FE5051 - Corporate Financial Services Strategy (2018/19)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2018/19, but may be subject to modification|
|Module title||Corporate Financial Services Strategy|
|Module level||Intermediate (05)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||Guildhall School of Business and Law|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2018/19||
The module focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of corporate strategy in financial services organisations. It explores organisational strategy, motivation, groups, organisational culture and leadership. The module provides an opportunity to develop a range of employability skills understanding employment opportunities in the industry.
All areas focus on Financial Services specific issues
· Theories and concepts relating to corporate business strategy: LO3
· External and internal business environment
· Organisational structure
· Organisational culture: classification and development
· International culture
· Management and leadership styles
· Motivation and performance
· Groups: development, composition, and conflict LO1
· Problem identification and corporate solutions LO2
- Management of change
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
The balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity within the module is indicated in the section below.
Scheduled learning and teaching comprises face-to-face contact hours consisting of weekly 2-hour lectures and 1-hour seminars.
Seminars will provide an opportunity to practice generic employability skills and demonstration of discipline specific knowledge and understanding. Formative feedback will be given in seminars on the outcome of diagnostic tests and class exercises.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate personal responsibility and decision making within a group context, and develop personal and professional attributes within the context of qualities and transferable skills necessary for financial services and personal development, lifelong learning and employment, including information management, autonomy, self-evaluation and communication.
2. Identify problems that may arise within financial services organisations, and suggest solutions with knowledge of current practice within the industry
3. Analyse corporate strategy and management theory, applying appropriate concepts to financial services organisations within the changing business environment.
Diagnostic assessment will take place on a weekly basis in class to develop analytical and communication skills.
Students will be required to submit an individual written report of 2000 words (50%) in week 12. This will assess their ability to demonstrate written communications skills and analyse corporate strategy and management theory, applying appropriate concepts to financial services organisations within the changing business environment. Summative and formative feedback will be provided after the submission of the report. Written feedback will be provided to students from the tutor. Students will have the opportunity to discuss this directly with the tutor.
Ten-minute group presentations in week 14-15 (50%) will assess communication skills and group working within the context of discipline specific content and employability skills explored in the module. Students will also receive formative feedback from peers and the tutor after the delivery of the presentation.
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