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Course overview

(BSc) Bachelor of Science
Banking and Finance
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Business School
Kaplan Singapore
Honours Degree
Full-time
Finance
BSC N390NS
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/ug/default.aspx
04/12/2017
Courses offered in Singapore through our partnership with Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy in Singapore, are modelled on the courses on offer in the UK and are contextualized to meet the needs of students in Singapore. Please contact the team at Kaplan in Singapore for full details.

External Examiners

Dr Thanos Verousis
The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

Enrol, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 22 October 2018 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

Key

Core You must take this module You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study
Compulsory You must take this module There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study
Optional You can choose which module to study

Year 1 - 2018/19

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 BE110-5-FY Financial Reporting and Analysis Compulsory 30
02 BE610-5-FY Introduction to Banking Compulsory 15
03 BE313-5-FY Portfolio Analysis Compulsory 15
04 BE311-5-FY Corporate Finance Compulsory 15
05 BE312-5-FY Foundations of Finance Compulsory 15
06 BE114-5-FY Applying E-Commerce in Business Compulsory 15
07 BE314-5-FY Financial Modelling Compulsory 15

Year 2 - 2019/20

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 BE131-6-AP Advanced Management Accounting Compulsory 15
02 BE132-6-AP Auditing Compulsory 15
03 BE332-6-AP Options and Futures Compulsory 15
04 BE630-6-AP International Finance Compulsory 15
05 BE130-6-AP Current Issues in Financial Reporting Compulsory 30
06 BE631-6-AP Risk Management and Financial Institutions Compulsory 15
07 BE334-6-AP Financial Markets and Monetary Policy Compulsory 15

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: ‘core’ – meaning it must be taken and passed; ‘compulsory’ – meaning it must be taken; or ‘optional’ – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in ‘compulsory’ or ‘optional’ modules, but ‘core’ modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students’ eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

A1 The contexts in which finance can be seen as operating including knowledge of the institutional framework necessary for understanding the role, operation and function of markets and institutions.
A2 The major theories of asset pricing and their relevance and application to theoretical and practical problems.
A3 The major theories associated with the management of risk, such as portfolio management, asset allocation and the application of financial derivatives to practical problems.
A4 The major theoretical tools necessary for advanced study in finance.
A5 An ability to interpret and analyse financial data using appropriate statistical packages.
A6 The relationship between financial theory and empirical testing and an ability to evaluate empirical evidence.
A7 The factors influencing the investment behaviour and opportunities of private individuals investing in bond, equity, and derivative markets.
A8 The basics of financial statements and appreciation of the limitations of financial reporting practices and procedures.
A9 Understanding of particular areas of banking in which the student has chosen to specialise.
A10 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamental issues in banking such as risk management and regulation.
 
Learning Methods: Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Individual and group tasks.
 
Assessment Methods: Unseen written examinations.

Assessed essays.

Class tests.

Pre-published class assignments.

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

B1 A capacity for the critical evaluation of arguments and evidence.
B2 An ability to analyse and draw reasoned conclusions concerning structured and, to a more limited extent, unstructured problems from a given set of data which must be acquired by the student.
 
Learning Methods: Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Individual and group tasks.
 
Assessment Methods: Unseen written examinations.

Assessed essays.

Class tests.

Pre-published class assignments.

C: Practical skills

C1 Ability to locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources, including the acknowledgement and referencing of sources.
C2 Communication skills, including the ability to present quantitative and qualitative information together with analysis, argument and commentary in a form appropriate to a different intended audiences.
 
Learning Methods: Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Individual and group tasks.
 
Assessment Methods: Unseen written examinations.

Assessed essays.

Class tests.

Pre-published class assignments.

D: Key skills

D1 Present ideas and arguments in a coherent and effective manner;
D2 Use appropriate Information Technology to locate, acquire and analyse data;
D3 Manipulate and analyse numerical (including financial) data and appreciate the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts.
D4 Identify and analyse problems and apply appropriate knowledge and skills to develop effective solutions;
D5 Problem-solving and analytical skills
D6 Time management, task prioritisation and working to deadlines
 
Learning Methods: Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Individual and group tasks.
 
Assessment Methods: Unseen written examinations.

Assessed essays.

Class tests.

Pre-published class assignments.

Note

The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its programme specification is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.

Should you have any questions about programme specifications, please contact Course Records, Quality and Academic Development; email: crt@essex.ac.uk.