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MN50412: Investment banking

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
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: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN30170
In taking this module you cannot take MN30209
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim is to provide students with an overview of the business areas in investment banking and the inherent conflicts of interest.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit, the student should be able to:
* Explain the different business areas of investment banks.
* Evaluate the conflicts of interests between investment banks and their customers.
* Analyse the challenges to investment banks in the current environment.

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
* an understanding of appropriate research and methodological techniques that allow detailed investigation of problems and ability to use these skills to produce professional and critical reports. A
Professional Practical Skills
* evaluate the current standing of theories and empirical evidence and suggest improvements for the operation of investment banks; 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

This course gives an introduction into various aspects of investment banking. The emphasis will be laid on giving an understanding of the complex interactions of investment banks with competitors, their clients and investors in the market. Areas covered are: Mergers & Acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Brokerage, Financial Engineering, Relationship Banking, Organization of investment banking.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50412 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management

MN50412 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management