Run by Bangor Business School - (Changsha)
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Ms Wendy Ashurst
Overall aims and purpose
To provide a solid grounding in the theory and practice relating to the principal asset classes. To Provide an advanced level of understanding of investment analysis.
The module will cover the following aspects: Investors, investment objectives and mechanics of investment; Investment risk and return; Portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model; Valuation (time value of money); Equities (characteristics, valuation, world equity markets); Fixed Income securities (characteristics, world bond, valuation, understanding credit ratings and yield); and Investment management (Efficient Market Hypothesis, fundamental and technical analysis, and Investment management strategies).
B- to B+ (60-69%): Very good performance Most of the relevant information accurately deployed. Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
D- to D+ (40-49%): No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills. Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.
A- to A+ (70%+): Outstanding Performance. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
C- to C+
C- to C+ (50-59%): Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed. Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
Apply advanced valuation techniques to equity and fixed income instruments
Demonstrate advanced understanding of the typical investment objectives of key classes of investors, including the risk-return relationship.
Demonstrate critical awareness of the mechanics of investment in financial markets and the main features of key world markets.
Show a critical understanding of approaches to selecting investments and critically analyse the role of portfolio theory and diversification
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Reading time, preparing and taking assessments
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- N405: BSc Accounting & Finance (Bangor College, China) year 3 (BSC/AFBC)
- N392: BSc Banking & Finance (Bangor College, China) year 3 (BSC/BFINBC)