’ own research. Students are required to undertake a financial, strategic analysis and valuation of their chosen company and to produce an analyst report on the company. The actual contents have already been covered in the core modules on the programme. The preparatory sessions are designed to outline clearly what is required and provide a chance to ask questions.
Preparatory sessions include:
1. Choosing companies
2. Business and corporate strategy
3. Financial analysis and valuation
4. Forecasting and share price performance
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||5||2:00||10:00||Sessions discussing expectations and specific issues relevant to the dissertation.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||587:00||587:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
This module is based on students working on their own. Students apply knowledge and skills acquired from the compulsory taught modules on this programme to produce an analyst report on a chosen listed company. A 2-hour company selection guide session in early Semester 2 is to help students select an appropriate company for dissertations, which will be followed by company selection submission and approval. The 4X2-hour preparatory sessions during Semester 3 are to help students frame their dissertation analysis. The supervision meetings provide the opportunities for you to discuss with your supervisors/markers the questions you are encountering whilst working on your dissertation and get feedback.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The dissertation gives students the opportunity for undertaking independent research into their chosen company, and the opportunity to utilise the material and skills acquired in compulsory taught modules. Each thesis will be assessed by two examiners with appropriate expertise and will be also checked for plagiarism.