Module Identifier EC35720  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mrs Sangeeta Khorana  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite All core modules on the Business Finance degree scheme  
Mutually Exclusive EC35420  
Course delivery Lecture   6 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   12 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
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 project100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


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.

Brief description

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.

Transferable skills

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.

Reading Lists

** 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