REMF22-Finance and Investment Project

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
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Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Prof Simon Andrew Stevenson

Email: s.a.stevenson@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
The aim of this module is to draw together the previous studies in property investment and finance. The module will further the student’s ability to utilise the knowledge, understanding and skills developed previously, especially in the topics of real estate finance, portfolio management and real estate investment, and integrate this knowledge through a project based upon an empirical analysis.

Aims:
The aim of this module is to draw together the previous studies in property investment and finance. The module will further the student’s ability to utilise the knowledge, understanding and skills developed previously, especially in the topics of real estate finance, portfolio management and real estate investment, and integrate this knowledge through a project based upon an empirical analysis.

Assessable learning outcomes:
-Identification of issues and problems to be solved and methods that are most appropriate to do so.
-Critical presentation and understanding of previous studies published in academic journals.
-Collection and evaluation of property market information.
-Critical selection and application of appropriate quantitative and analytical techniques.
-Written communication skills with other professionals, researchers and clients, showing both an academic and professional standard.


Additional outcomes:
-Independent learning and development of independent critical thinking.
-Better understanding of quantitative techniques immediately applicable to real-world problem solving sets.
-Improvement of transferable skills in identifying research questions and analytical methods.

Outline content:
The precise nature of the content of the project may change from year to year but will be constructed to address the outcomes listed above. The project will normally consist of a real estate based problem with finance, investment and/or portfolio management issues to be solved with tools, models and techniques used throughout the academic year. However students may also decide to learn new techniques and/or develop some further.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Project based problem with appropriate introductory group seminars and final feedback seminar and intermediary individual tutorial sessions.



Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 2 12
Guided independent study 18 40 228
       
Total hours by term 20.00 52.00 228.00
       
Total hours for module 300.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Dissertation 100

Other information on summative assessment:
Project Assignment 10,000 words (or equivalent) excluding all appendices and calculations

All word counts are for guidance only. Unless the specific requirement of an individual assignment states that the word limit is strict, then there is some discretion with the guide length.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
Not applicable.

Requirements for a pass:
The pass-mark for this module is 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:
Single Project Assignment which will achieve a maximum mark of 50. Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module's original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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