Financial and Business Systems

First year module

Lecturer: Thomas Allen

The first part of this course concentrates on financial institutions and markets, financial instruments (bonds, shares, and derivatives) and financial decision making. The second half presents a number of models, framework and insights for the better understanding of people of organisations. It combines brief introductory lectures on the main topics with an element of guided self-study and web-based learning.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this modules the student will be able to: 

  • understand the key features of major financial instruments; 
  • understand organisations and management of business organisations, including financial decision making.