ETHICS IN FINANCE - 2017/8

Module code: MANM378

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

SOPER R Ms (SBS)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 11

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation GROUP PRESENTATION 50%
Coursework INDIVIIDUAL COURSEWORK (2,500 WORDS) 50%

Alternative Assessment

Alternative Assessment: Individual Assignment (2,500 words)

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

As a result of a range of recent corporate scandals an increased emphasis has been put on corporate social responsibility and the need for the board of directors to conform to an ethical code of conduct while managing the affairs of an entity. This module explores how corporate governance examines the system of rules, principles and procedures through which a company is run to promote the best interest of its shareholders, other stakeholders and the wider society. 

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes, but not exhausted to:

 



Theoretical frameworks for corporate governance, accountability and ethics 


The consequences of corporate governance weaknesses and failure


Examples of Corporate Failure and ethical implications


The UK corporate governance framework: Codes of Practice and governance reviews


Internal mechanisms: board effectiveness, the role of non-executive directors, remuneration structures


External mechanisms, especially the role of institutional investors.


International corporate governance: comparative analysis 


Corporate governance and stakeholder accountability: holistic governance


Responsible investment


Methods of Teaching / Learning

The module commences in the Summer Semester.

 

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to allow students to familiarise themselves with an essential mix of theory and practice of various aspects in governance and ethics.



Lectures introducing the topic of discussion


Tutorial sessions for solving problems and understanding the underlying theory introduced in lectures. Tutorials are an integral part of the module as they provide a critical review and an empirical assessment of each topic


Lectures and tutorials will be supported by directed reading in textbooks and relevant journal articles


SurreyLearn is used as the main pool of resources including lecture handouts, tutorial problems, and mock test/exams.


Feedback will be provided on a regular basis during lectures and tutorials as well as during weekly office hours

 

The learning and teaching methods include:

Total student learning time 150 hours. (time commitment and allocation to be confirmed)



Lectures=22 hours


Tutorials=11 hours


Out of class lecture reading=60 hours


Out of class tutorial reading=30 hours


Out of class academic journal reading=13 hours


Out of class relevant magazine/newspapers reading=14 hours




Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a number of learning outcomes that are directly related to the topics delivered in various weeks. The assessments are designed to capture learning in all the topics and the summative assessment for this module consists of two parts: the group presentation (50%) and the coursework (50%).

 

Both types of examination are designed to assess the student’s ability to comprehend and critically discuss the relevant theoretical concepts relating to Ethics in Finance.

 

Formative assessment and feedback

 

Tutorials provide a platform of frequent feedback in the topics covered preparing, thus, the student for his/her success in the group presentation and coursework. Additionally, the module offers a platform for students to give and receive feedback via SurreyLearn. Finally, weekly office hours aim to provide additional feedback and assist students with the workload.

Reading list

Reading list for ETHICS IN FINANCE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm378

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.