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ACC3058 : Business Finance

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Ben Dickson-Green
  • 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 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 13.0
European Credit Transfer System


• 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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture162:0032:00In person - 9 in S1, 7 in S2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion175:0075:00Formative and summative assessments
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading159:0059:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:003 per semester - PIP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study175:0075:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time21:303:00Mock exam debrief - 1 per semester - PIP
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lecture materials 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. 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

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

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. Semester one exam is still important as it spreads the workload for students across the year.

Either exam can be converted in its current form to act as a 24 hour take home exam.

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

Reading Lists