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MN20310: Empirical finance

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: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX-TH 70%*
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework* (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Open book examination of 48 hours duration* (EX-TH 70% - Qualifying Mark: 35)

*Assessment updated due to Covid-19 disruptions
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must successfully complete all units in Year 1 of the BSc Accounting and Finance
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim is to introduce students to basic methods of empirical analysis in 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
* 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, testing asset pricing models, evaluation of investment and trading strategies, time series analysis.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20310 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 2)