MAN-30064 - Analysing Company Performance ISP
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

Accounting Combined Honours (Level 6)
Accounting and Finance Single Honours (Level 6)
Finance Combined Honours (Level 6)


Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

The module introduces students to the analysis of company performance using real time information from the Bloomberg trading platform. The module will familiarize students with techniques in performance measurement, and will evaluate their use, using data from Bloomberg. The module provides students with hands-on experience of analysing company performance and will familiarize students with the industry standard software for company analysis.

Aims
The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to explore company performance issues and techniques in business scenarios, through case study learning using the Bloomberg trading platform. The module introduces students to practical case studies in performance management and equips students with the tools to analyse case studies to enable an understanding of the role of company performance performance in planning, setting, and monitoring strategic objectives.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Critically apply accounting information as a manager, by applying managerial accounting techniques in relevant case studies: 1,2
Use external databases such as the Bloomberg trading platform to retrieve information that makes informed decisions on the design, monitoring and control of a performance management system: 1,2
Identify the benefits and limitations of company performance for a given case/scenario: 1,2
Critically review performance information identifying similarities and differences across firms in same industry: 1,2
Demonstrate knowledge of decision making techniques, and their assumptions and limitations in interpreting the implications of the results in case studies: 1,2

Study hours

24 hours lectures and tutorials/workshops
126 hours independent study

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Individual Report weighted 60%
3,000-word report based upon case studies
3,000-word report exploring and analysing company performance using Bloomberg trading platform data

2: Group Presentation weighted 40%
Group presentation
Group presentation (10 to 15 minutes duration) reviewing the performance of your allocated company using a range of models and information sources (Bloomberg).