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This innovative degree programme is designed to meet the current and future needs of students and employers. It will ensure that you cultivate knowledge of business, risk, compliance and cyber security, whilst also developing your professional skills and personal behaviours, in order to achieve the CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.

Our apprenticeship builds upon our significant experience and reputation in delivering high quality work-based leadership and management programmes. It is designed for those wishing to enhance their career prospects through engaging in work-based learning.

Admission to this programme requires that you are employed as an apprentice and that your employer has signed an agreement with the University. If an agreement needs to be established please ask your employer to contact degree.apprenticeships@northumbria.ac.uk. An offer to join the course can only be made once agreement is in place.

This innovative degree programme is designed to meet the current and future needs of students and employers. It will ensure that you cultivate knowledge of business, risk, compliance and cyber security, whilst also developing your professional skills and personal behaviours, in order to achieve the CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.

Our apprenticeship builds upon our significant experience and reputation in delivering high quality work-based leadership and management programmes. It is designed for those wishing to enhance their career prospects through engaging in work-based learning.

Admission to this programme requires that you are employed as an apprentice and that your employer has signed an agreement with the University. If an agreement needs to be established please ask your employer to contact degree.apprenticeships@northumbria.ac.uk. An offer to join the course can only be made once agreement is in place.

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
5 years part-time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Department / Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK.

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Developed in collaboration with representatives from employers and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), this innovative degree programme meets the current and future needs of students and employers and will ensure that the apprentice develops the business, risk, compliance and cyber security knowledge, professional skills and personal behaviours required to achieve the CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance. 

Our apprenticeship builds upon our significant experience and reputation in delivering high quality work-based leadership and management programmes. Designed to integrate academic knowledge and the development of management practice through work-based reports and projects, and supporting apprentices in building portfolios of professional practice. Apprentices will:

  • Develop their personal and professional management and leadership competences, commercial acumen and digital literacy
  • Build future capability at all levels in your organisation
  • Drive innovation through the application of cutting-edge business knowledge to create performance improvements in your business.
  • Choose specialism between risk or compliance for final year of study. 

How does it work

In partnership with Northumbria University, your organisation will support the learner at work to achieve their apprenticeship. Whilst studying the apprentice will be required to work full-time (for at least 30 hours a week) in your workplace, and will be supported through learning at work, training and study to achieve the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.

The programme will be delivered over three - four years and learning will include a range of learning delivery options including block study, day release and work-based learning. Whilst timely face-to-face contact will be essential the learning and teaching materials will be available to all students remotely.

Both apprentice and their work place mentor will be supported by university staff throughout the programme. This will include access to a coaching skills workshop and online support materials for workplace mentors. Apprentices will also meet with their own manager/mentor and individual professional development coach at least four times each year.

There is also the opportunity to develop a customised programme for a large organisation or group of employers. This would enable us to contextualise the content, and offer a more flexible approach to programme design and delivery, to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

 

 

 

Fees and Funding

Apprentice Funding  

An apprentice has full-time employment status rather than student status.  Apprentices do not pay for training costs as these are covered by the employer, however please note apprentices are not entitled to apply for any Student Finance. 

Employers Funding 

Levy Payers:

Since April 2017 all employers with a payroll of over £3 million automatically pay an Apprenticeship Levy. The levy is set at a rate of 0.5% of the total pay bill minus a £15K allowance. Levy payments may be used by the employer within a 24-month period to cover apprenticeship training costs.

As a business paying the levy you will report to HMRC through the PAYE process. Once you have declared the levy to HMRC, you will be able to access funding for apprenticeships through a new apprenticeship service account. The online service account will give you the opportunity to select the apprenticeship programme, choose the training provider and advertise apprenticeship vacancies.

The Government will apply a 10% top‑up to the levy funds on apprenticeship training in England. The top-up monthly amount will be paid at the same time the funds enter your apprenticeship service account. That means for every £1 that enters your account to spend in England on apprenticeship training, you receive £1.10 in return.

Non‑levy Payers:

Employers with a salary bill of under £3m (such as many SMEs) are not subject to the levy and will be able to access funding to cover 90% (and in some cases 100%) of the cost of apprenticeship training and assessment. Northumbria University is pleased to announce that we have been awarded this government funding and so are able to offer places on all our programmes to non-levy paying employers, although these places may be limited in number.

Fees: 

To discuss the fees for this apprenticeship or to explore signing an agreement with the university please contact our Business Development team who will be happy to discuss options further with you. 

Email: degree.apprenticeships@northumbria.ac.uk 

Tel: 0191 227 3251

Recruitment Process

You will have complete control over whom you choose to support on the apprenticeship programme, assuming the candidates meet the academic entry requirements. Full details on the entry requirements for the Senior Compliance / Risk Specialist Apprenticeship can be found below. 

We can support your recruitment process and we also understand that you may have employees currently working within your organisation with relevant experience and potential and the Risk Specialist Higher Apprenticeships can be a great way of developing and retaining this talent. Therefore, we also offer a non-standard entry route for people who do not meet the standard qualification requirements, but who have relevant, sufficient work experience.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss our Senior Compliance / Risk Specialist Apprenticeship further please contact our Business Development team who will be happy to help.

Email: degree.apprenticeships@northumbria.ac.uk 

Tel: 0191 227 3251

Learning and teaching will based on a blended learning model which will include a range of learning delivery options comprising of learning sets, day release and work-based learning. Whilst timely face to face contact will be essential, the learning and teaching materials will be available to all students remotely.

You will study the core modules of the BA (Hons) Risk and Compliance course, with the option to customise your learning journey through three work-based learning modules and a work based project. These modules will allow you to agree an individual learning contract, which outlines an area of knowledge, or skill enhancement aligned to the development of your professional practice, and encourage the integration of applying academic learning for, through and at work.

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At Northumbria our teaching, research and impact on practice is internationally recognised through our many professional accreditations and excellent student satisfaction results.

Your apprenticeship will take place across both the University campus and your workplace. University based learning is provided by a team of our expert staff who draw on their professional and academic specialisms to support your learning. In the workplace, you will be supported by a mentor and colleagues to develop an in depth understanding of the day-to-day workings of the business.

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The Newcastle Business School is home to the cutting edge Bloomberg Trading Room which allows students to train and learn how to use real time and historical financial news and information. There is also the state-of-the-art Business Clinic which gives students the chance to interact with real companies working to solve real life problems via a consultancy project.

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The apprenticeship is combined with BA (Hons) Risk and Compliance, and is a research-rich, experientially focused award. The programme is developed and delivered by research-engaged academics and highly experienced business practitioners.

It will embed research tutored and research led activities into each module in order to develop your own research skills. This will enable you to carry out primary and secondary research in order to inform practice, as you will be solving real workplace problems which will be assessed in the final Work Based Project.

Research

Newcastle Business School (NBS) is the 8th most improved Business School in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) National Assessment.

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As you will be working throughout the course, the emphasis of the apprenticeship will be to improve your prospects within your organisation and shape you into a more valuable employee. The development of your portfolio of professional practice will encourage you to reflect, review and evidence your expanding range of professional development and achievements in the workplace. This will develop you into an independent thinker with ability to apply your knowledge to complex problems.

You may choose to seek peer support in discussing your future career development within your learning sets, and we would expect professional development conversations to take place as part of the ongoing tripartite meetings with your academic coach and workplace mentor.

The holistic approach to developing your intellectual capability and professional competence to understand, investigate and innovate will equip our graduates with the required attributes for a successful career in compliance and risk, including managing clients and leading teams within organisations.

Book an Open Day / Experience Risk and Compliance BSc

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Risk and Compliance. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Applicants should be employees or have access to organisational experience in order to enable them to apply theoretical concepts to their personal and professional experience.

The ability to benefit from Northumbria University programmes is assessed on a combination of academic and personal qualities which can be demonstrated in a number of ways.  Successful completion of a GCE or VCE Advanced level course of study (or some other equivalent qualification) is just one way.  Students who can in other ways demonstrate their ability to benefit from a Northumbria University programme, in particular mature students without formal qualifications will always be considered and are invited to contact the admissions tutor to discuss their application. 

UCAS Tariff Points:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including one or more of the following: 

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels 

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:

Distinction, Distinction, Merit 

Scottish Highers:

BBBCC - BBBBC at Higher level, CCC - BCC at Advanced Higher 

Irish Highers:

BBBBB  - ABBBB

IB Diploma:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level

Access to HE Diploma:

Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 18 credits at Distinction and 27 at Merit

Qualification combinations:

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A level.

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AF4024 -

Compliance and Ethics (Core, 20 Credits)

This module recognises the important role that ethics has in relation to the operation of law and compliance. The module is designed to enable students to begin to develop the knowledge, thinking skills and practical aptitudes in relation to compliance and ethics necessary to the successful further study of compliance and risk.

You will be encouraged to consider your own moral positions using case studies, both real and fictional, (e.g. lifeboat cannibalism, autonomy and end of life cases) to present you ethical dilemmas. Using Tutor led and group discussion you will begin to investigate both the basis of your ethical views and to deconstruct moral makeup: and consider challenging questions such as where does your moral sense originate? How do you make ethical judgements and to what extent are your actions guided by these judgements? These and other questions you will face include whether your moral sensibilities are a sufficient foundation for evaluating moral problems, making judgements and acting upon them – especially in consideration of your moral responsibilities to others.

Basic moral philosophical distinctions will be made between the nature of moral judgements and argument (e.g. are there any objective moral truths) and ethical principles (e.g. what does it mean to be a ‘good person’ and why?). A range of ethical stances will be examined and account taken of the historical development of ethical thought and its relation to law in particular areas e.g. insanity, marriage, children, homosexuality, animals.

Building on these ideas, the second part of the module will explore case studies using class debates, research tasks and films selected from the Muckle law film collection sessions. Wherever possible, contemporaneous events in the media will be incorporated to make the module content current.. Themes will include Criminal Justice, Human Rights and Freedom to resist the law, Equality, Medical and Scientific development (eg abortion, right to life and euthanasia )

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AF4025 -

Risk and Society (Core, 20 Credits)

This module is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the role business plays in modern society and how business risk can impact on society. You will examine the interrelationship between business, the law and the other social, cultural, economic and political elements that make up the society in which we live. You will consider the profound changes that have taken place in society over the last 200 years and understand how business has evolved to meet the changing risks, needs and values of that society. You will consider the relationship of business to those changes and assess whether businesses has been successful in keeping pace. So for example how well have businesses coped with the advance of human rights and civil liberties, or how far has business gone in controlling the internet and cyber-crime or cyber bullying.

The assessment will be through a portfolio of work that will be submitted at the end of the semester, this will include personal reflections and a mark for a group presentation.

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AF4026 -

Financial Decision Making (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn how financial information can be used to assist managers and external user groups in their decision making processes.

You will initially explore the motivations for entrepreneurial activity and techniques that can be used to appraise investment decisions.

Topic areas will include:

• Investment appraisal techniques (payback, accounting rate of return, net present value and internal rate of return)
• Practical aspects of investment appraisal (inflation and capital rationing)
• Risk and uncertainty

You will then examine how financial information can facilitate managers in making operational decisions in relation to planning and control.

Topic areas will include:

• Cost and revenue behaviour
• Break even analysis
• Costing (full and variable costing, activity-based costing and whole life-cycle costing)
• Budgeting and variance analysis
• Working capital management

Finally you will look at the informational needs of outside user groups, the nature of the information they are provided with, and how this information can be analysed and interpreted in order to enhance the effectiveness of their decision making.

Topic areas will include:

• The reporting frameworks and ethical principles that underpin financial reporting
• The nature of international financial reporting standards
• Format and content of the statement of profit or loss and statement of financial position
• Statements of cash flow
• Analysis and interpretation of financial statements using ratio analysis

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AF4027 -

Business Analysis for Decision Making (Core, 20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of quantitative analytical tools to support business decision making. The module is delivered to you using weekly lectures and IT workshops, the workshops principally concentrate of the development of your spreadsheet skills and interpretation of the analysis undertaken.

Within this module, you will cover nine main topics:

• Index numbers
• Linear programming
• Correlation and Regression;
• Time Series Analysis;
• Data Presentation
• Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
• Probability and the Normal Distribution
• Questionnaire Design and Sampling

The module will lead you to the development of basic analytical skills and confidence in handling numeric data using a spreadsheet. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of quantitative techniques for use in modelling, analysis and interpretation of business problems. You will become aware of the role of modelling as an aid to business problem solving. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of MS Excel as an aid to data analysis and the development of various business problem solving models.

On completing the module you will be able to select and apply the appropriate business techniques to support business problem solving in a variety of situations. You will have developed relevant IT skills to support the theoretical material introduced throughout the module. You will create, use and design appropriate spreadsheet models as well as use appropriate supporting software.

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AF4029 -

Experiential Learning 1 (Core, 20 Credits)

This module is designed to support you in developing and implementing a work based learning (WBL) plan for your individual continuing professional development (CPD). This will underpin your development as an independent and self-directed work-based learner and provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for you to outline and negotiate a detailed WBL plan to be implemented for, through and at work. The focus of your WBL plan should be on developing your compliance and risk competence and or knowledge in the context of the specific skills and or knowledge required to operate effectively within your particular sector or organisation. This could include a range of components including for example: work based training, online modules, work projects; secondary data based investigations, best practice and benchmarking reviews, credited CPD programmes, customised modules for your own organisation or programme. The WBL contract will be individually negotiated between yourself and your workplace and academic coaches, and approved by the module tutor.

Through engaging in the workshop sessions and the associated learning activities, you will develop your confidence and self-management as a work based learner, enhancing your personal planning skills and your abilities in transferring learning into improving your professional practice and working with others. The broad areas covered by this module include:

WBL Planning
WBL Objectives
Contracting a WBL Agreement
Approaches to WBL Transfer
WBL Evaluation and Review

Underpinned by theoretical concepts and models and providing opportunities for skills practice, you will develop your management knowledge and competence and demonstrate this through using opportunities within your workplace to develop and evidence your sector specific enhanced professional skills. This module will support you in creating a professional WBL development plan that will extend your sector/organisation knowledge and practice that will provide a foundation for support your future development on the programme.

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HR9411 -

Understanding organisations and management (Core, 20 Credits)

This module is intended to underpin the theories and approaches you will encounter in your future studies at Levels 5 and 6. It will provide you with an introduction to organisational behaviour, and the changing practices of organising and managing. This will support exploration of leadership and management styles; the dynamics and politics of personal interactions, power, and Influence. You will consider individual motivation, job satisfaction, and work engagement. You will gain a broad understanding of the influence of organisational and international cultures. This will include an appreciation of organisational ethics and values, and building rapport and trust.

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AF5024 -

English and European Legal Systems (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module, you will learn:

The definition, characteristics and effects of financial crimes such money laundering, corruption and bribery
National and international legal and regulatory requirements related to the combating of financial crime
Role and responsibilities regulators and regulated entities
Schemes used to commit financial crimes
Issues arising from the prosecuting of financial crime

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AF5025 -

Financial Crime – Regulation and Compliance (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module, you will learn:

The definition, characteristics and effects of financial crimes such money laundering, corruption and bribery
National and international legal and regulatory requirements related to the combating of financial crime
Role and responsibilities regulators and regulated entities
Schemes used to commit financial crimes
Issues arising from the prosecuting of financial crime

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AF5026 -

Judgement and Decision Making (Core, 20 Credits)

Little affects our lives more than the quality of the decisions we make. In a business context, effective decision making is likely to have a significant impact on the performance of an organisation and managers are responsible for not only the quality of their own decisions, but also for influencing and managing the environment in which others make decisions.

On this module you will learn about the importance of decision-making and the type of information which can be used to support decision makers. This will involve studying techniques which can be used to evaluate business projects, as well as considering how cognitive and behavioural influences may impact on judgement and decision making.

In addressing these issues the topics you will study will be drawn from the following themes:

• The importance of the decision-making process in organisational performance.
• Relevant information to support decision making
• Using financial models to inform business decisions.
• The implications of risk and uncertainty for decision making.
• Behavioural and cognitive influences on judgement and decision making

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AF5027 -

Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn the key aspects of the regulations, ethics and law that define the ‘rules’ for finance, and the main financial instruments that are used, including; Money market instruments, Bonds, Equities, Foreign exchange and Insurance. You will draw from a range of historical case studies to see how regulation within the financial system has transformed. You will be encouraged to discussed and critique the latest regulation changes using academic literature to back up your arguments.
You will learn about these instruments in the context of the worldwide markets in which they are traded as well as the principal institutions that use these instruments and that trade them worldwide. To apply the knowledge acquired in this module, you will be using real-time financial information. Therefore throughout the module you will be required to keep up to date with the latest developments within the financial markets to enable you to contribute to this module.

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AF5028 -

International Finance and Responsible Management (Core, 20 Credits)

This module is designed for students to develop an understanding of the key aspects of corporate financial theory and practice. The module covers the core aspects of raising capital and determining financing, though to investing capital in major corporate decisions, and finally returning value to shareholders.

Specifically you will study in the module; Sustainable Value Management, Stock Market Efficiency, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Portfolio Theory, International Cost of Capital, Capital Structure Decisions, Dividend Policy, Corporate Valuation and International Merger & Acquisition activity.

The module has a focus on business responsibility of all of those areas, concentrating on professional codes of conduct in areas such as the banking industry, accounting and similar finance areas, and the types of dilemmas that graduates could face in professional practice. This module will develop you as a critical and reflective practitioner. In the module you will become more aware of the issues that responsible businesses face when attempting to implement financial concepts and theories into practice.

On completion of this module you will have produced a reflective learning journal (in the form of a Blog) based on your evaluation of theory to real world scenarios. As part of that journal will have watched and reflected on appropriate financial documentaries and movies which explore responsible financial management issues. Finally you will be apply your academic knowledge to a real world case and be able to critically evaluate the tensions between the financial academic theories as a responsible business attempts to maximise shareholder wealth.
Critically evaluate the tensions between the financial academic theories as a responsible business attempts to maximise shareholder wealth.

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AF5029 -

Experiential Learning Module 2 (Core, 20 Credits)

This module continues to support you in developing and implementing a work based learning (WBL) plan for your individual continuing professional development (CPD) and follows on from your stage one module. This will deepen and extend your development as an independent and self-directed WB learner and provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for you to outline and negotiate a detailed WBL plan to be implemented for, through and at work. The focus of your WBL plan should be on developing further your compliance and risk competence and or knowledge in the context of the specific skills and or knowledge required to operate effectively within your particular sector or organisation. You could review and build upon the WBL plan agreed in the previous module to extend and deepen the scope and or focus of your sectoral professional knowledge and practice. Alternatively, you should also consider formulating a plan that supports you in exploring an area of sector and or organisational specific knowledge or practice that may provide the initial groundwork for informing the potential focus of your final year work based project. This could include a range of components including for example: work based training, online modules, work projects, secondary data based investigations, best practice and benchmarking reviews, credited CPD programmes, customised modules for your own organisation or programme.

Through engaging in the workshop sessions and the associated learning activities, you will develop your confidence and self-management as a work based learner, enhancing your personal planning skills and your abilities in transferring learning into improving your professional practice and working with others.

Underpinned by theoretical concepts and models and providing opportunities for skills practice, you will develop your management knowledge and competence and demonstrate this through using opportunities within your workplace to develop and evidence your sector specific enhanced professional skills. This module will support you in creating a WBL plan that will extend your sector/organisation knowledge and practice that will provide a foundation for supporting your future development on the programme.

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AF6003 -

Banking Risk 1 (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module, you will learn and examine the banking risk faced by banks and financial institutions. This module takes you through the specific areas of credit and market risks within the context of the relevant regulatory framework (The Basel Accords) and draws on case study material provided by high profile banks and financial institution. You will be expected to develop an understanding of the nature of credit and market risks, its measurement models and management issues. The module will cover:
• A typology of risk in banking and financial institutions- definitions, types, and its importance. Discussion on certainty, risk and uncertainty.
• The nature and significance of market risk
• Measuring market risk through Value-at-Risk (VaR) models (variance-covariance, historical simulation and Monte-Carlo simulation models), back-testing, stress-testing, bootstrapping, expected shortfall and other regulatory models.
• Market risk regulatory framework using the Basel Accords.
• Credit decision making and credit risk in consumer and industrial loans.
• Measuring credit risk through credit scoring models, credit VaR models (Creditmetrics, Creditrisk+).
• Credit risk regulatory framework using the Basel Accords.
• Counterparty Credit Risk (CCR) in derivatives and credit valuation adjustment (CVA).

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AF6007 -

Banking Risk 2 (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module, you will examine the interest rate, liquidity and operational risks face by banks and financial institutions. You will also learn the measurement and management aspects of these banking risks with the help of case studies within the banking and finance institutions. Further, a key aspect of the module is to determine why an effective fraud risk assessment framework is essential to the banking and financial institutions. You will be developing and communicating an effective fraud risk assessment framework. Prominent real life financial disasters would also be examined to demonstrate how these issues can impact upon banking and financial institutions. The module will cover:
• Interest rate risk- the level and movement of interest rates, the sources of interest rate risk, the risk and term structure of interest rates.
• Interest rate risk measurement models- repricing gap, maturity and duration models. Regulatory requirements and Asset-Liability Management.
• Liquidity risk- sources, measurement models. The Basel 3 regulations on liquidity risk management.
• Operational risk- sources, measurement models. Regulatory implications and operational risk management.
• Fraud risk assessment and execution. Managing fraud risk and misconduct in global and digital banking environment.

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AF6024 -

Businesses and Fraud Identification (Core, 20 Credits)

The module will cover all of the major methods employees use to commit occupational fraud. At the end of this module you will- Critically evaluate the nature and extent of occupational fraud
- Develop knowledge of various fraud schemes
- Develop the knowledge and skills to assess how to combat such fraudulent conduct
- Develop the appropriate skills to assess fraud and take appropriate action.

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AF6027 -

Work-Based Project (Core, 40 Credits)

This module provides an opportunity for you to investigate into a work-related issue, practicing research skills through engaging in a research project. Through studying this module you will develop a wide range of inter-personal, intellectual and practical (functional) skills. You will increase your awareness of the workplace as a learning environment and enhance your individual effectiveness and employability, whilst also contributing to the organisation’s development and effectiveness through change.

The project will draw upon your learning across the programme: to identify a business, management or leadership issue relevant to your organisation and design and conduct an appropriate investigation into this issue. The project will focus on a work-based issue and develop your skills in:

• the diagnosis of problems
• identifying project objectives
• project planning
• project management
• development of strategies to address problems
• data collection
• data analysis
• addressing ethical issues in research
• drawing supportable conclusions from data analysis
• limitations of the research process
• presentation techniques

You will be expected to demonstrate that appropriate ethical, commercial confidentiality and data protection issues are taken into consideration from an organisational, individual perspective by adhering to University Ethical Guidelines. Furthermore you will also engage in reflection on the learning derived from carrying out the project.

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AF6029 -

Reflective Practice (Core, 20 Credits)

This module continues to support you in developing and implementing a work based learning (WBL) plan for your individual continuing professional development (CPD) and follows on from your stage one and stage two experiential learning modules. This will deepen and extend your development as an independent and self-directed WB learner and provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for you to outline and negotiate a detailed WBL plan to be implemented for, through and at work. The focus of your WBL plan should be on developing further your compliance and risk competence and or knowledge in the context of the specific skills and or knowledge required to operate effectively within your particular sector or organisation. You could review and build upon the WBL plan agreed in the previous modules to extend and deepen the scope and or focus of your sectoral professional knowledge and practice. Alternatively, you should also consider formulating a plan that supports you in exploring an area of sector and or organisational specific knowledge or practice that may provide the initial groundwork for informing the potential focus of your final year work based project. This could include a range of components including for example: work based training, online modules, work projects, secondary data based investigations, best practice and benchmarking reviews, credited CPD programmes, customised modules for your own organisation or programme.

Through engaging in the workshop sessions and the associated learning activities, you will develop your confidence and self-management as a work based learner, enhancing your personal planning skills and your abilities in transferring learning into improving your professional practice and working with others.

Underpinned by theoretical concepts and models and providing opportunities for skills practice, you will develop your management knowledge and competence and demonstrate this through using opportunities within your workplace to develop and evidence your sector specific enhanced professional skills. This module will support you in creating a WBL plan that will extend your sector/organisation knowledge and practice that will provide a foundation for supporting your future development on the programme.

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