School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Coursework reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||This unit is only available to students who have completed all core units in Semester 1 of the MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Banking, or MSc Finance and Risk.|
This is a seminar-based course that develops research skills by focusing on key issues in finance, financial management, and related subjects such as international finance and risk management.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
* Analyse and critique key research questions/problems in finance/financial management.
* Prepare and present a detailed research paper on a key topic.
* Effectively communicate research findings.
The course will develop a blend of intellectual and practical skills as follows:
* Ability to apply theoretical knowledge and empirical evidence to the analysis of contemporary finance issues.
* Critical appraisal analysis of the relevant literature.
* Analysis and presentation of data/information.
* Independent research of complex finance issues.
* Oral and written communication presentation of complex phenomena.
* Ability to organise and manage work both individually and where relevant, in teams.
The course will cover a range of finance topics selected by students and could include, for example, the effectiveness of the efficient markets hypothesis; the importance of capital structure and the motives for risk management.
MN50498 is Optional on the following programmes:School of Management