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ES50119: Applied financial economics

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX-TH 80%*
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework* (CW 20%)
  • Open book, 72 hour take-home exam* (EX-TH 80%)

*Assessment updated due to Covid-19 disruptions
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ES50119 Re-assessment 100% Exam (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take ES50114
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to provide students with an overview of decision-making in a financial context and how this affects the valuation and use of securities.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit, the student should be able to:
* Assess financial decision-making;
* Evaluate the value of securities;
* Use securities to meet investment objectives;
* Analyse the decision of companies with respect to capital structure and dividend policy.

Intellectual Skills
* the facility to apply subject-specific knowledge into a range of complex situations; TFA
* a critical awareness of current issues and frameworks in finance; F
* the ability to acquire and analyse data, information and situations; to evaluate relevance and validity, and to synthesise it in the context of finance problems; FA
Professional Practical Skills
* evaluate the current standing of theories and empirical evidence; TFA
* operate effectively both independently as well as within teams and assume leadership roles where appropriate; FA
* be self-directed and able to act autonomously in planning and implementing. F
Transferable/Key Skills
* ability to conduct in-depth research into finance problems. FA
* the facility to communicate including presenting and marketing themselves and their ideas. FA

Financial decision-making, investment appraisal, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, derivatives pricing, fixed income securities, corporate financial decisions.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES50119 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • THES-AFM14 : MSc Applied Economics with Banking & Financial Markets

ES50119 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics