|| EC35720 |
|| BUSINESS FINANCE PROJECT |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mrs Sangeeta Khorana |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| All core modules on the Business Finance degree scheme |
|| EC35420 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 6 Hours. |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 12 Hours. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Semester One: 6000 word group report (including 15% for a presentation)||30%|
|Semester Assessment|| Semester Two: 6000 word individual report ||70%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Re-submission of the individual project||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Learn to investigate the current economic environment of a firm or financial organisation and analyse and evalute its financial strategy with respect to particular features of its external or internal environment. The group part of this project includes, as objectives, the development of teamworking and presentational skills.
Develop, individually, business finance research skills, including networking with other people investigating firms in the same sector.
This module is the final year focal point of the Business Finance degree. Its aims are for students to integrate learning from various parts of the scheme, develop practical skills in business economic research methods, develop team-work, time-management, initiative, report writing and presentational skills.
This is a final year core module involving supervised preparation of group and individual reports on economic and financial aspects of the operating environment of a financial sector and a firm or organisation within that.
Report writing structure, and style; leadership, motivation and delegation; team-building; presentations; research methods; sources of information; company/organisational/institutional analysis; report-writing, drafting, revision and finalisation.
Project work will develop students' ability to work both in a team context and also independently; IT and information handling skills will be developed and reports are expected to be word processed; students will be expected to manager their own time in order to meet submission deadlines.
** Should Be Purchased
Seely, J (2002) Writing Reports
Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press
** Recommended Text
Hague, Paul. (1994.) Presentations and report writing /Paul Hague and Kate Roberts.
Kogan Page 0749412275
Inglis, John. (1994.) How to write reports /Roger Lewis and John Inglis.
Collins Educational[in association with] National Extension College 0003223663
Kuiper, Shirley. (1999.) Contemporary business report writing /Shirley Kuiper, Gary F. Kohut.
South-Western College Pub. 0538887591
Manning, E and Houston, M (2000) Essay and Report Writing Skills
Milton Keynes: Open University
Peel, Malcolm. (1998.) Successful presentation in a week /Malcolm Peel.
Hodder & Stoughton 0340705442
** Recommended Background
Bryman, A and Bell, E Business Research Methods
2nd Edition. Oxford University Press
Jankowicz, A D Business Research Projects
4th Edition. Thomson Learning
(1993.) Making effective presentations /Manchester Open Learning.
Kogan Page 0749411384
This module is at CQFW Level 6