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Module code: MANM541

Module Overview

The Applied Cases in International Finance module aims to help students to develop an understanding of the process involved in successfully analysing case information to complete an international finance-related project. The module enables students to understand real-life, complex, multi-layered, multinational issues and synthesise appropriate information while preparing an analysis on a case. It facilitates the independent learning process and provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to articulate findings in a structured report format.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code:

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 90

Lecture Hours: 20

Seminar Hours: 10

Guided Learning: 10

Captured Content: 20

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes, but not exhausted to, international cases in:

  • Corporate Governance

  • Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Financial Misconduct

  • Ownership and Control

  • Collusion

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Individual Coursework 100

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the achievements of the module¿s learning outcomes.

Summative assessment

The assessment consists of a summative individual written essay and is designed to capture a holistic learning acquired in all the topics and to assess the student's ability to comprehend and critically discuss the relevant theoretical concepts in relation to the case contexts.

Formative assessment and feedback

Seminars provide a platform of frequent feedback in the topics covered preparing, thus, the student for their success in the final essay. Additionally, the module offers a platform for students to give and receive feedback via SurreyLearn. Finally, weekly student feedback and consultation hours aim to provide additional feedback and assist students with the workload.

Module aims

  • Introduce fundamentals of analysing financial cases and enable students to effectively present their analysis.
  • Highlight relevant internal and external factors related to an international financial case and discuss their importance, severity and impact.
  • Apply theoretical application to a case context to support students¿ analysis or recommendations.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Critically apply a structured approach to analysing an international financial case CKPT
002 Conduct appropriate research to position the understanding of an international topic in finance in a wider business context CPT
003 Use a range of relevant and appropriate tools/frameworks to analyse the topic/problem CKPT
004 Flex the style and contents of the analysis considering different expectations of relevant stakeholders CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The teaching and learning strategy for this module is designed to encourage students to critically think about different stages of report writing and to engage in sharing insights on possible implications of the recommendations, presented with appropriate justification.

The teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars, independent learning, and self-reflection. Specifically, the lectures intend to introduce theories with support materials and reinforcement covering the relevant topics. In seminars, students will undertake interactive exercises such as group discussions and/or presentations in order to demonstrate the application of theory, team-working, professionalism, confidence, and communication skills. It is expected that students will conduct wide readings, work with peers on the development of the group presentation, individual research, and reflective review in their independent learning. Formative feedback will be provided to students during these interactive sessions.

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.

Reading list
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Other information

Global and Cultural Capabilities: In this module, students are familiarised with how global financial system works. They, then, apply these concepts to analyse international finance-related cases from all over the world. The module is taught in an interactive and collaborative way, in a cohort that commonly represents a wealth of nationalities and backgrounds. Students are encouraged to engage with, and learn from, diverse perspectives through interaction and teamwork. The final individual assignment allows students to engage with diverse global perspective and apply them in a real-life, multi-layered, multinational issue.

Digital Capabilities: Students conduct their numerical analysis using excel. They use word processing and reference generating software to prepare case report. The use of these digital software aids the development of finance related modelling and enhance their digital capabilities.

Employability: The module provides a variety of tasks and authentic assessments that mimic professional life. Key to this, students develop the ability to critically evaluate the problem at hand, interact with their group members, and present their findings. As a result, students develop and enhance the interpersonal and professional skills.

Resourcefulness & Resilience (R&R): Students will develop attributes such as confidence, adaptability, self-regulation, self-efficacy, problem solving and decision-making abilities, through interacting in their groups, engaging with their group members, and presenting their findings in front of audience. Students solve problems as well as critically analyse the solutions, thereby fostering an openness to different perspectives and developing their own viewpoint.

Sustainability: Students discuss integration of global financial market and how the integration has helped grow awareness and capabilities to foster equitable societies. Students explore sustainability in the form of sustainable investment/financing, decent economic growth, industry innovation and responsible production.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
International Corporate Finance MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Investment Management MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
International Financial Management MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

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 2024/5 academic year.