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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

The fact that money (and understanding money) really matters in business and all managers need to understand issues like cashflow and profit might depress you, but it is true. Financial viability of customers? Deciding on the likely financial viability of a project? Reporting to shareholders about performance? Does the word “sustainable” appear in a finance dictionary? All questions we will try and address.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Alexander Arthur

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

  • One of Master of Business Administration (P/T) or Master of Business Administration or Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Man't) or MSc In International Business And Finance or Master of Business Administration in Energy Management or MSc International Business Management or MSc Management Consultancy or Master Of Business Administration In Business Analytics or MSc Marketing Management or Master of Letters in Art and Business
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Seminars during University week12
  • 4 Seminars during University week13

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

(35% each) 2x Online MCQ Tests

(30%) Group Project

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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