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Module Code: ECO105
Module Title: Introduction to Business and Economics
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
The aim of this module is to provide an opportunity for students to gain a clear understanding about the essentials of a specific branch of the economic world, business and investment industry with the context of economics and the professional responsibilities within it, at a preliminary level. In addition, the content of the module is closely associated with the course offered by the Claritas Investment Certificate Program from the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. Successful completion of this module will help students to better prepare for the Claritas examination.
Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate an appreciation of how ethics and regulation provide essential foundations for client-focused investment activities

B Appreciate the economics context where actions of the individuals, corporations and government play out at micro, macro and international levels

C Comprehend the main types and purpose of basic investment options, from conventional equities and bonds to more specialized investment such as real estate and derivatives

D Appreciate the basic structure of the business and investment industry in terms of the aims, participants, key activities and products of the industry

E Explain how systems and controls are used in the business and investment industry to ensure the client is properly served


Method of teaching and learning 
The module will be delivered by a combination of lectures, and tutorials. Lectures are designed to provide essential information and introduce students to the basic tools and concepts in the business and investment industry and related issues. Tutorials will provide students with the opportunity to further develop their learning.

Syllabus 
Introduction: An overview of the financial services industry


Ethics


Regulation


Basic concepts in Microeconomics


Basic concepts in Macroeconomics


Economics of international trade and financial statements


Quantitative concepts


Debt securities


Equity securities


Derivatives


Alternative investments derivatives


Structure and vehicles of the investment


Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    12      112  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Midterm Exam 30.00
2 Final Exam 70.00

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