Business and Finance Essentials

Module code: ACFI 2206

Module description

To develop an awareness of the major underlying finance concepts that facilitate the business world and the markets they operate in. An evaluation of the relevance of financial theory to contemporary finance issues within the framework of the differing forms of market efficiencies. An increasing ability to qualitatively evaluate numerical data will be a prevailing theme throughout the module.

A numeric ability to use mathematical and statistical techniques to underpin the fundamental concepts necessary at year 2. Essential prerequisite knowledge for any advanced studies of the subject. Compliments basic financial and management accounting knowledge. Familiarity with the day to day major financial events and use of newspaper/online data essential.

Assessment Criteria:

Two assessments. Individual assignment contributing 40% of the assessment. The assignment will be in 2 parts with a phase test at the end of term (30%) and a group submission based on an `adopted' UK listed company (10%). The remaining 60% will be Individual examination with a number of questions based on an FTSE100 listed company case based on 2016 results and recent market data. Students should achieve an overall pass in both components and achieve a minimum standard in each element.

Please note that the format within each component for assessment information is subject to change.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 22 hours
  • Tutorials: 22 hours


  • Blog (sources of finance) (800 words): 60%
  • Fund-raising leaflet (1450 words): 40%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books