Introduction To Finance, Investments And Institutions

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction To Finance, Investments And Institutions

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Finance, Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Short Description

    This is an introductory course that assumes no prior knowledge of finance or accounting. This course is specifically designed to familiarise students with essentials of financial management and investment and introduce them to how financial markets work.


    Lectures: 10 x 2 hours of Lectures

    Tutorials: 7 x 1 hour Tutorial

    Course Aims

    This course aims to provide an introduction to the basic concepts and terminologies in financial management and investments and to provide a deeper understanding on how financial markets work. It aims to cover theory and principles which are essential to taking better and informed financial and investment decisions within the dynamic business environment.

    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

    On the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

    1) Explain both theoretical and practical roles of financial management in any business corporation.

    2) Assess firms' financial health using various quantitative and qualitative techniques and analysis.

    3) Recognise the importance of the timing of cash flows in decision-making.

    4) Critically analyse various investment appraisal techniques available to financial managers for making better investment decisions.

    5) Explain how various financial markets work and what are the different types of financial market instruments available to financial managers.

    Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

    Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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