Financial Management introduces the role of the financial manager and focuses on the key issues surrounding investment, financing and distribution decisions.
As a first introduction to finance, specifically, this covers the identification, appraisal and evaluation of investment opportunities in the context of shareholder wealth maximization, the sources of finance available and the markets they trade in. The issues of risk identification, measurement and evaluation is also explored in this module.
This module is designed to introduce the principles and methods for statistical and econometric modeling. It provides students with the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of using econometrics software packages that are essential for students who wish to pursue further studies or a professional career in economics, finance or related disciplines. Real-world data can be used in this module to help students to develop problem-solving skills.
The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of macroeconomic theory and macroeconomic policies which are crucial for efficient functioning of an economy. Students have the chance to examine thoroughly macroeconomic theories and policies of a market economy in both closed and open economy contexts.
In order to conceptualise at the level of the macroeconomy, this course provides students with the opportunity to develop the tools of modern macroeconomic theory in the context of the global economy and aims to explain the determination of aggregate output; of employment and prices; the tools of monetary and fiscal policy used by governments to fight inflation and unemployment and to promote growth in the economy.
The aim of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a theoretical underpinning for the final level economics modules. The module examines the theory of the consumer behaviour, the theory of the firm, and the action of firms in differing market structures. The module ends with an analysis of general equilibrium. The module emphasises the use of diagrams and reasoning in the analysis of microeconomic problems and solutions that affects consumers, producers and policy-makers.
In the last couple of decades the banking industry was at the heart of dramatic changes, including deregulation, financial innovation and globalization. This module is designed to examine these developments and their effects on the banking sector. The module continues by providing students with the opportunity to analyse contemporary issues in banking that emerged as responses to these global developments. These issues include the provision of credit and in particular credit rationing, securitization of debt, and competition and mergers in the banking sector.
This modules is designed to analyse inequality and poverty from an economic perspective. Key topics include: the measurement of inequality and poverty using socio-economic data, changes in poverty and inequality over time, the causes and consequences of high economic inequality, policies for combating poverty.
This module is designed to make students aware of international financial markets and institutions. The need for financial markets and institutions is the underlying scope of the module and students have the opportunity to investigate this importance for their own countries.
The module is designed to provide an overview of the development of political economy and its evolution into the subject of economics from the 18th Century onward. It seeks to introduce key figures in the history of economics and their classic texts, and through giving students an opportunity to develop an understanding of the historical contexts in which they developed their ideas, aims to enable the concepts and models used in other economics modules to be analysed more thoroughly.
Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students.
The optional year is intended to:
- enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience;
- facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development;
- enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility.
This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the University’s approved partner institutions.
During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering.
Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process.
Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.
The Lincoln Award is an achievement framework designed to support, enhance and recognise extra-curricular activity to broaden the participative aspect of student experiences and enhance employability. This is run in conjunction with the Student’s Union and the Career’s Service. The award is tailored for each subject and every student is guided through the award by recommendations from the student's College Careers Advisor.
The award is open to all students currently studying at the University of Lincoln. They can start the award at any point and must complete it before graduation. However, here it is made a compulsory element and is expected to be completed before the end of level two.
This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation.
It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.