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BSc (Hons) Financial Management* Course Assessment Strategy

For our BSc (Hons) Business Management and BSc (Hons) Financial Management courses, we have set out the assessment strategy throughout the three year duration for both courses:

Year 1 (Level 4)

You will be assessed through 70% examination (2 hours) and a 30% coursework (900 words). The coursework will consist of a case study or presentation, or both, depending on the unique nature of the module being delivered.

Year 2 (Level 5)

You will be assessed by 50% examination (1.5 hours) and 50% coursework (1500 words). The coursework will consist of a case study, report or presentation, or a mixture of all three, depending on the unique nature of the module being delivered.

Year 3 (Level 6)

You will be assessed through 35% examination (1hours) and 65% coursework (1800 words). The coursework will consist of a case study, report or presentation, or a mixture of all three, depending on the unique nature of the module being delivered.

The two research based project modules for year 3 (level 6) will be assessed through a project worth 100%. This will include: Project Plan (20%) (1600 words) (Weeks 8), individual project presentation (10%) (Week 14) (Lasting up to 10 minutes) and the Final Project submission (70%) (3000 words) (Week 15).

The Research Methods module delivered at level 6 will be assessed through a Group Presentation (50%) and 1.5 hours examination (50%), with the research methods tools and knowledge of the tools being assessed in the research based Project modules.

All coursework and any non-examination based assessments will be assessed to a general structure shown below subject to module specification.

Coursework profile

The written coursework will be designed and written around original and contemporary authentic case studies, designed to determine your ability to develop and make effective use of resources, together with your research and communications skills. This should include:

  1. Identifying the central issue(s) of the case.
  2. Presenting an overview of the tools, models and methods that will be used to help deal with the issue(s).
  3. Evaluating and presenting the facts of the case.
  4. Determining any necessary assumptions along with a justification for making the assumptions.
  5. Presenting an analysis and synthesis of the facts of the case, including the use of the models and tools identified above as applicable
  6. Present conclusion and recommendations that is realistic within reasonable deadlines using SMART principles.
Important Information, Terms & Conditions

*Subject to validation

**Specialisations are subject to student demand.

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