BA (HONS)
FINANCE & INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT - Year 01

The modules are designed to build your English language abilities and core academic skills in reading, critical analysis, essay and report writing, and grammar, and to also develop your intercultural understanding through global studies.

You will also discuss weekly topics of global studies across two modules to develop a broad understanding of core issues and how they can affect business. You will discuss topics of global studies across two modules to develop a broad understanding of core issues and how they can affect business. Studying this programme both academically prepares you for further undergraduate study, whilst providing an excellent opportunity to develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK and intercultural issues to help you successfully integrate into studying within a UK university. The intercultural skills that you develop during this course can prove to be a useful employment tool in the future with many businesses operating in global marketplaces

Modules:

EF3001

GLOBAL STUDIES AND GRAMMAR (20 CREDITS)

This module has a lecture and seminar component and helps to prepare students for this type of module approach used by the university in their target degree programmes.

Each week the topic will alternate between grammar and global studies. The global studies topics will also be explored over two weeks of the Reading and Critical analysis module. A key focus is to understand key
points of a lecture, ask relevant questions and then analyse further in the weekly seminars.

EF3002

READING AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS (20 CREDITS)

This module provides weekly reading texts covering Global Studies that provide students with exposure to and the experience of the types of academic texts they will be expected to read during their course.

A key focus of the module will be to develop critical and analytical skills to enable students to select appropriate ideas to support argument and to paraphrase these ideas effectively in speaking and writing.

EF3003

ESSAY AND REPORT WRITING (20 CREDITS)

This module introduces students to academic writing and focuses in particular on allowing the students to acquire skills in essay and
report writing, basic research, and academic conventions.

The main focus is on planning, outlining and constructing coherent discursive and persuasive essays and research reports.

EF3004

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (20 CREDITS)

This module aims to develop reflective,intellectual, analytical and oral skills. Its focus will be to raise students’ awareness of
themselves as carriers of culture, to investigate concepts of otherness and to reflect on how they and others are represented within society.

The module will develop oral skills, as students will be involved in discussions, debates, presentations and role-play, with the aim of
developing communicative competency and confidence.

EF3009

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (20 CREDITS)

This module aims to provide a thorough introduction to the study of ICT. There is a focus on both practical sessions for applied
ICT as well as some of the underpinning theory and concepts behind this including data protection and safe storage of data.

On the applied side of the module, the focus is on gaining practical skills for future undergraduate study with a knowledge of relevant theory to understand good practice.
The module encourages students to produce work through a range of Microsoft Office applications at the standard required by
university including spreadsheets, presentations, databases and a variety of report and wordbased documents.

NX0005

AN INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (20 CREDITS)

This module has been designed to give students an overview of some of the key issues in relation to business and management. It aims to give students a greater understanding of some of the principal functions of business and an awareness of the impact of the internal and external environment.

The module will allow students to learn about what happens in the key functions and how they interact with each other in
order to meet organisation´s vision, mission and values.

Students will learn from a range of case studies so that they can start to develop their skills in bringing together theory and practice. The teaching and learning on this module will include a variety of techniques to enable the students to develop their understanding and consider the implications for business and
management. Lectures will be used to go through the theory and this learning will be explored within the accompanying
seminars so that we can ensure that students have understood the content and the implications of it.

Formative assessment will be provided within each seminar and will be reinforced with a number of short tests and quizzes available on the eLearning portal.