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Admission to GradCertFin (OUA)
The unit provides an understanding of the finance industry and its integral role in the modern economy. The focus is on a high level, fully integrated overview of the major participants, their roles, interactions and the purpose they endeavour to fill for all stakeholders in the economy. The key structures of the finance system are examined, and how they usually work and sometimes do not work. Case studies of actual events and participants will be used to provide a sense of the application of finance in the real world - what actually happens as well as what should happen.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Assessment criteria (including information about late submissions and extensions) for all assessment tasks will be provided on the unit iLearn site.
|Online Participation||15%||No||Refer to the assessment summary in iLearn|
|Assignment||25%||No||Refer to the assessment summary in iLearn|
|Online Quizzes||10%||No||Refer to the assessment summary in iLearn|
|Short Exercises||15%||No||Refer to the assessment summary in iLearn|
|Final Case Study||35%||No||Refer to the assessment summary in iLearn|
Participation in online discussion forums.
Analysis of an individual case study topic and presentation of conclusions via a paper of up to 2,500 words.
A number of short online topic quizzes.
Short analytical tasks on financial system topics involving modelling and/or case study analysis.
Using a topical case study, analyse and interpret information for presentation to a varied audience.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS AND/OR MATERIALS
There is no required text. All readings are available in iLearn or accessible via iLearn.
Assumed Access: Access to a computer with word processing and spreadsheet capability is assumed, as is general student computer literacy and ability to access the internet.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
This is an online unit which will make use of the University's iLearn system.
Unit's iLearn Site:
The Unit Schedule is available in iLearn, together with details of required readings and activities.
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Unit information based on version 2021.03 of the Handbook