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ACC3058 : Business Finance

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Ben Dickson-Green
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 13.0


• To introduce the key concepts and models of finance and financial decision making.
• To cover the materials required for the ICAEW’s Professional Level papers in Business and Finance and Financial Management.

Outline Of Syllabus

- Financing options
- Managing financial risk
- Investment decisions and valuation

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials361:0036:00Non-synchronous online delivery (2x delivery)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion154:0054:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Live question practice sessions
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities181:0018:00Non-synchronous guided learning
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00Introduction lecture, 2 mock debriefs
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery180:309:00Live discussion board
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study174:0074:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Online lectures are used to provide the basic framework, demonstrate techniques and explain concepts and theory. Some online lectures will involve worked examples to develop problem-solving and technical skills which students can then practice. These are supported by student reading of texts, and guided question practice to help them prepare for the final assessment. Live question practice sessions and discussion boards will ensure students are able to access support for any queries regarding their learning.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A50Organised in house by NUBS.
Written Examination902A50Organised in house by NUBS.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MPractice questions provided
Prob solv exercises2MPractice questions provided
Written Examination1MMock exam
Written Examination2MMock exam
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The unseen examinations assess knowledge and understanding as well as relevant cognitive and professional skills. Their use also meets the ICAEW’s Professional Level Examination requirements.

Students will have the opportunity to gain plenty of feedback on progress.

Reading Lists