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BU5015
Issues in Corporate Finance
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: To be confirmed.

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Finance & Investment Management, Corporate Finance, or Accounting & Finance.

Co-requisite(s): None

This course will draw mainly on theories and practice of Corporate Finance in order to introduce students to theories, concepts and techniques of analysis that are typical of situations faced by financial managers within a corporate entity.
The course’s basic aims may be organised into four groups:
(i) How can companies value investments?
(ii) How can companies minimise the failure of a project?
(iii) How can companies finance their investments, decide on dividends and manage financial planning?
(iv) How can companies change their ownership and control?

12 x 2hr lectures, 6 x 2hr seminars

1 x 3hr written examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%)

BU5017
Introduction to Business for Art History
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Julian Randall

Pre-requisite(s): Entry into M.Litt in Art and Business

Co-requisite(s): x

Note(s): x

The course will introduce students to the broad methodology of the subject, in particular such basic concepts as business policy procedures and practice. Examine the material and physical factors in business life by studying the impact of new technologies. Consider the impactof the visual arts on various commercial relationships in business.

3 x one hour lectures per week and 9 x 1hour tutorials

50% examination, 50% continuous assessment (resit: 100% examination)

BU5020
Qualitative Research Approaches
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Natasha Mauther

Pre-requisite(s): Available to all MREs students in Finance, Management Studies and Property and to first-year PhD students in Accountancy and finance, Management Studies and Property.

The course will address philosophical issues in the conduct of empirical qualitative research, including fundamental questions about the scientific status of social scientific knowledge. The course will cover different qualitative methods and methodologies (eg. fieldwork and ethnography; participant observation; qualitative interviews; visual methods; visual methods; virtual methods; focus groups; documentary methods; archival methods); discuss the impact of the 'reflexive turn' on social science research practice; address ethical issues in research.

Two-hour seminar every week for 11 weeks.

Two in-course written assignments divided as 40% and 60%.

BU5021
Business Economics
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Harminder Battu

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Business Administration; Management, Enterprise & Innovation; or Management, Economics & International Relations.

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the key concepts of macroeconomics relevant to international business. These include analysis of product, money and foreign exchange markets, labour market issues, unemployment, inflation and economic growth. Students will develop the basic quantitative and modelling techniques required by managers, and an appreciation of national and international policy contexts within which to apply these. They will apply numeracy, problem-solving and modelling skills and computing techniques to a variety of common situations in macroeconomics.

12x two-hour lectures, and 5x one hour tutorials.

1x two-hour examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

BU5023
Operations Management
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Alison Smart

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Business Administration, Management, Enterprise & Innovation or Management, Economics 7 International Relations.

To introduce students to the core concepts in the management of operations producing products & services. These include management of capacity and inventory, production planning and control, project management and the management and improvement of quality.

12 x hour lectures, supported by 11 1 hour tutorial classes.

20% mid-semester examination; 80% examination
(resit: 1 three hour exam 100%)

BU5024
Introduction to Energy & Petroleum Economics
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Prof Alex Kemp

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered on the Postgraduate programme in International Business, Energy & Petroleum.

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): None.

The aim of this module is to equip students with little or no economics with sufficient knowledge and understanding of microeconomics to allow them to use economic theory to examine key issues in the petroleum and energy industries. It will provide an introduction to microeconomics and show practical application of economic theories to issues in petroleum and energy. In so doing, the course will provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of upstream petroleum economics, and an introduction to economic analysis of global warming, the potential roles of government and implications for energy markets.

1x 3hr lecture per week, for 6 weeks. 1x 1hr tutorial per week, for 6 weeks.

1x 2hr written examination (80%), and 1x assignment (20%).
Resit: 100% on 2hr written examination.

BU5025
Quantitative Methods
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Euan Phimister

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered on the Postgraduate programme in International Business, energy & Petroleum.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): The first half of this course will be common and taught in conjunction with BU5006, Introductory Econometrics for Finance. The two course will split in mid-semester with the latter half being taught separately.

This course aims to provide an introduction to econometric and mathematical methods used in economics and finance.

1x 2hr lecture per week, for 12 weeks. 1x 1hr tutorial per week, for 6 weeks.

1x 2hr written examination (80%), and 1x assignment (20%).
Resit: 100% on 2hr written examination capped at CAS 9.

BU5026
Accounting and Finance for Managers
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Whittington

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Business Administration, or management, Enterprise & Innovation.

Co-requisite(s): x

Note(s): x

To introduce key areas of accounting and finance. To enable students to read and interpret financial statements. For the students to be able to use financial numbers in decision making - both short term & long term (including net present value techniques) For students to understand how companies are financed and to be able to calculate and interpret key stock market ratios.

12 two hour lectures and a one hour tutorial each week for 11 weeks

1 assessment (30%) and 1 two hour exam (70%)
(resit: 1 two hour exam 100%)

BU5027
Business Strategy & Organisation
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Raluca Bunduchi

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Business Administration or Management, Enterprise & Innovation.

Co-requisite(s): Students will follow this course alongside the other core (compulsory) components of their degree programme.

Note(s): None.

The Business Strategy and Organisation course will apply theories, concepts and techniques of analysis, developed mainly in economics, but also in organisation theory and in economic sociology to realistic business situations. The strategy aspect recognises that most decisions are significant, irreversible and made in situations of uncertainty. The organisation aspect recognises that decisions are made in strictures and institutional settings, such as business organisations, product markets, finance markets and in business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships. The course will be appropriate to (pg) level five teaching because it will present students with different theoretical and conceptual approaches, which draw on different assumptions about human agency and institutional and structural durability. Hence, students will receive an introduction to game theory, with its concepts of stable equilibrium, and also to behavioural theories of strategy, which are procedural and based on agents' routines, standard operating procedures and durable capabilities. Lectures will introduce theories, concepts and techniques of analysis. Seminars will be of equal significance and will focus on applications, mainly through case studies. Students will also learn case studies as an approach to pedagogy. Coursework will involve students undertaking their own independent case study analyses.

12 2hr lectures, 6x 1hr seminars, directed background and additional reading, coursework preparation, examination preparation.

1 two-hour written examination (100%).

BU5028
Introduction to Corporate Finance
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: To be confirmed

Pre-requisite(s): This course will be compulsory for students on MSc programme in International Business, Energy and Petroleum.

Co-requisite(s): students will follow this course alongside (and so compulsory) components of their degree programme.

1. Course Introduction
a. Portfolio Theory
b. Introduction to the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
2. The Capital Asset Pricing Model and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
a. Introduction to Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
b. Investment Appraisal
c. Recognising Cash Flows in Investment Appraisal
d. Taxes and Capital Budgeting
3. Real Options
a. Introduction to Real Options in Corporate Investment
b. Option Valuation Methods

2 one hour lectures for 6 weeks
2 hour seminar classes (per alternate week - 3 in total per student).

1 two hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).
Resit: 1 two hour written examination (100%), capped at CAS 9.

BU5029
Business Innovation and Change
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Raluca Bunduchi

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Management, Enterprise & Innovation, or Management, Economics & International Relations.

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): None

The course aims to introduce students to the issues that should be taken into account in managing innovation in a changing environment. It is intended to provide students an understanding of the process and the role of innovation in business development.

The course will examine relationships of management, innovation and change. It also explores the dynamics of innovation and impact upon the strategic development and business operations. The course will illustrate different approaches to innovation and different strategies that can be adopted to manage innovation within and cross organisations and business networks. The course will not only consider the theoretical aspects, but also, through case studies of contemporary experience of business innovation, address the practical issues of managing innovation.

The course will be delivered mainly by a series of three-hour workshops which include formal lectures and seminars. In the workshops, lectures will normally be given to introduce topics, which will be explored further in seminars. Case studies will be used to illustrate themes from the module, to provide students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the subject, to allow students to apply theoretical framework to analysis of a range of practical problems, and to inspire students with possible research issues in relevant area.

A combination of a two-hour formal examination (50) and continuous assessment (50%).

BU5030
Real Estate Research
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Scofield

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Introduction to academic and commercial real estate research. The contemporary real estate research agenda. Design and implementation of a research project: topic choice, methodology and method, bibliographical tools and literature review, qualitative and quantitative research techniques. Interpretation of real estate research. Commissioning and manageing research. Ethicial issues in research.

1 two hour lecture plus one tutorial per week.

Continuous assessment (100%) consisting of on 2,500 word assignment

BU5031
Accounting
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr Mark Whittington

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

This course introduces theoretical concepts in accounting and develops knowledge in the practice of accounting. Relevant contemporary issues in financial accounting are analysed and discussed.

Twelve two-hour lectures plus 6 two-hour tutorials

1 two hour written examination (80%); continous assessment (20%) comprising of one class test.

BU5032
Property Law & Instituitons
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor N E Hutchison

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

The legal environment of property. Basic business law. Legal basis of land tenure, land registration, property ownership, landlord and tenant relationships, obligations and restrictions. Scottish planning law and policy including; the meaning of development; the need to apply for planning permmission; planning policy at national and local level; material considerations; planning conditions; planning agreements/obligations and appeals. Planning law and policy in England in overview. Planning by zoning. Professioal institutions and regulation. Ethics and professional codes of conduct.

3 one hour lectures plus one tutorial per week

1 two hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%)
The continuous assessment will comprise of : Two written asignments, up to 1500 words each (25%).

BU5033
Economic Analysis
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr W. David McCausland

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): Students will follow this course alongside the other core (and so compulsory) components of the degree programme.

Note(s): This course replaces BU5303 Macroeconomics for Finance

An introduction to techniques of used in micro and macroeconomics modelling, microeconomic topics will include; consumer theory, theory of the firm, market structure, choice under uncertainty and an introduction to game theory. The macroeconomics section will include the use of macroeconomic modelling techniques found in the academic and professional open-economy macroeconomics and finance literature in order to provide the ecomomic policy context in which finacial markets and institutions operate.

1 two hour lecture for 12 weeks (Thursdays 14:00-16:00)
1 hour example class (per alternate week - 6 in total per student) (Thursdays 16:00-17:00)

1 two hour written examination (70%); continuous assessment (30%) comprising three in class quizzes (10% each)

BU5035
Valuation and Finance
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor N E Hutchison

Pre-requisite(s):

Mathematics of valuation and investment; principles underlying basic valuation and investment formulae; bonds, equities, property and cash; principal methods of prpoerty valuation; critical examination of alternatives to conventional approaches to valuation; use of the financial calculator in valuation.

3 one hour lectures plus one tutorial per week

1 two hour written examination (75%); continuous assessment (25%) consisting of a multiple choice class test.

BU5036
Real Estate Economics
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D. Roberts

Pre-requisite(s):

Introduction to economics; Real estate as a set of linked markets (use, investment and development); real estate and the macro economy; agglomeration economies and urban location theory; Institutional and regulatory environment of real estate; Analysis of real estate sectors (office, retail, industrial, residential).

1 two-hour lecture plus 1 one-hour seminar per week.

1 two hour written examination (75%); continuous assessment (25%) consisting of one 1500 word assignment.

BU5037
Approaches to Real Estate Research
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Rainer Schulz

Pre-requisite(s): None.

The format of this course is open and relies heavily on the discursive interaction between supervisor and student. The supervisor will give guidance to the student regarding possible research areas and how their potential could be explored. The supervisor should also make sure that the student understands how knowledge acquired in the other stage 1 courses of the MRes can be applied fruitfully. Further, the course should also guide the choice of the two unspecified courses in stage 2.

Meetings with supervisor, totalling to 10 hours.

First attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): one final report with 5000 words (100%)
Resit: One final report with 5000 words (100%). The chosen topic for the resit report must differ from the first report.

BU50AA
Coaching
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Mr Russell Williams

Pre-requisite(s): Must be registered for the Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching.

This exercise aims to assess your skills in independently producing an analytical evaluation of current knowledge within the coaching area. The student will be expected to produce a critical study of around 5,000 words, which explores a particular area of coaching. The process of working on this assignment will require:

- Identifying, focusing and understanding the topic for your critical study;
- Conducting a thorough literature search and review;
- Analysing and critically evaluating the relevant literature in order to identity:
+ key aspects of your topic
+ arguments around the topic
+ the quality of existing research
+ the state of knowledge on the topic
- Producing a well-written, presented and argued critical paper.

100% on critical paper.

BU5523
Leadership & Decision Making
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Ian Heywood

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Business Administration.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): None.

This course will allow students to investigate the underlying theories which underpin the popular views about Leadership. It will examine the trait and situational theories, among others, so that students begin to recognise the basic assumptions which are used by writers in professional journals and quality broadsheets alike. It will allow students to practice some of the skills required in effective leadership in both communication and team-working, and in its tutorial programme will introduce elements of decision-making and game theory. It will be complemented by a professionally run senior management training module, intended to consolidate the essential skills of board-level communication and negotiation skills.

12x 2-hour lectures, supported 9x 1-hour tutorial classes.

40% continuous assessment; 60% examination (resit: 1 three hour exam 100%).

BU5524
International Real Estate
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Scofield

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Examination of international real estate markets, focusing on Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and transitional/developing world. Field trip and project to examine a specific real estate market in depth

1 two hour lecture plus one tutorial per week.
Week long field trip to a major international real estate market

1 one hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%).
The continuous assessment will comprise of :
Group presentation (10%)
Group report (20%) 5000 words
Individual essay (20%) 1500 words

BU5525
Advanced Valuation and Development
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor N E Hutchison

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Computer spreadsheets and valuation; DCF appraisal model and calculations of worth/investment value; premiums and surrender and renewal of leases; valuation of over-rented property; valuation of development properties; valuation of licensed premises; valuation standards; introduction to the UK tax system & land and property tax computations; intrduction to valuation for rating and Council Tax; rateable occupation and the unit of valuation; comparative method of valuation; contractor's basis of valuation; receipts and expenditure method; the revaluation cycle/alteration of the Roll; appeal system; international comparison.

3 x one hour lectures plus one tutorial per week

1 one hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%) comprising of two reports of up to 1500 words each (each at 25%)

BU5526
Portfolio Analysis
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Angela Black

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

This course examines theories and issues relevant to portfolio analysis. Themes include: risk and return; investment motives; the application of modern portfolio theory (including the Capital Asset Pricing Model); information and market efficiency; portfolio analysis and asset pricing; bonds and equities; real estate and derivative markets.

Twelve two-hour lectures plus 5 two-hour tutorials

1 two hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%) comprising of one class test

BU5544
Real Estate Finance
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Rainer Schulz

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Real Estate, International Real Estate Markets.

Co-requisite(s): None

This course covers the following:
Interaction between property use and investment
Property investment analysis and management
Property portfolio selection
Options in property: lease structure, real options and land values
REITs and mortgages from an investment perspective

1 two-hour lecture and 1 two-hour seminar/workshop per week

Continuous assessment (75%) and 1 one-hour written part-examination (25%)

BU5545
Leading International Health Care
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Prof. David Newlands

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for International Healthcare Management or International Health and Management.

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): None

The course will contain the following (indicative) content:
*Leading, innovating and communicating in international healthcare;
*International health policy;
*Comparative key health systems and health system models;
*Managing rural and peripheral health systems;
*Key factors driving international health system evolution and change: redesign, quality and performance management, finance, marketing, demographics;
*Managing in the healthcare pharmaceutical and technology industries and managing pharmaceuticals and technologies in health systems;
*Managing in and for turbulent situations - disasters, emergencies and pandemics.

2 one hour lectures and one two hour seminar per week

Three hour examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%)

BU5549
MRes Dissertation
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Mauthner

Pre-requisite(s): Available to all MRes students in Accountancy and Finance, Management Studies and Property and to first-year PhD students in Accountancy and Finance, Management Studies and Property.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): None.

Students who have been accepted by the Business School to undertake a '1 + 3' programme of doctoral study and are doing the MRes as a preliminary to doctoral study, will have established a supervisory team at the outset of their studies. Students taking the MRes as a stand-alone degree will be allocated one supervisor.

After the initial supervisory sessions, it becomes the student's responsibility to maintain regular contact with their supervisor(s), and in consultation with their supervisor(s), to develop a plan for undertaking their research study. The first semester courses are designed to assist MRes students in identifying an area of study and in writing a proposal to carry out work on a research topic in that particular area. There is a full course meeting at the beginning of the second semester, in order for students jointly to discuss work on the MRes dissertation.

12,500 - 15,000 word dissertation on an agreed independent topic.

BU5550
Quantitative Research Approaches
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Natasha Mauthner

Pre-requisite(s): Available to all MRes students in Accountancy and Finance, Management Studies and Property and to first-year PhD students in Accountancy and Finance, Management Studies and Property.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): None.

The course will cover quantitative methods in social and business research. It is structured around advanced statistical techniques using SPSS for Windows. The course covers issues of design, sampling, administration, instruments and formulation of hypotheses and operationlisation of concepts as applied in quantitative research.

Two hour seminar every week for 11 weeks.

Two in-course written assessments divided as 40% and 60%.

BU5553
Strategic Marketing
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Russell Williams

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Business Administration; Management, Economics and International Relations; Management, Enterprise and Innovation; or MBA Real Estate.

This course aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the nature and articulation of the marketing function within modern organisations, and an appreciation of the relative contribution of specific marketing tools to the development of a market orientation. It will set marketing management within the overall context of strategic planning. Building on the underpinning marketing concepts, the course will develop students’ in-depth understanding of the structure and articulation of marketing within a range of diverse organisational settings, including, consumer, industrial, service and voluntary sectors. Specifically the course will encourage students to adopt a systems perspective in addressing key marketing techniques and approaches, and recognise the close inter-relationship between marketing and other management functions in modern organisations.

2 hour lectures over 12 weeks and 1 hour tutorials as specified in the course outline.

Examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%)

BU5554
Managing People at Work
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Julian Randall

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Business Administration, International Health Care Management or Real Estate and have successfully completed semester 1 courses.

Co-requisite(s): None

The aim of this course is to provide students with the conceptual and prescriptive tools to enable them to understand, identify, diagnose and analyse the principal people management issues facing managers of organisations in the contemporary economy. The course confronts the complexities of managing people in organisations by examining different theoretical approaches to motivation, commitment, performance, conflict and performance. Following these frameworks the course confronts contemporary approaches to communication and participation, and key management issues of reward, training, team-working, equality and discrimination. Topical subjects such as work-life balance and family-friendly employment are also explored with emphasis to their applicability in the new or “knowledge” sectors of the economy.

One lecture weekly (1 hour) for 12 weeks and ten seminars (1.5 hours)

One two hour examination (80%) and one 2000 word essay (20%).

BU5556
Real Options & Decision Making
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Jospeh Swierzbinski,

Pre-requisite(s): This course will be compulsory for students on the International Business Energy & Petroleum programme.

Co-requisite(s): Students must follow this course alongside the other core, compulsory components of their degree programme.

Note(s): None.

The course will introduce concepts from economics and finance related to investment under uncertainty and consider some of the methods that have been developed in these fields, such as the Black-Scholes equation and binomial option pricing model. The course will also review examples that show how methods originally developed to assess financial investments can be adapted to evaluate investments in real assets, such as machinery or oil leases. Examples of the types of investment decision that may be considered in this course include: (1) the option to defer an investment such as the development of a leased tract which may contain oil; (2) the conduct of a research programme for producing information such as a programme of exploration for oil; and (3) the option to abandon or suspend a project.

1x 2hr lectures, for 12 weeks. 1x 1hr tutorial for 6 weeks.

1x 2hr written examination (80%) and one assessed assignment/essay (20%).

BU5557
Issues in Energy & Petroleum Economics
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Euan Phimister.

Pre-requisite(s): This course will be compulsory for students on the International Business Energy & Petroleum programme.

Co-requisite(s): Students must follow this course alongside the other core, compulsory components of their degree programme.

Note(s): None.

This course will develop student skills by examining in detail selected issues central to understanding energy and petroleum economics such as: petroleum policies; collective of economic rents (bonus bids/royalties/taxation); licensing and other policy issues - relinquishment terms; depletion policy; procurement; pricing policy; oil funds. Modelling prospects for an oil province. Economics of decommissioning. Economics of auctions. Economics of liability. Renewable energy and bio-fuels. Modelling energy demand. Markets for tradable emissions of analysis. Seminars will be of equal significance and will focus on applications. Coursework will involve students undertaking their own independent research.

1x 2hr lectures, for 12 weeks. 1x 1hr tutorial for 6 weeks.

1x 2hr written examination (80%) and one essay/assignment (20%).

BU5558
Business Strategy
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr John Skatun

Pre-requisite(s): An option for students on International Business programmes. Students must have successfully completed first semester courses in Business Economics and Quantitative Methods.

Co-requisite(s): Students must follow this course alongside the other core, compulsory components of their degree programme.

Note(s): None.

This course will cover the following topics: economics of the firm; costs & consumer demand; game theory; competition and cooperation; industry analysis; developing firm strategies; sustaining competitive advantage; agency and performance; firm strategy and internal organisation; economics of internal organisation. Lectures will introduce theories, concepts and techniques of analysis. Seminars will be of equal significance and will focus on applications. Coursework will involve students undertaking their own independent research.

1x 2hr lectures, for 12 weeks. 1x 1hr tutorial for 6 weeks.

1x 2hr written examination (80%) and one essay/assignment (20%).

BU5559
Managing Change and Innovation
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Patrick Dawson

Pre-requisite(s): Must be registered for programmes in Business Administration or Management, Economics and International Relations.

Modern organisations must function in a changing environment. The ability to innovate and change in order to adjust to environmental changes is required for long-term sustainability. This course will enable students to understand the context of innovation and change by examining a number of key topics, including the development of new products (goods and services), developing the business case for innovation and delivering change.

One 3-hour lecture per week (the class to be split into two cohorts of 60 - 70 students per cohort).

1st attempt: Continuous assessment (individual assignment) 30%; one two-hour written examination (70%).

Resit: One two-hour written examination (100%), capped at CAS 9.

BU5560
Research Methods for Business
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Tim Stone

Pre-requisite(s): Registered for a level 5 programme in the Business School

Students will undertake sessions in:
- Information retrieval
- Critical analysis
- Planning
- Accessing and gathering quantitative and qualitative data
- Data analysis
- Ethical considerations
- Student/Supervisor expectations
(Students are expected to have participated in an Avoiding Plagiarism workshop prior to undertaking this course.)

There will be one lecture per week, with the research methods sessions being two hours. In addition to this, students will be given directed self-study.

100% coursework. Students will be expected to produce a detailed research proposal of at least 2,500 words.

BU5562
Empirical Methods in Energy Economics
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof Euan Phimister

Pre-requisite(s): BU5025 Quantitative Methods.

Co-requisite(s): Students will follow this course alongside the other core (and so compulsory) components of the degree programme.

This course will consider the application of a range of empirical methods. For each method, any required background to the method will be discussed, and the practical application of the technique to a case introduced. Applications may include:

1. Applying Investment Appraisal Methods: Developing a Spreadhseet Model, Sensitivity Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulation

2. Modelling Retail-Wholesale Price Margins in Energy Markets: The Impact of Market Structure; Econometric analysis of Retail-Wholesale Data

3. Modelling Energy Demand; Theory and Model specification; Econometric Issues

4. Modelling the Economics of a Fuel Mandate; Formulating a simple model of the market; Counter-factual analysis

5. Industry Analysis; Structure, Performance, Conduct; Testing the evidence

1 two-hour lecture for 12 weeks

1 hour tutorial/workshop class (per alternate week - 6 hour in total per student)

1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

BU5564
Financial Analysis
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr Mark Whittington

Pre-requisite(s): Successful completion of stage 1 of the MSc in Finance & Investment Management, or MSc Accounting & Finance

Co-requisite(s): None

Will include topics from the following:
Fundamental analysis
Analysis tools and techniques

  • Ratios (revision from semester 1 and extension)

  • Du Pont Analysis

  • Common size analysis

  • Graphical techniques

Equity analysis
Credit analysis
Financial reporting quality and stock pricing
Practical financial analysis - analyst's adjustments
Acquisition analysis

1 x 2 hour lecture per week for 12 weeks.
4 one-hour computer workshops and 6 one-hour tutorials

1 x 2 hour examination (80%) with students being made aware of the company to be analysed in a compulsory question at least 2 weeks before the exam.
1 x 3000 word group project (20%)

BU5565
Empirical Methods in Financial Research
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Julian Williams

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Finance & Investment Management, Corporate Finance or Real Estate Finance and have successfully completed 1st semester courses.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): None.

The course will develop quantitative skills by focusing on key concepts and techniques used in the econometric analysis of financial data. From this framework the course aims to extend students' capacity to evaluate and analyse financial data.

12x 2-hour lectures and 11x 1-hour computer lab seminars.

2 hour written examination (80%); individual project report 2000 words (20%)

BU5566
Securities and Investment Regulation and Practice
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Roger Buckland

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Finance and Investment Management, Accounting & Finance or Corporate Finance and have successfully completed the Semester 1 courses.

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): None

The aim of this course is to provide students with the capacity to understand the forces governing financial behaviour in contemporary securities markets and to provide the techniques and practical tools for the analysis of financial statements.


The main recommended texts for the course are:
Fell, L. (2000), An Introduction to Financial Products and Markets, Continuum. ISBN 0-8264-4886.
Valdez, S. (2003), An Introduction to Global Financial Markets, Palgrave, ISBN: 1-4th edition, 4039-0012-4.
Students are also advised to refer to the material from the Handbooks in Central Banking , Centre of Central Banking Studies Handbook and Lecture series. Both series can be found on the Bank of England web site at www.bankofengland.co.uk

12 x 2hr lectures, 11 x 1 hr seminar

2 hour written examination (80%); group report 3000 words (20%)

BU5567
International Accounting
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Prof C Roberts

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for the Postgraduate programme in Accounting & Finance.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): None.

This course provides valuable knowledge for students about global accounting environment. It also enables graduates to develop a comprehensive understanding of the work of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and provides a firm foundation for those contemplating careers in business, where good knowledge of international accounting standards is essential.

2x 1-hour lectures per week, and 1x 1-hour tutorial every two weeks.

1x 2-hour written examination (50%), weekly assignments (50%)

BU5569
Economics of the Health Workforce
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Bob Elliott

Pre-requisite(s): This course will be compulsory for students on the new MSc programme in the Economics of Health.

• The labour market for health professionals: overview
• Labour supply: professional training, transferable and specific human capital
• Labour mobility and migration
• Measuring and incentivising performance
• Pay and reward structures
• Issues in recruitment and retention

3 one-hour lectures per week (for 8 weeks)
1 hour tutorial per week (for 6 weeks)

1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%) which comprises of a written class test (1hr)
Resit: By examination (100%) with passes capped at CAS mark 9.

BU5811
People & Change
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Prof P Dawson

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Real Estate, or the MSc Property degree, and is compulsory for students undertaking the MBA in Human Resource Management.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

This course address & illustrates major challenges facing modern organisations through providing detailed case illustrations on the corporate, divisional and local management of change. Theories of change are evaluated and a set of practical guidelines on the successful management of change are outlined and discussed. Learning is encouraged through interaction, reading, investigation and critical discussion. Students will also engage in a group project of their choice concerned with organisational change.

5 sessions over 1 week, totalling 18 hours.

1x 2hr written examination (60%), continuous assessment (40%).

BU5819
Property Investment
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Rainer Schulz

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Property, International Real Estate Markets or Business and Property and students must have successfully completed semesters 1 and 2

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

This course examines the development and management of mixed asset portfolios, including property. It covers the following:
Modelling of property investment markets
Principles of portfolio construction
Practical portfolio construction
Techniques for portfolio management
Identification and deployment of performance benchmarks

Intensive one-week taught course comprising of 18 hours of seminars/workshops, associated with supervised project work.

Continuous assessment (100%)


BU5821
Property Case Study
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Norman Hutchison

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Real Estate, International Real Estate Markets or MBA Real Estate and students must have successfully completed semesters 1 and 2

This course involves the development and execution of a professional research case study on an approved topic in property practice. It covers the following:
· Formulation of a research topic
· Review and evaluation of existing research on the topic
· Design and implementation of a programme of independent research leading to a case study report.

Supervised independent research

Continuous assessment (100%)

BU5823
Managing Creativity and Innovation
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Jing Cai

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Real Estate, or the MSc Property degree, and is compulsory for students undertaking the MBA in Human Resource Management.

Co-requisite(s): MBA and MBA International Health Care Management students should register for three MBA electives over Weeks 49 through 51. MSc Property and MBA Real Estate students should be registered for one MBA elective over weeks 49 through 51 and three Property courses.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

This course will provide an introduction to, and analysis of, the processes involved in unleashing and managing creativity and innovation within organisational settings. During the course, theories will be presented in order to examine the concepts at the individual, team and organisational level. The course will use benchmark case studies and practical examples to illustrate how theories and concepts are applied in practice. Case studies will also hghlight the challenges involved in managing creativity and innovation within organisational settings and offer opportunities for critical discussion.

Five teaching sessions, totalling 18 contact hours.

One two-hour examination (60%) and continuous assessment (40%).

BU5825
Quality Management
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Amrik Sohal (Monash University, Australia)

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Business & Property, or the MSc Property degree, and have satisfied progress requirements across one of these programmes

Co-requisite(s): MBA and MBA International Health Care Management students should register for four MBA electives over Weeks 49 through 51. MSc Property and MBA Business and Property students should be registered for one MBA elective over weeks 49 through 51 and three Property courses.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

This course will provide the students with an in-depth understanding of the role of quality management in developing and maintaining a competitive advantage for the organisation. Emphasis will be placed on both manufacturing and service organisations. The course will examine the evolution of quality management during the 20th Century beginning with inspection and moving through statistical process control to quality assurance and to strategic quality management of Total Quality Management (TQM)

Six three-hour sessions comprising lecture and seminar formats along with preliminary guided reading, and reading to be undertaken during the course in preparation for the examination.

One two-hour exam (60%), continuous assessment (40%) comprising a 3,000 word submission.

BU5826
Supply Chain Management
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Prof Amrik Sohal (Monash University, Australia)

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Business & Property, or the MSc Property degree, and have satisfied progress requirements across one of these programmes

Co-requisite(s): MBA and MBA International Health Care Management students should register for four MBA electives over Weeks 49 through 51. MSc Property and MBA Business and Property students should be registered for one MBA elective over weeks 49 through 51 and three Property courses.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

This course will provide the students with knowledge of the management of activities and relationships between entities along the supply chain. An efficient and effective supply chain is one in which raw materials suppliers, component manufacturers, product assembler, distributor and retailer are tightly integrated to provide maximum value to customers as well as to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage fo the whole supply chain.

Six three-hour sessions comprising lecture and seminar formats along with preliminary guided reading, and reading to be undertaken during the course in preparation for the examination.

One two hour exam (60%), continuous assessment (40%) comprising a 3,000 word submission.

BU5827
Marketing Research
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: tbc

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Business & Property, or the MSc Property degree, and have satisfied progress requirements across one of these programmes

Co-requisite(s): MBA and MBA International Health Care Management students should register for four MBA electives over Weeks 49 through 51. MSc Property and MBA Business and Property students should be registered for one MBA elective over weeks 49 through 51 and three Property courses.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

Marketing research concerns the acquisition and analysis of marketing information as an aid to managerial decision-making. The course provides an introduction to the planning, collection, and analysis of information relevant to evaluating marketing opportunities, the refinement of marketing actions, and the monitoring of marketing performance. The course emphasizes the importance of theory in guiding data collection, the development of measures, and the selection of analytical tool(s). The course also stresses the process of translating management problems into researchable topics, followed by selecting defensible research designs, specifying valid and reliable measures, choosing reasonable sampling methods, and identifying appropriate statistical tools for empirical analyses (e.g., regressions, conjoint analysis, cluster analysis, etc.). Pedagogically, the course will follow a lecture/discussion format, employing assigned articles and case studies. Students will employ a statistical package (e.g. SAS) to obtain practical experience with real and synthetic data sets.

Six three-hour teaching sessions

One two-hour examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%) (consisting of a group-based oral presentation (10%) and an individually-prepared written assignment (30%).

BU5828
Managing Diversity
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Natasha Mauthner

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Business & Property, or the MSc Property degree, and have satisfied progress requirements across one of these programmes

Co-requisite(s): MBA and MBA International Health Care Management students should register for four MBA electives over Weeks 49 through 51. MSc Property and MBA Business and Property students should be registered for one MBA elective over weeks 49 through 51 and three Property courses.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

One of the most important management issues to emerge over the last 30 years has been the increasing diversity of the workforce, in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, etc. This course discusses the current situation of minority groups within the labour market and overt and covert forms of discrimination and inequality. It explores the barriers to minority group progression within the labour market and ethical, legal, political and business arguments for diversity within the workforce. It examines strategies for increasing and managing workforce diversity, and considers differences between emerging 'managing diversity' vs more traditional 'equal opportunities' approaches. Case study materials will be used for critical reflection and analysis. Course sessions will be interactive, relying heavily on student participation, group work and class discussions.

Six three-hour teaching sessions

One two-hour examination (60%) and continuous assessment (40%)-One written piece of work of 3,500 words

BU5831
International Real Estate Market Report
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Prof. Norman Hutchison

Pre-requisite(s): Students undertaking this module must be registered for the MSc IREM degree and have satisfied the progress requirements.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): None.

This course involves the development and execution of a professional research report on an approved topic in international real estate markets. It covers the following: Formulation of a research topic; Review and evaluation of existing research on the topic; and design and implementation of a programme of independent research leading to an international real estate market report.

This classroom would not involve classroom teaching. Each student undertaking this module would be allocated to a market report supervisor. Students are required to consult their supervisors as arranged between them.

Continuous assessment 100%.

BU5835
Marketing of Services
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: TBC.

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for the MBA degree or the MBA Real Estate or the MSc Property degree and have satisfied the progress requirements across one of these programmes.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

This course provides an introduction to services, service sector, services mix, GAPS model, servicescape, consumer behaviour in services, consumer expectations, consumer perceptions, customer relationships, customer roles, employee roles, design and positioning, distribution, supply and demand, IMC, market research, pricing, service recovery, and current services research.

5 sessions totalling 18 hours of contact delivered over 1 week.

1 two hour written exam (60%) and 1 written assignment (40%) (resit: 1 two hour written exam (100%)).

BU5837
Business Development
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Lyn Batchelor

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Management, Innovation and Change and have successfully completed 1st semester courses.

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): None

This course will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of business development. It looks at issues which can affect smaller businesses from the start-up stages through growth. A combination of case studies, group activities and lectures will be used to enhance understanding about the issues relating to small business, the entrepreneurial process, relevance of marketing to the small business, importance of decision making to business development, environmental factors and barriers to growth. Students on this programme will be given the opportunity to enhance and develop their personal transferable skills.

1 three hour lecture per week for six weeks.

1 two hour examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

BU5838
Industrial Study Visit
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr R. Williams; Dr H. Wallace; Prof. A Porter

Pre-requisite(s): Registered for the MBA in Biotechnology.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

The course comprises faculty led industrial visits. Each of the visits is predicated by a supervised organisation/industry sector appraisal. During and following visits students are required to provide a 'briefing; presentation and briefing document on an issue identified in one of the visits.

Pre-visit Appraisals, Industrial Visits, De-briefing Presentations.

100% continuous assessment consisting of:

An individually prepared written pre-visit appraisal (20% of total marks
An individual Presentation (20% of total marks)
An individual Report of 2000 words (60% of total marks).

BU5839
Understanding Organisational Change
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof P Dawson

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for Postgraduate programmes in Management, Enterprise & Innovation or Management, Economics and International Relations and have successfully completed 1st semester courses

The course aims to accomplish a greater understanding of the dynamic and complex processes associated with organizational change. Some of the major challenges facing modern organizations are examined through providing detailed case illustrations on the corporate, divisional and local management of change. The course has a particular focus on the human dimensions to change and the contemporary experience of people at work. Theories of change are evaluated and the main dimensions to change are outlined. Learning is encouraged through interaction, reading, investigation and critical discussion, and students will engage in a group project on a key aspect of change. The course seeks to deal with conceptual and practical issues and to discuss and debate the link between academic learning and business practice.

6 three-hour sessions over a 6 week period

One 2 hour written examination (60%) and continuous assessment (40%)

BU5840
Essential Human Resource Practices
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr R Williams

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Real Estate, or the MSc Property degree, and is compulsory for students undertaking the MBA in Human Resource Management.

This course aims to deliver a `best practices’ primer on human resource (H.R.) activities associated with successful organizations in the private and public sector. Students will gain an understanding of the linkages between various HR policies and procedures, and key organizational outcomes. Furthermore, they will gain the ability to critically appraise and analyse various methods of organizing and employing human resources in the organizational context. Learning will be encouraged by student and instructor interaction, reading, class discussions, and group work. The course integrates academic research findings on HR topics with practical issues faced by individuals in the workplace.


5 sessions over 1 week, totalling 18 hours.

100% continuous assessment

BU5841
International Business
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof M D Hughes

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Real Estate, or the MSc Property degree, and is compulsory for students undertaking the MBA in Human Resources Management.

This course will cover the global economy and international business. Reviewing historical components of regional economic integration, such as the EU, NAFTA and others in Asia and in the Middle East, students will be presented with issues of globalisation and anti-globalisation of free trade, including a study of the World Trade Organisation.

Five teaching sessions, totalling 20 contact hours.

100% continuous assessment

BU5842
Strategy Implementation: Processes, tools and techniques
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBC

Pre-requisite(s): must be registered for the MBA degree, or MBA Real Estate or MSc Real Estate, and have satisfied the progress requirements across one of these programmes.

This course will address the following: approaches to benchmarking; use of the balanced score card approach; understanding the principles of management control systems; scenario planning techniques; the role of knowledge management in strategy implementation; Leadership - ordinary and extra ordinary management.

5 sessions of 18 hours in total contact delivered over one week

Continuous assessment (100%)

BU5843
Strategic Thinking: Competitive Advantage & Organisational Performance
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof Chia

Pre-requisite(s): must be registered for the MBA degree or the MBA Real estate or the MSc Real Estate degree and have satisfied the progress requirements across one of these programmes

Debates in strategic management, the resource-based view of the firm, competitive advantage and core competencies, strategic thinking and strategic choice, blue v red ocean strategies, firm capabilities, strategic choice and organisational performance

5 block session totalling 18 hours of contact delivered over 1 week

Continuous assessment (100%)

BU5844
International Marketing
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBC.

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be registered for the MBA degree or the MBA Real Estate or the MSc Real Estate degree and have satisfied the progress requirements across one of these programmes.

Each session will entail activity-based seminar/workshops on international marketing decision-making. It will consist of theoretical inputs followed by practical exercises. Groups of 4/5 students will be allocated a product and asked to make a series of international marketing decisions. Among these: which international market to select; how to enter the chosen market(s); changes, if any, required to the product, packaging etc; appropriate communication strategies in the chosen market(s); basis for establishing international pricing decision. These exercises will enable students to apply international marketing decision-making theory in practice.

5 sessions totalling 18 hours of contact delivered over 1 week.

Continuous assessment (100%).

BU5845
Industrial Marketing
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mr R Williams

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Real Estate, or the MSc Real Estate degree, and is compulsory for students undertaking the MBA in Human Resource Management.

Co-requisite(s): MBA and MBA International Health Care Management students should register for three MBA electives over Weeks 49 through 51. MSc Property and MBA Real Estate students should be registered for one MBA elective over weeks 49 through 51 and three Property courses.

Industrial marketing will provide an introduction to, and analysis of, relationships between different businesses where their activities are highly complementary but dissimilar in some overall process. During the course, theories and concepts will be presented in order to categorise such related productive activities, and to understand different means of connecting these activities. In particular, we will draw on networks and social systems. Theories and concepts will be presented in the context of a series of case studies, and will be drawn upon in a critical manner. Case studies will provide illustration of how theories and concepts might work out in practice, but also have the potential to contradict some aspects of theories and concepts.

Five teaching sessions, totalling 18 contact hours.

100% continuous assessment

BU5900
Dissertation for Management, Enterprise and Innovation
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Tim Stone.

Pre-requisite(s): Students should have progressed to the Masters level of the postgraduate Management, Enterprise and Innovation degree programme

Co-requisite(s): None

This course involves the development and execution of an extended piece of research on an approved topic

Supervised independent study

Continuous assessment, 100%

BU5903
Dissertation for Finance programmes
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Roger Buckland

Pre-requisite(s): Students should have progressed to the Masters level of the postgraduate Finance & Investment Management, Corporate Finance, Real Estate or Accounting & Finance degree programmes

Co-requisite(s): None

To develop student competencies through the completion of a substantial piece of original research work at postgraduate level, on a topic related to accountancy or finance, over an extended time period.

Supervised independent research

100% continuous assessment

BU5904
Property Dissertation
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Norman Hutchison

Pre-requisite(s): Students should have progressed to the Masters level of the postgraduate real estate or Real Estate Finance degree programmes

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): None

The aim of the course is to examine the practice of academic and professional property research and to undertake an independent research study on an approved property topic.

The course covers the following:
• Introduction to academic and practice-related property research
• The contemporary property research agenda
• Interpretation of property research
• Commissioning and managing research
• Ethical issues in research
• Design and implementation of a research project: topic choice, methodology and method, bibliographical tools and literature review, qualitative and quantitative research techniques.
• Implementation of a property dissertation.

Intensive 1 week taught course comprising 5 two-hour lectures and 5 two-hour seminars/workshops, followed by supervised independent research

Continuous assessment (100%)

BU5905
Management of Health Inequalities and Social Policy
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Ioannis Theodossiou

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA International Health Care Management and have satisfied progress requirements across one of these programmes

This course will examine how exposure to disadvantages takes its toll on health through childhood and across adult life. It will also examine whether social inequality affects individual health. It will explore the relationship between physical and mental health, sense of well-being and various socio-economic and occupational status indicators, including education, occupational class, income and employment status and examine the simultaneous nature of the relationship, that is, identifying the causal relationship between socio-economic variables and current health; these themes will be explored through a comprehensive review of the relevant literature and the detailed analysis of the theories and models developed by the researches in their attempt to investigate these issues. Importantly, the course will review public health strategies and management policies which aim to reduce health inequalities by addressing broader inequalities in life chances, employment experiences and living standards. The lectures will draw both on quantitative studies which use established measures of socioeconomic status and health.

5 sessions totalling 18 contact hours delivered over 1 week.

Continuous assessment (100%) (consisting of an individually-prepared written assignment, submitted after the formal teaching period).

BU5906
Quantitative Methods for the Investigation & Management of Health Inequalities
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Ioannis Theodossiou

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA International Health Care Management and have satisfied progress requirements across one of these programmes

This course will provide an overview of the essential features of the methods that require careful consideration at all points in the planning, execution, or appraisal of quantitative research on issues of applied health management in a socioeconomic context. It will discuss a number of research processes including critical appraisal, study design, data management and data analysis. The main methodolologies used will be instructed to apply these on real datasets using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and where appropriate STATA in the computer labs. The data will be obtained from the Health Survey of England and the British Household Panel Survey.

5 sessions totalling 18 hours of contact delivered over 1 week.

Continuous assessment (100%) (consisting of an individually-prepared written assignment, submitted after the formal teaching period).

BU5909
Securitisation
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Prof R van Order

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Real Estate, or the MSc Property degree, and have satisfied progress requirements across one of these programmes.

Co-requisite(s): MBA students should register for three MBA electives over Weeks 49 through 51. MSc Property and MBA Real Estate students should be registered for one MBA elective over weeks 49 through 51 and three Property courses.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

Basics of securitisation; review of basic financial models and bond pricing; the fixed income market; mortgages and introduction to mortgage pricing; introduction to credit risk; introduction to commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS); European securitisation.

5 sessions totalling 18 hours of contact delivered over 1 week.

1 two hour written exam (60%) and 1 written assignment (40%) (resit: 1 two hour written exam (100%)).

BU5911
Dissertation
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Julian Randall

Pre-requisite(s): x

Co-requisite(s): x

Note(s): x

x

x

x

BU5914
Critical Studies Paper
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Julian Randall

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to proceed to the Critical Studies Paper must have completed their taught courses to the required level in the first two semesters.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

The aim of this course is to allow students to bring together their knowledge, learning and understanding gathered from across the modules studied during the MBA taught programmes.

The specific objectives of the course are to facilitate and assess students in:
- Choose an appropriate topic for a Critical Studies paper
- Place the topic in the context of an appropriate body of literature
- Identify key concepts, ideas and definitions pertaining to the topic and its development
- Select appropriate methodology to support the pitch of the Paper
- Organise empirical an theoretical material observing the relevant academic conventions
- Present a logical and cogent argument in support of conclusions drawn from material presented
- Identify and acknowledge elements in the argument that are less certain or needing more supporting evidence
- Handle concerns and objections positively and assertively
- Gain experience of amending and rewriting material according to guidance from a Supervisor
- Be able to defend the Paper in reasoned argument and debate

The course will be presented in 2 two-hour lectures offering the guidelines for writing a Critical Studies Paper.

There will follow 4 one-hour sessions with the Supervisor or e-mailed attachments of written drafts which will be corrected and amended by the student before proceeding to the next section or draft.

The Critical Studies Paper will be 7,000 words in length and assessment will be made under the following criteria:
- Overall lay-out and presentation
- Adherence to the word limit and section guidelines
- Communication skill
- Focus of the argument through the Paper
- Adequacy of the literature drawn on in the Paper
- Critical and analytical ability demonstrated throughout the arguments offered in the Paper
- Style of writing, grammar and spelling
- Academic conventions used in correct referencing throughout the Paper and in its Bibliography

2x2-hour lectures
4x1-hour sessions with the Supervisors

Submitted project (100%. Assessment consists of 7,000 word Critical Studies Paper.

BU5915
International Health Case Study
CREDIT POINTS 20

Course Co-ordinator: Dr David Newlands

Pre-requisite(s): 120 credits including: PU 5502 International Health (new course supplied by CLSM); BU 5545 Leading International Health Care (new course supplied by Business School)

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): None

Students will receive workshops on the following:
*Advanced information and literature searching and review;
*Problem-solving skills;
*Written communication
Thereafter, they will be presented with a generic health system 'problem situation' and asked to prepare a plan and solution for the problem strongly embedded within the context of a particular international healthcare system. Most of the work here will be directed and private learning.

The course will commence with 3x2hour workshops. Thereafter it will be student-motivated, directed and private learning.

Continuous assessment (100%)

BU5922
Organisation Placement (6 week)
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Russell Williams

Pre-requisite(s): Students undertaking this module must be registered for the MBA degree.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

The substantial part of this course is the organisational placement/consultancy project, where students are given the opportunity to work for an organisation for a limited time with the goal of completing agreed tasks. The MBA placement is expected to run for 6 weeks.

The nature of the work to be undertaken by the student in the placement will be agreed between the supervisor (a faculty member), the sponsoring organisation and the student at the start of the internship.

The course will not involve classroom teaching.

Each student undertaking this module would be allocated to a supervisor who liaises with the sponsoring organisation.

Students are required to consult their supervisors as arranged between them.

Assessment for the 6-week placement comprises three elements:

1. Practical Performance Log: Reflective journal where the student is expected to reflect the issues and obstacles surrounding their tasks in placement (contributing 10% of total marks).

2. 4000 Word Project (contributing 70% of the total marks).

3. Presentation (contributing 20% of the total marks).

BU5923
Organisation Placement (10 week)
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Russell Williams

Pre-requisite(s): Students undertaking this module must be registered on a Graduate Business School MSc programme.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

The substantial part of this course is the organisational placement/consultancy project, where students are given the opportunity to work for an organisation for a limited time with the goal of completing agreed tasks. The MSc placement is expected to run for 10 weeks.

The nature of the work to be undertaken by the student in the placement will be agreed between the supervisor (a faculty member), the sponsoring organisation and the student at the start of the internship.

The course will not involve classroom teaching.

Each student undertaking this module would be allocated to a supervisor who liaises with the sponsoring organisation.

Students are required to consult their supervisors as arranged between them.

Assessment for the 10-week placement comprises three elements:

1. Practical Performance Log: Reflective journal where the student is expected to reflect the issues and obstacles surrounding their tasks in placement (contributing 10% of total marks).

2. 7000 Word Project (contributing 70% of total marks).

3. Presentation (contributing 20% of total marks).

BU5924
Organisation Placement (5 month)
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Russell Williams

Pre-requisite(s): Students undertaking this module must be registered for the MBA degree.

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

The substantial part of this course is the organisational internship/placement, where students are given the opportunity to work for an organisation for a limited time with the goal of completing agreed tasks. This variant of the MBA placement is expected to run for 5 months (and extend the period of study from 12 to 18 months).

The nature of the work to be undertaken by the student in the placement will be agreed between the supervisor (a faculty member), the sponsoring organisation and the student at the start of the internship.

The course will not involve classroom teaching.

Each student undertaking this module would be allocated to a supervisor who liaises with the sponsoring organisation.

Students are required to consult their supervisors as arranged between them.

Assessment for the 5-month placement comprises four elements:

1. 'Briefing Document': 2000 word Report providing an internal and external audit of the organisation/industry (contributing 10% of total marks).

2. Practical Performance Log: Reflective journal where the student is expected to reflect the issues and obstacles surrounding their tasks in placement (contributing 10% of total marks).

3. A 5000 Word Project (contributing 70% of total marks).

4. Presentation (contributing 20% of total marks).

BU5927
Finance and Financial History
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Mark Whittington

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of core MBA modules

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

Introduction to key areas of finance:
- Financial institutions and markets
- Commodities
- Currencies
- Options, hedging and futures
Speculation, stock market bubbles
The development of finance

12 hours of lectures and 6 hours of seminars.

1st attempt: 100% continuous assessment - 40% group work (20% presentation, 20% group report of 1000 words), and 60% individual assessment (2000 word assignment).

Resit: 100% individual assessment capped at CAS 9 (3000 word assignment).

BU5929
Principles of Islamic Banking and Finance
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Mark Whittington

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

This course will provide an introduction to Islamic economics, in particular the theory and principles of Islamic finance and banking. Thus we will be looking at the relationship between Islamic core sources (Qur'an and Hadith), normative ethical and financial issues (particularly the concepts of riba and gharar), and particular practical frameworks for financial transactions. In examining these issues, the course will pay attention to the historical development of Islamic finance frameworks from the core sources.

The key frameworks and concepts of financial transactions that will be examined in the course will include: murabaha, mudaraba, musharaka, ijara, takaful, and other models such as salam and istisna'a. The course will also provide a short overview of the recent history of Islamic finance and banking since the late 1960s.

Typically 5 morning sessions (Mon-Fri) totalling 18 hrs contact

1st attempt: One 2-hour written examination (60%); one written assessment 1500 words (40%)

Resit: One 2-hour written examination capped at CAS 9

BU5930
Islamic Banking Models
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Mark Whittington

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of course: Principles of Islamic Banking and Finance

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

This course will provide an overview of the recent international history of Islamic banking, particularly in the past 50 years. The course will highlight and explore the different models of Islamic banking and finance, and show the variety of national/geographic differences in the implementation of Islamic banking and finance. The course will use examples and case studies from both Islamic banks, and providers of Islamic finance 'windows' in conventional banks.

Key themes explored in the course will include: the historic creation and development of dedicated Islamic banks and financial services in the late 20th and early 21st centuries; the regional particularities and differences of Islamic banking (including case studies from the Arabian Gulf, Malaysia, Pakistan and the UK); and the practicalities of the frameworks for overseeing shari'ah compliance of banking products, services, and institutions. Students will be expected to reflect on and discuss comparatively the variety of models and examples of Islamic banking and finance in the contemporary world.

Typically 5 morning sessions (Monday-Friday) totalling 18 hours contact.

1st attempt: One 2-hour written examination (60%); one written assessment 1500 words (40%).

Resit: One 2-hour written examination capped at CAS 9.

BU5931
Business in the Muslim World
CREDIT POINTS 10

Course Co-ordinator: Mark Whittington

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): Please note that this course will not run during 2011/12.

This course will provide an introduction to the issues and challenges of business within the context of Muslim countries. The course will explore in particular: cultural and religious issues within the context of Muslim business practice; the cross-cultural challenges of business relations and transactions between organisations in Muslim and non-Muslim contexts; the framework of ethics and particularly business ethics for Muslim organisations and managers; management issues within a Muslim context, and issues of management for Muslim and non-Muslim managers; the structure of operations and decision making in such contexts; and the role of Islamic business in multinational corporations (including Islamic finance and banking). The course will also explore the wider economic issues of risk, speculation, and capital within an Islamic framework.

Typically 5 morning sessions (Monday-Friday) totalling 18 hours contact.

1st attempt: One 2-hour written examination (60%); one written assessment 1500 words (40%).

Resit: One 2-hour written examination capped at CAS 9.

BU5935
Asian Real Estate Markets
CREDIT POINTS 40

Course Co-ordinator: David Scofield

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be enrolled in the MSc IREM.

In compiling the data necessary to complete the five city-based case studies relating to current development and investment scenarios in each city visited, students will attend seminars delivered by key local development and investment professionals. Data will be compiled by the student via seminars, site visits and other exercises - spanning investment, development and planning issues current in these locales - and this data will be used by the students to construct five distinct development/investment case studies.

4 week escorted field trip - spanning five Asian cities.
This intensive program involves daily meetings and seminars with key real estate investment and development actors. This program follows a rigorous schedule with students engaged in site visits, lectures, discussions and seminars for upwards of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

100% continuous assessment - 5 case studies, compiled in 1 document: 8-10,000 words total.

BU5936
Dissertation in International Business, Energy and Petroleum
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Euan Phimister

Pre-requisite(s): This course will be compulsory for students on MSc programme in International Business, Energy and Petroleum.

Co-requisite(s): Students will follow this course alongside the other course (and so compulsory) components of their degree programme.

Students should be able to demonstrate:
- A clear definition of the problem and subject area to be studied and the formulation and expression of a logical, workable solution to the problem studied.
- An understanding of the issues involved in the topic chosen, the provision of an analysis and recommendations relevant and useful to practitioners, drawing upon and integrating perspectives from across the course MSc.
- Ana ability to apply relevant concepts from economic and finance.
- An ability to write coherently, and express ideas concisely.
- An ability to use examples and/or evidence in order to examine hypotheses and/or policy.

Comprises: total of 1 compulsory two-work shop (on research and writing skills); two 30-minute individual meetings with supervisor. Most of the work on this course involved students self-directing their own work on their dissertation.

100% continuous assessment.

BU5940
New Venture Creation
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Prof Simon Parker

Pre-requisite(s): Registered for a level 5 programme in the Business School.

Students will undertake sessions in:
- Understanding and analysing business models
- Investor perspectives
- Market opportunity recognition and shaping
Analysing organisational requirements and employment models
- Business plan analysis
- Pitching a business proposition
- Presentation design, making professional presentations compelling.

An intensive week of teaching, incorporation 20 hours of interactive workshops.

100% coursework.

BU5942
E Commerce
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Colin Clark

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Real Estate, or the MSc Property degree, and have satisfied progress requirements across one of these programmes.

Focussing on the B2C sector, the course begins with an overview of the online environment in terms of technologies, sectoral adoption rates, user-profiles etc. The course then proceeds with a focus on the vendor-consumer encounter in cyberspace. In doing so, the course considers topics including: usability; accessibility; motivation (flow); online trust, and information processing.

5 sessions totalling 18 hours of contact delivered over 1 week.

100% continuous assessment.

BU5943
Consumer Behaviour
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Thomson

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Real Estate, or the MSc Property degree, and have satisfied progress requirements across one of these programmes.

Co-requisite(s): MBA students should register for three MBA electives over weeks 49 through 51. MSc Property and MBA Real Estate students should be registered for one MBA elective over weeks 49 through 51 and three Property courses.

The course will combine theory with practical examples in order to explore the key concepts of consumer behaviour. This will be achieved through a combination of lectures, seminars and directed private study.

5 sessions totalling 18 hours of contact delivered over 1 week.

100% continuous assessment

BU5944
Marketing Communications
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Tim Stone

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA International Health Care Management, MBA Real Estate, or the MSc Property degree, and have satisfied progress requirements across one of these programmes.

Co-requisite(s): MBA students should register for three MBA electives over weeks 49 through 51. MSc Property and MBA Real Estate students should be registered for one MBA elective over weeks 49 through 51 and three Property courses.

The course will be constructed around specific learning materials that are designed to illuminate:

The cultural context, the nature and the process of IMC.

Managing IMC planning through the use of both internal and external resources.

The IMC mix (advertising, public relations, sponsorship, sales promotion, personal selling and sales management, direct marketing, packaging).

Creative implementation of IMC.

5 sessions totalling 18 hours of contact delivered over 1 week.

Continuous assessment (100%).

BU5945
Investment Analysis
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor A Black

Pre-requisite(s): Registered for MBA in Finance.

This course gives students the opportunity to learn about the important role between risk and expected return from an investment analysis perspective. The history of finance is also considered and trends of stock market prices and rates of return from an international perspective are considered. The development of the finance throughout the past few decades and the implications of the recent financial global crisis are discussed and analysed.

18 hours teaching per week. This is a summer school course and the teaching is all contained within one teaching week via a mixture of lectures and break-out seminar groups.

100% continuous assessment, comprising 1000 word short case study report (40%); 2000 word critical analysis of concepts introduced in the course (60%).

BU5946
Strategic Financial Analysis
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mark Whittington

Pre-requisite(s): Admittance to MBA programme

Introduction to accounting:
Key accounting concepts
Financial reporting
Financial statements
Financial analysis:
A framework for analysis
Accounting ratio analysis
Common size analysis
Stock market ratios
Credit ratings
Z scores
Forecasting:
A framework for forecasting
Parameter estimation
Financial forecasting models
Issues in analysis:
The links between the stock market and accounting
International accounting issues

5 interactive lectures of 3 1/2 hours, including case presentations from students

Group case study presentation (10%); group report (10%); individual assignment (90%).

Resit: One 2-hour written examination capped at CAS 9

BU5947
Negotiation: Principles and Strategies
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Miguel Costa-Gomes

Pre-requisite(s): Students electing to take this course must be registered for the MBA, MBA Real Estate or the MSc Property degrees, and have satisfied progress requirements for one of these programmes.

Co-requisite(s): MBA students should register for three MBA electives over weeks 49 through 51. MSc Property and MBA Real Estate students should be registered for one MBA elective over weeks 49 through 51 and three Property courses.

At the end of the course students will:
i) Be able to describe a negotiation scenario in a succinct and analytical way from the perspective of each of the negotiating parties;
ii) Identify the psychological principles that influence the negotiating parties in their dealings with the other parties;
iii) Be able to formulate negotiating strategies for each of the parties that improve upon the pre-negotiation stage status quo,
iv) Be able to explain outcomes in negotiation scenarios on the basis of economic and psychological principles.

Two lectures per day for five days.

100% Continuous Assessment:

65% - 5 case exercises
35% - Essay based on collective assignment with a limit of 800 words.

BU5948
Talking to Teams
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Colin Clark

Pre-requisite(s): Must be registered for the MSc Property, MBA Real Estate, MBA, MBA (January intake) or MBA HRM.

The course will contain a mixture of the detailed analysis of audio-video recordings of real-life 'manager-team' and 'one-to-group' communication taken from a variety of business and non-business settings; a role-play management communication simulation exercise (involving two inter-related oral presentation-based tasks); lectures; classroom discussions; case studies; short individual and group exercises; and, if possible, visits from guest speakers/practitioners. Two presentation sessions are required in order to demonstrate (and to quantify) students' improved understanding and enhancement of their skills in manager-team communication as a result of taking this course. The first presentation will be conducted at the very beginning of this course - i.e. before the students receive any classroom instruction on this subject. Although this presentation is not formally assessed it will be used for comparative purposes with the second presentation to gauge students' progress on this course. the second presentation (which is assessed) will be delivered at the very end of the course, that is, after the students have received instruction on (i) the various communicative practices and processes relevant to this subject; and (ii) the practical skills managers employ (and need to employ) when communicating effectively with work teams.

One morning or afternoon session per day for one week, combining lectures, audio-video analysis sessions, role-play simulation presentations, individual and group tasks/exercises, and classroom discussions (from various private study sessions completed by students on the course).

100% continuous assessment, comprising one 2200 word individual essay (50%); group-based assessment (20%); individual-based assessment (30%).

BU5949
Practical Business Finance
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor A Black

Pre-requisite(s): Must be registered for an MBA in Finance.

This course gives students the opportunity to learn about the basic fundamental principles of the relevance of finance to a business. This includes learning about the role of the financial manager and issues relating to corporate finance, including analysing whether to fund a company through the issue of equity or debt. Other concepts in finance are also considered, largely through conveying the relationship between expected return and risk. Examples using case studies and data are used throughout the course.

18 hours teaching per week. This is a summer school course and the teaching is all contained within one teaching week via a mixture of lectures and break-out seminar groups.

100% continuous assessment, comprising 1000 word short case study report (40%); 2000 word critical analysis of concepts introduced in the course (60%).

BU5951
Asian Cities - Hong Kong
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Scofield

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

In compiling the data necessary to complete the case study related to current development and investment scenarios in the city visited, students will attend seminars delivered by key local development and investment professionals. Data compiled through seminars, site visits and other exercises - spanning investment, development and planning issues current in the locale - will be used by the students to construct one distinct development/investment case study.

This intensive program involves daily meetings and siminars with key real estate investment and development professionals. This program follows a rigorous schedule with students engaged in site visits, lectures, discussions and siminars for upwards of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Continuous assessment - 1 case study, 2500 words (100%)

BU5952
Asian Cities - Seoul/Tokyo
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Scofield

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

In compiling the data necessary to complete the case study related to current development and investment scenarios in the cities visited, students will attend seminars deliverd by key local development and investment professionals. Data compiled through seminars, site visits and other exercises - spanning ivestment, development and planning issues current in the locales - will be used by the students to construct one distinct development/investment case study.

This intensive program involves daily meetings and siminars with key real estate investment and development professionals. This program follows a rigorous schedule with students engaged in site visits, lectures, discussuions and seminars for upwards of 8 hous a day, 5 days a week.

Continuous assessment - 1 case study, 2500 words (100%)

BU5953
Asian Cities - Singapore
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Scofield

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

In compiling the data necessary to complete the case study related to current development and investment scenarios in the city visited, students will attend seminars delivered by key local development and investment professionals. Data compiled through seminars, site visits and other exercises - spanning investment, development and planning issues current in the locale - will be used by the students to construct one distinct development/investment case study.

This intensive program involves daily meetings and seminars with key real estate investment and development professionals. This program follows a rigorous schedule with students engaged in site visits, lectures, discussions and semiars for upwards of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Continuous assessment - 1 case study - 2500 words (100%),

BU5954
Asian Cities - Shaghai/Beijing
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Scofield

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

In compiling the data necessary to complete the case study related to current development and investment scenarios in the cities visited, students will attend semianrs delvered by key local development and investment professionals. Data compiled through semiars, site visits and other exercises - spanning investment, development and planning issues current in the locales - will be used by the students to constuct one distinct developemt/investment case study.

This intense program involves daily meetings and seminars with key real estate investment and development professionals. This program follows a rigorous schedule with students engaged in site visits, lectures, discussions and seminars for upwards of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Continuous assessment - 1 case study, 2500 words (100%)

BU5956
Real Estate Asset Management
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Devaney

Pre-requisite(s):

Definition and main dimensions of property asset management. Physical aspects of property managemant, including issues of depreciation and obsolescence. Strategic issues relating to leasing of property. How property management relates to corporate strategy. Decision making with regard to corporate property assets.

Within the course of one calendar week, 5 three hour lectures and five hours of seminar time given over to student-led presentations or discussions.

Continuous assessment (100%) comprising of;
Group Presentations (25%) (slides to be kept for external examiner review)
Group 1500 word report (25%)
Individual 2000 word report (50%)

BuU570
Topics in Health Economics and Econometrics
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Ramses Abul Naga

Pre-requisite(s): This course will be compulsory for students on the new MSc programme in the Economics of Health.

Health behaviours and health inequalities
Incentives on the supply side
Incentives on the demand side
Modelling health outcomes from survey data
Errors in variables and unobserved heterogeneity
Panel data models and methods

1 x 3 hour lectures per week (for 8 weeks)
1 hour tutorial per week (for 6 weeks)

1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and one 1hr multiple choice class test (20%)
Resit: By examination (100%) with passes capped at CAS mark 9.