APPLIED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN SERVICES - 2021/2
Module code: MAN2154
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The prime motivator is to equip students with a good and meaningful understanding of hospitality/tourism/events finance and accounting. The objective is to develop accounting and finance skills needed by competent young professionals to achieve sustainable profits for various stakeholders. This module will covers management accounting that includes costing, budgeting and the fundamental principles of corporate finance and investment.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
KIMBER Simon (SII DUFE)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: N800
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
• The concept of the time value of money
• Capital investment decisions (Payback, Average Return Rate and Net Present Value)
• Capital investment decisions (Internal Return Rate and sensitivity analysis)
• Asset valuation (Capital Asset Price Model)
• Costing goods and services
• Budgets and budgeting
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||One-hour online midterm test - multiple choice questions, closed book.||30|
|Examination||Two-hour final examination - closed book.||70|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to capture learning in all the topics. The midterm test, consists of multiple choice questions, and it will assess students on the topics covered over the first weeks of term. The final exam will assess students’ ability to understand and apply the knowledge learnt in the whole semester.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• A 60 minutes class-test (30%) scheduled at the mid-point of the course
• A two hour closed-book final exam (70%) during the examination period
The formative dimension in this module will be handled by feedback in seminars.
Formative feedback will be given on a continuous manner during the course of the module. Numerous questions are set for completion in tutorials and additional questions given for homework.
- Develop students' basic finance and accounting background which is necessary for a manager to make effective decisions.
- Equip the student with the techniques for identifying the optimal investment opportunity, evaluating the financial needs of a business, analysing the financial performance of a firm, valuing bonds and equities and examining the use and the preparation of cost and management data for planning, decision-making and control.
|001||Understand the concept of the time value of money and its implications in interpreting cash flows in potential investment projects.||CK|
|002||Assess the investment opportunities by applying the main investment appraisal methods.||PT|
|003||Understand how businesses finance non-current assets, investments and working capital.||CP|
|004||Perform valuation of different assets based on the discounted cash flow method and appreciate the factors effecting such valuation.||CKP|
|005||• Evaluate and apply a variety of industry relevant cost analyses and business performance measurement techniques.||KPT|
|006||• Explain the methods used to review and control capital expenditure projects.||KT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to facilitate active learning and to support students in achieving the learning outcomes.
The learning and teaching methods include:
• Weekly, one two-hour lecture incorporating class-room participation for better understanding.
• Weekly, one-hour tutorial sessions for solving problems to understand the contents covered in lectures.
• One-hour tutorial session specifically focus on the digital skills in daily business work.
• SurreyLearn discussion forums to address any issues related to the content, learning and teaching environment, and delivery of the module and/or specific topics.
• SurreyLearn will be used for delivering optional mock MCQ and short question examination, giving the participants an opportunity to get formative feedback.
• Utilizing SurreyLearn as the main pool of resources including lecture hand-outs, tutorial problems, mock exercise, and discussions. Besides using SurreyLearn as the main means of communication to establish resource efficiency and communicational effectiveness.
• Weekly office hours provided by lecturers
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.