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School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2006/07

MN20310 Empirical research methods in finance

Credits: 6
Level: Intermediate
Semester: 2
Assessment: EX100
Before taking this unit you must take EC10130
Aims: The aim is to introduce students to basic methods of empirical research in accounting and finance.
Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit, the student should be able to:
* critically evaluate empirical research for the appropriateness of the methods used
* conduct simple empirical investigations.

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; AF
* 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. TFA
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
Testing for market efficiency, event studies, testing asset pricing models, evaluation of investment and trading strategies, time series analysis.


University | Catalogues for 2006/07