Learning & teaching
You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, case studies and both individual and group presentations. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.
Aston University has subscriptions to both the Financial Times and The Economist, which you can benefit from whilst studying here.
The taught modules are assessed predominantly through examinations complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the valuation project.
You will acquire skills in the following areas: giving presentations; team working; report writing; negotiation and IT skills.
On successful completion of the course you are expected to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of valuation techniques used in financial markets
- Understand how to trade financial securities
- Understand strategic decision-making within a financial context
- Be able to employ risk management techniques
- Use financial statements to analyse financial performance
- Understand the international influences of finance.
Dr Antonios Kassanis
Antonios joined Aston Business School in September 2012, having previously taught at the University of Birmingham for a number of years. His teaching experience within the Finance curriculum includes courses in International Finance, Foreign Exchange Markets, International Investments and Econometrics with Financial Applications. His research interests currently lie in the fields of Financial Economics and International Finance.