Postgraduate

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Modules

NBS8004 : Dissertation (Analyst Report)

Semesters
Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0

Aims

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture52:0010:00Sessions discussing expectations and specific issues relevant to the dissertation.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1587:00587:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision31:003:00N/A
Total600:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module is based on students working on their own. They apply knowledge and skills acquired from the compulsory taught modules on this programme to produce an analyst report on a chosen listed company. The preparatory sessions help them to get started, which allow them to present their initial views to staff and peers and obtain feedback.The group supervision meetings allow you to ask individual questions as well as to discuss common questions you are encountering as a group whilst working on your dissertation.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M10012000 words
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.

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