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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2021/2022

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
No such Code for pgprog: N1K017
No such Code for pgprog: N1KC17

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI4B715: SECURITY ANALYSIS (FT)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Not available in 2021/22
Tied to N1K017
Tied to N1KC17

Prerequisites

  • None.

Corequisites

  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.

Aims

  • Develop students' knowledge and understanding of key issues in security analysis at an advanced level.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with recent developments in the field of security analysis.
  • Offer students the opportunity to develop some key skills.

Content

  • Overview of Financial Markets.
  • Common Stocks: Technical analysis; Fundamental valuation and analysis.
  • Financial Statement Analysis.
  • Earnings Estimation and Forecasts.
  • Accounting Information and Stock Prices.
  • Asset Allocation and Index Models.
  • Fixed Income Securities: Analysis and valuation; Managing fixed income securities.
  • The Search for Value: Measuring the Company's Cost of Capital.
  • Derivative Security Analysis.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will have:
  • an advanced knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of some of the models used for analysing common stocks;
  • an advanced knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of some of the models used for analysing fixed income securities;
  • become familiar with recent empirical research and its applications in certain topics of security analysis.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will have:
  • practised problem solving and analytical skills as applied to areas of security analysis.
Key Skills:
  • Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; using initiative; computer literacy.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Learning outcomes will be met through a combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion, supported by guided reading. The written assignment will test students' understanding of relevant concepts and their ability to apply and interpret what they have learned to the analysis of a particular issue in depth.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops (a combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion) 28
Preparation and Reading 122
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written Assignment 4000 words maximum 100%

Formative Assessment:

None.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University