Module Catalogues

Advances in Finance

Module Title Advances in Finance
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEMS

Aims and Fit of Module

This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key concepts and theories in investment management, especially in relation to private equity, industry funds, wealth management, asset securitization and financial product innovation. Through both classroom and experiential learning within a Chinese private equity company the module provides students with an opportunity to develop the practical problem-solving and analysis skills, professional skills, and leadership capabilities needed to take on roles as managers in the finance industry or related sectors, especially in a China context.

Learning outcomes

A Identify knowledge of wealth management, asset securitization, financial product innovation and investment management in China.
B Assess financial problems as they arise in practical real-world situations.
C Examine recent regulations, reforms and developments in financial markets affect the practice and management of finance-related activities in China and beyond.
D Demonstrate skills in reflection on the relationship between theory and professional practice.

Method of teaching and learning

This module is carried out in three stages. Firstly, initial classroom teaching and learning, which usually takes place over three weeks at the start of the summer period on campus. This normally takes the form of 6 hours of seminars and 2 hours of tutorial each of the three weeks. At the end of this phase, students typically complete their Group Case Study assessment. Secondly, an industrial Field Study Placement, which is full-time and usually lasts for four weeks. This takes place in a company normally immediately after the learning and teaching first stage. The companies are all approved by XJTLU in advance. Each company supplies a mentor and trainer for students on the Placement. Mentors and trainers provide structured input and industry-related training throughout the Placement, for a minimum of 15 hours of tutorial input. During the Placement, students keep regular learning and experience logs, which provide evidence for their assessment portfolio. The third stage follows the Placement and is when students complete their assessment portfolio.