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PO1002: FINANCE, RISK AND INVESTMENT (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This foundation course in finance, risk and investment is the requisite for several degree programmes and for level 2 real estate and finance courses. The module considers the nature and operation of investment markets, focusing on three asset classes; shares, bonds and real estate. It looks at the characteristics of these investment options in terms of their risks and returns. The module introduces basic financial mathematics: time value of money, calculation of present values and investment rates of return. Finally, it considers the role of financial institutions and regulatory bodies in personal finance, where consumers and financial markets interact.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Yuan Zhao

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The module considers the nature and operation of investment markets with a focus on three major asset classes; shares, bonds and real estate. It looks at the characteristics of these different investment options, especially in terms of the risks and returns associated with each. The module also introduces basic financial mathematics involving the time value of money, calculation of present and future values, and the computing of rates of return for investments or projects. Finally, it considers the role of financial institutions and regulatory bodies, and the area of personal finance in which consumers and financial markets interact.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

A written feedback form will be produced for the essay or report once marked. Practice multiple choice exercises will be followed by an indicative mark and worked solutions.

Learning Outcomes
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750-word essay, report, or quiz

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Feedback

A written feedback form will be produced for the essay or report once marked. Practice multiple choice exercises will be followed by an indicative mark and worked solutions.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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