FM100 Half Unit
Introduction to Finance
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Prof Martin Oehmke
This course is compulsory on the BSc in Finance. This course is not available as an outside option nor to General Course students.
This course will provide a non-technical introduction to Finance and an overview of the Finance discipline. The aim of the course is to explain the importance of finance to individuals, firms, and society in general. Topics will include discounting and present value, risk and return, financial markets and trading, mutual and hedge funds, banks and other financial intermediaries, financial securities, capital structure, venture capital and private equity, initial public offerings, and valuation of firms and projects.
30 hours of seminars in the LT.
Additional workshops may be scheduled as needed.
This course is taught in the interactive lecturing format. There is no distinction between lectures and classes/seminars; there are “sessions” only, and the pedagogical approach in each session is interactive.
Weekly homework assignments.
Detailed course programmes and reading lists are distributed at the start of the course.
Continuous assessment (100%) in the LT.
Course selection videos
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: 67
Average class size 2020/21: 68
Capped 2020/21: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Commercial awareness