Mathematics

ECMM732 - Mathematics, Business and Finance Project (2018)

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MODULE TITLEMathematics, Business and Finance Project CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODEECMM732 MODULE CONVENERDr Frank Kwasniok (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 3
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This independent research project gives you the chance to showcase the skills you have developed throughout your degree programme. It consists of a piece of work exploring the application of mathematics in areas related to business and finance that you will choose yourself from a provided list. Using your independent learning skills, you will undertake the project individually, supervised by a member of staff. Projects will combine theory, modelling, computation and applications, including possible use of computer programmes and packages.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to engage you with business and finance applications and products. By taking this project module, you will expand on the knowledge you acquired in formal modules and strengthen your skills in research and report writing.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:


Module Specific Skills and Knowledge
1. work independently and creatively on a substantial piece of work in an area of the mathematics of relevance to business and finance, including also economics;
2. demonstrate a critical appreciation of their chosen specialised topic, appropriate in depth mathematical knowledge relating to that topic, and a mastery of the requisite analytical and numerical mathematical skills.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
3. appreciate the inter-relationships between this area and other fields of the mathematical sciences and evaluate the particular work in their project within that wider context;
4. engage with the applications of mathematics in business and finance.
Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:
5. exhibit enhanced skills in oral presentation, technical report writing, task management, independent research, problem formulation, use of IT, data interpretation and communication with non-mathematical experts in the science, especially in business and finance.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

This is specific to the project topic concerned.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 22.00 Guided Independent Study 278.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22  
Guided independent study 278  
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 90 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 10
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written report 90 Approximately 8,000 words 1,2,3,4,5 Written
Presentation 10   2,3,4,5, Written
         
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Coursework All Completed over summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

 

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 50% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

Texts will be made available by supervisors of projects.

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

 

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 28 February 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Mathematics; business; finance; project; modelling; computation; applications.