Recent Question/Assignment

Business Financial Markets
Assessment Brief
2014-15
Tutor:
Mallika Devi

Unit Leader: Dr S Rasaratnam
Email:syamarlah.rasaratnam@beds.ac.uk

Assessment 1: in-class assessments (40%)
Final review meeting (viva/presentation): Wednesday 11th March 2015
Report submission (Turnitin): Friday 13th March 2015
Introduction
The first assessment consists of series of in-class activities. You will be required to show your weekly work to date to your tutor for formative feedback and on-going guidance. Every week your tutor will provide guidance on:
- Selecting BFM topic of your interest
- How to improve your work to date
- How to resolve any problems you face
- Where to obtain resources required
Your final submission of the work should consist of:
- Report on your selected topic
- Presentation slides, handouts such as brochures, pamphlets, leaflets and posters (A3)
- Answers to the questions given for your topic by your tutor
- Appendix
During the final review meeting you are required to present your final work in front of your class.
Marking Scheme:
Report 40%
Supporting documents 30%
Question & Answers 10%
Overall Presentation 10%
Weekly progress (attendance) 10%
This is two hour workshop. It is an open book in-class activity where the students can bring all their notes. This is an individual assessment. You may use your labtop/ipad/notpad for this assessment. You may choose one of the topics from the schedule of teaching:
1. Capital structure
2. Investment appraisal Techniques
3. Takeover and mergers
4. Internal and External Risk Management
5. Management of Working Capital
6. Motivation for International Investment
7. Constituents of Financial Markets
8. Delisting of Companies from Stock Market
9. Functions of Financial Markets
10. Equity Finance
11. Dividend Policy
12. The Role of information in Capital Markets
13. Debt and Hybrid Finance
14. Portfolio analysis; risk and return in financial markets
15. Financial intermediation and financial markets
16. Financial institutions
17. Monetary policy and interest rate determination
18. Domestic and international money markets
19. Domestic and international bond markets
20. Capital Asset Pricing Model
21. Stock Markets and Equities
22. The Efficiency of Financial Markets
23. The Foreign Exchange Markets
24. Theories of Exchange Rate Determinations
25. Financial Futures
26. Options and Option pricing
27. Swap markets
28. Financial innovations and the credit crunch
29. Regulation of the financial sector
30. Corporate Governance
Any student who had failed to complete the assessment are required to consult mitigation team. Your tutor will not be able to help you in these situations. If you require extension for any part of the in-class activity, then please consult the mitigation team at SiD.
Good Luck
MBA Teaching team

General Marking Scheme:
An excellent pass: In addition to the criteria for a good pass (below), an excellent essay will demonstrate:
• comprehensive and accurate coverage of the area;
• critical, balanced and well-informed evaluation;
• clarity of argument and expression;
• the introduction of new ideas, creativity, and independent thought;
• transfer and integration of models, ideas and information from a range of sources;
• depth of insight into theoretical issues;
• originality of exposition or treatment.
A good pass: A good pass essay will:
• be generally accurate and well-informed;
• show some evidence of a wide range of reading utilising primary sources;
• show clear understanding of the material;
• show an ability to evaluate the material, although this may be derivative;
• demonstrate the ability to analyse;
• be reasonably comprehensive;
• directly address the question;
• be clearly presented in a concise manner;
• be well organised and logically structured ;
A clear pass: A clear pass essay may demonstrate:
• generally sound work but with a number of notable errors or omissions;
• general accuracy, although with some omissions and errors;
• an adequate answer to the question, although with less evidence of wide-ranging reading;
• a strong answer to a related question, but not the one set;
• only limited development of arguments;
• only limited analysis and interpretation of presented material;
• clear presentation.
A bare pass: A bare pass is likely to include a number of significant errors and/or omissions. A bare pass essay may:
• fail to answer the question directly;
• miss key points of information;
• contain important inaccuracies;
• show only sparse coverage and analysis of relevant material;
• fail to support arguments with adequate evidence/meaning unclear.
A marginal fail (E: 4): This is unsatisfactory work with serious errors or omissions. Specifically it may:
• contain very little appropriate material;
• show some evidence of relevant reading but provide only cursory coverage with numerous errors, omissions or irrelevancies;
• be disorganised;
• contain much inappropriate material;
• lack any real argument.
A clear fail: Work of a very poor standard with little relevant information constitutes fail and “nothing of merit” constitutes a fail as well. A clear fail essay is likely to:
• show a profound misunderstanding of basic material;
• show a complete failure to understand the question or anything related to it;
• provide totally inadequate information;
• be an incoherent or inappropriate submission.