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Module Title
Finance For Managers
Reference BSM017 Version 12
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended July 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the conceptual understanding, skills and analytical techniques to take effective decisions and control financial resources.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Source and critically assess a range of financial information.
2 Apply a range of financial techniques in support of financial analysis and decision making.
3 Apply a range of financial techniques for the effective allocation and control of financial resources.

Indicative Module Content
The financial environment. Information sources and decision-makers' needs: sources of financial information, overview of published accounts. Budget allocation and control systems, behavioural issues in effective budget management, working capital management. Short-term decisions: relevant costs, cost behaviour, cost drivers and cost prediction techniques, CVP, pricing decisions. Long term decisions: capital investment appraisal, DCF tools, capital structure, WACC, risk return.

Module Delivery
This module is delivered through a mix of interactive teaching sessions including lectures, tutorials, case studies and group work. The module is delivered in Distance Learning Mode by self directed learning from web-based learning materials, supported by seminars and/or on-line tutorial support.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 46 23
Non-Contact Hours 104 127
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Coursework (100% weighting)

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 DYSON, J.R., 2017. Accounting for non-accounting students. 9th ed. Harlaw: Pearson. ebook
2 MCLANEY, E.J. and ATRILL, P., 2018. Accounting and finance: an introduction. 9th ed. Harlow: Pearson. ebook
3 WEETMAN, P., 2010. Management accounting . 2nd ed. London: FT/Prentice Hall. ebook

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781