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BU5975: PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR FINANCE AND DATA ANALYSIS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Being a finance-savvy manager requires knowledge, critical thinking and a skill set. The skills set is quantitative, but also includes social skills and communication skills. This module aims to develop all of these areas to equip the student for not only the critical finance project but also the work-world ahead.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Mark Whittington

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Being a finance-savvy manager requires knowledge, critical thinking and a skill set. The skills set is quantitative, but also includes social skills and communication skills. This module aims to develop all of these areas to equip the student for not only the critical finance project but also the work-world ahead.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 5 Lectures during University week50
  • 4 Tutorials during University week50
  • 5 Tutorials during University week51

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: multiple choice test (20%); mixed word/numeric written assignment (60%); group presentation (20%).

Resit: 100% assignment.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

From formative assessments during the delivery week and following informal presentations. Two sessions in the assessment week will allow students to get feedback on their work and on their ideas as they are being developed. Feedback from the group presentation and the multiple choice test will help students revisit areas before the main assignment.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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