EG120-4-AP-CO:
Finance for Events Business

The details
2023/24
Edge Hotel School
Colchester Campus
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 22 March 2024
15
03 February 2022

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

(none)

Key module for

BA N888 Events Management,
BA NA88 Events Management (Including Year Abroad),
FDA N889 Events Management

Module description

This module introduces you to the regulatory frameworks for corporate bodies in the UK and sets the key financial documents into context (such as profit and loss, cash flow and balance sheets). Financial ratios and comparative measures are described and analysed in the context of micro-economics both internally and industry wide.

Module aims

This module aims to enable you to:
1. Interpret key financial documents used by hospitality and event businesses and construct these from given data.
- Profit and loss, cash flow and balance sheets;
- Delivery notes, invoices and accounting systems;
- Industry and sector benchmarks and KPIs.

2. Critically evaluate financial statements and apply KPIs to measure overall and departmental performance.
- Departmental KPIs and their measurement;
- Budgetary allocations across organisations and by department;
- Application of KPI measurements to improve business performance.

3. Understand the micro-economic theory of the firm and how this can be applied to analyse business performance.
- Supply and demand theory, marginal revenue and costing;
- Legislation and its impact;
- Business growth and investment.

4. Apply concepts to actual live data and report on performance.
- Wivenhoe House data analysis and performance measurement;
- Intervention planning and cost control;
- Pricing and profitability measurement.

Module learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this module you should be able to:
1. Interpret key financial documents used by hospitality and event businesses and construct these from given data.
2. Critically evaluate financial statements and apply KPIs to measure overall and departmental performance.
3. Understand the micro-economic theory of the firm and how this can be applied to analyse business performance.
4. Apply concepts to actual live data and report on performance.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching will take the shape of either classroom based or online lectures and seminars where Wivenhoe House will be used to contextualize theory and illustrate practice. Self-managed learning will supplement seminars where you will be provided with guidance on required reading and on-line learning resources.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Report  15/12/2023   
Written Exam  Exam     
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 60 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 60 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Adrian Martin, email: amartil@essex.ac.uk.
Adrian Martin
Edge Hotel School, ehs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Mr James Ellerby
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 28 hours, 27 (96.4%) hours available to students:
1 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Edge Hotel School

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