INTERNATIONAL FINANCE PROJECT - 2017/8
Module code: MANM376
Surrey Business School
GUEST P Prof (SBS)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||INDIVIDUAL PROJECT REPORT (5,000 WORDS)||100%|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Cases in International Finance
This is a compulsory module for the MSc International Financial Management Programme. Being the final element of the Programme, it provides an opportunity to conduct study on an international finance-related situation and reflect on it. Students are expected to select an international finance-related issue from a range of choices, conduct an independent research and complete a report within a stipulated period. They will have the opportunity to consult with the Module Convenor while deciding on the business case that interests them. The research should be based on secondary data sources.
The students will have opportunity to understand the techniques essential in writing financial reports in the taught module “Cases in International Finance”. In addition, support session will be conducted by the module convenor to assist students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the report.
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Students will identify a topic area of interest that they wish to develop further through their project. This must be relevant to their programme of study. The module is largely based on self-directed study and research, which takes place during the summer.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The module commenses mid-August, and is completed by late September of the same year.
The learning strategy is designed to develop the students’ ability to conduce and report independent research. It builds on the Cases in International Finance module, allowing students to gain experience of applying some of the principles and methods learned.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the achievements of the module’s learning outcomes.
The student is assessed on the basis of a 5,000 word project report including a 500 word executive summary. The assessment is designed to capture the ability of the students to design and execute a small piece of empirical research on an international finance topic and critically discuss and evaluate the research findings. All Projects are checked for plagiarism using an electronic plagiarism detection system.
Formative assessment and feedback
Students should build on the outcomes and feedback received in the Cases in International Finance module and develop a project – using secondary research – that demonstrates the successful understanding the module’s aims and outcomes. Additionally, the module offers a platform (via SurreyLearn) for students to give and receive feedback. Finally, weekly office hours aim to provide additional feedback and assist students with the workload when necessary.
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.