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Strategic Financial AnalysisDepartment: Leadership and ManagementModule Code: MOD000983Level: 7Academic Year: 2016/17Semester: 1
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Module GuideContents1.Key information, Introduction to the Module and Learning Outcomes1.1Key Information1.2Introduction to the Module1.3Learning Outcomes2.Employability Skills in this Module3.Outline Delivery and Reading Lists @ Anglia3.1Outline Delivery3.2Reading List and Learning Resources4.Assessment on this ModuleFeedbackHow to View Your Feedback in Turnitin Grademark4.1Assessment Information and Marking Criteria4.1.1Element 010 – COURSEWORK 3000 WORDS (100%)Marking Criteria for Element 010 – COURSEWORK 3000 WORDS4.2Re-assessment Information4.2.1Re-assessment for Element 010 – COURSEWORK 3000 WORDS (100%)5.Report on Last Delivery of ModuleLinks to Other Key InformationPage 1
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Module Guide1.Key information, Introduction to the Module and Learning Outcomes1.1Key Information Module title: Strategic Financial AnalysisModule Leader: Jane HancockCampus / Building / Room: Chelmsford / Lord Ashcroft Building / MAB301Extension: Tutors: External Examiners DAP: Leadership and ManagementEvery module has a Module Definition Form (MDF) which is the officially validated record of the module.You can access the MDF for this module in three ways via:the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)the My.Anglia Module Catalogue at Ruskin’s module search engine facility at modules delivered by Anglia Ruskin University at its main campuses in the UK and at Associate Collegesthroughout the UK and overseas are governed by the Academic Regulations. You can view these An extract of the Academic Regulations, known as the AssessmentRegulations, is available at this website too (all new students will have received a printed copy as part oftheir welcome pack).In the unlikely event of any discrepancy between the Academic Regulations and any other publication,including this module guide, the Academic Regulations, as the definitive document, take precedence over allother publications and will be applied in all cases.1.2Introduction to the ModuleThis module is relevant to all Masters level business students, with or without a relevant first degree, as itintroduces the financial analysis theories and practices applicable to modern business from a strategicperspective, then develops student's knowledge and ability to apply these techniques, and critically appraisetheir validity.All organisations will find themselves judged, regardless of their objectives, on financial grounds. In themodern business environment it is essential that managers are fully aware of the financial consequences oftheir actions and how external stakeholders may interpret financial reports. A key element in management'sawareness is the internal monitoring of performance, using all tools available, to ensure a 'true and fair'message is given.This module will initially use accounting history and theory to evaluate the influences on contemporaryfinancial reports. It will then utilise traditional uni-variate analysis to evaluate financial performance, beforemoving on to market reports, non financial data and multi-variate analysis. Finally the module will consider principle techniques for monitoring corporate performance from an internalperspective. One of the main focuses for the design of this module has been the further development ofrelevant employability and professional skills. Such skills are implicit in the learning outcomes. This moduleis assessed through a 3,000 word assignment.This module will also be on the MA CG(BL) course delivered by blended learning. The content, assessmentsand outcomes content will be identical between the two courses delivery paths.Page 2
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Module GuideMulticulturalism has been considered during the design of this module and will be considered when theassessment brief is written.1.3Learning OutcomesThis module, like all modules at Anglia Ruskin, is taught on the basis of achieving intended learningoutcomes. On successful completion of the module, the student will be expected to be able to demonstratethe following:Knowledge and understandingIntellectual, practical, affectiveand transferable skillsLO 1.Carry out, and critically appraise the validity of, ratio analysis offinancial statements, both published and internalLO 2.Use such analysis to draw valid conclusions on theperformance of the relevant organisationLO 3.Analyse numerical information in a systematic mannerLO 4.Draw conclusions from such analysis and critically appraise thevalidity of such conclusionsThe assessment is based on meeting these learning outcomes, shown explicitly in section 4, where theassessment task is linked to these learning outcomes.2.Employability Skills in this ModuleIt is important that we help you develop employability skills throughout your course which will assist you insecuring employment and supporting you in your future career. During your course you will acquire a widerange of key skills. In this module, you will develop those identified below:SkillSkills acquired in this moduleCommunication (oral)Communication (written)XCommercial AwarenessXCultural sensitivityXCustomer focusData HandlingXDecision makingXEnterprisingXFlexibilityXInitiativeXInterpersonal SkillsXLeadership/Management of othersNetworkingOrganisational adaptabilityXProject ManagementXProblem Solving and analytical skillsXResponsibilityTeam workingTime ManagementXOtherPage 3
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