Financial Economics BA (Hons)Coventry University
£ 9.000 - (10.370 €)
- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Grossbritannien)
Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?
Skills and Training
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This Financial Economics course runs in 2016/17.
This course covers current and topical issues in the UK and world economy, including the determinants of the supply of money, the impact of interest rates, managing risk and uncertainty on the stock market and the impact of the collapse of investment banks in the US on the rest of the world.
This course is designed to equip you with analytical skills and an ability to apply economics to solve real-world problems. It aims to provide you with a broad range of generic skills and abilities relevant to a wide range of graduate careers, especially in the financial sector.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- the opportunity to apply for a year in industry. A placement will allow you to exercise your technical skills in a professional environment. Some placements are salaried, this varies between companies, but is currently in the range of £15,000 to £20,000 per year;
- experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research expertise into their teaching;
- strong links with employers including the Government Economic Service (GES), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Barclays and the Bank of England;
- interactive teaching and learning approaches using classroom games and experiments;
- studying at Coventry Business School who are currently a member of European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of Business Schools (ABS).
European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
Memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The first year provides a thorough grounding in economic concepts and principles along with all the mathematical, computing and statistical tools you will need. Importance is placed on training you to think like an economist. Emphasis is also placed on real-world applications of the theory being taught.
In the second and final years, you will specialise in your chosen area of study. You may explore issues such as factors that determine the price of shares or bonds, investment appraisal techniques, dividend policies of firms, role of financial institutions such as the banks and insurance companies and need for regulation and how market traders in the city make use of futures, derivatives and options.
There will be an optional placement or study-abroad year between the second and final year.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Your course will be taught in a series of lectures, with associated seminars, workshops and practical classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: formal examinations 70%; coursework, tests, essays 10%; practical or project work 10%; group work etc. 5%; presentations, posters etc. 5%.
A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: up to 2 hours each week including academic tutorials, employment tutorials, project supervision, online tutorials and pastoral support
Medium group teaching: 6 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: 22–24 hours of studying and revising in your own time each week"