Strategy for Finance (N1575)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

In this module, you use the knowledge and experience gained in your previous finance modules to look at the broader issues relating to the strategic direction of organisations.

You develop the skills and tools to analyse the competitive position and resources and capabilities of organisations, and use this analysis to make strategic recommendations. 

You learn: 

  • the different approaches to strategy
  • how choices are made between different approaches 
  • how strategies and structures are designed and implemented.


30%: Coursework (Project)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: