GRA 6233 Treasury Management

GRA 6233 Treasury Management

Course code: 
GRA 6233
Department: 
Accounting, Auditing and Business Analytics
Credits: 
6
Course coordinator: 
Kizkitza Biguri
Product category: 
Master
Portfolio: 
MSc in Business - Accounting and Business Control
Semester: 
2020 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

After completing this course, students will be able to understand the basic functioning of a Treasury Department in an organization, regardless of whether it is a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a large public company. This course covers part of the content of courses P2. Advanced Management Accounting and F3. Financial Strategy of the CIMA professional qualification as Chartered Global Management Accounting™.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The students will be able to identify the different types of treasury management instruments available along with their purpose, and will have an overview of the risks and challenges faced in the context of treasury management.

Learning outcomes - Skills

The student should also be able to apply the acquired knowledge to real-life treasury management problems and to critically evaluate the corporate policy decisions taken by real companies in real situations.

After completing this course, students will build and reinforce the following general competences: decision making, critical thinking, judgment, team work and communication and public-speaking skills.

General Competence

The student should critically reflect on treasury management’s role in society as a whole by evaluating the sustainability of a company’s liquidity actions and consequences (i.e. green finance, ethical considerations).

Course content

Topics covered include:

  1. Introduction to Corporate Treasury Management
  2. Liquidity Planning and managing cash
  3. Liquidity Planning and working capital management
  4. Liquidity Planning and short-term debt management
  5. Liquidity Planning and risk management
  6. Cross-border Treasury Management
  7. New trends in Treasury Management
Teaching and learning activities

Students will be asked to prepare some theoretical and/or practical material before the lecture every week. This material will be specified in the first day of class (Weekly Plan), so that students will know what they are supposed to prepare at home before coming to the lectures every week. Attending the lectures without preparing the material makes no sense. Then, during the lectures, students are expected to actively participate and to generate discussion in the different teaching activities (case/paper discussion, role-play, presentations, etc) and should be prepared to work in teams as part of the learning process. When cases are discussed during the lectures, students can expect to get a partial solution to the case when the discussion is over.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class.

This is a course with continuous assessment (several exam components) and one final exam code. Each exam component is graded by using points on a scale from 0-100. The components will be weighted together according to the information in the course description in order to calculate the final letter grade for the examination code (course). Students who fail to participate in one/some/all exam elements will get a lower grade or may fail the course. You will find detailed information about the point system and the cut off points with reference to the letter grades when the course starts.

At resit, all exam components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course.

Qualifications

All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have specific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation
Exam code:
GRA62331
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
40No -Group (3 - 5)A case study related to the content of the course will be provided to each group of students (4-5 students per group). The main goal of the project is that student address real life treasury management situations. All the content of the course can be a topic to be covered in the project. The case study will have some questions that students will have to address and will prepare a presentation with the “solution” to the case study. Note that, as in real life, there is not always a specific solution to a specific scenario/problem and thus, any solution is welcome as long as it is well-justified and it is related to the content of the course. The project content will be discussed in detail the first day of the course. Group size might change depending on class size.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Peer evaluation
Exam code:
GRA62331
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
20No 1 Day(s)Group ( 4 - 5) Peer evaluation Group size might change depending on class size.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA62331
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
40Yes1.5 Hour(s)
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Bilingual dictionary
Individual Written examination under supervision
Exams:
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (3-5)
Support materials:
Duration: -
Comment:A case study related to the content of the course will be provided to each group of students (4-5 students per group). The main goal of the project is that student address real life treasury management situations. All the content of the course can be a topic to be covered in the project. The case study will have some questions that students will have to address and will prepare a presentation with the “solution” to the case study. Note that, as in real life, there is not always a specific solution to a specific scenario/problem and thus, any solution is welcome as long as it is well-justified and it is related to the content of the course. The project content will be discussed in detail the first day of the course. Group size might change depending on class size.
Exam code: GRA62331
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Peer evaluation
Weight:20
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (4-5)
Support materials:
Duration: 1 Day(s)
Comment: Peer evaluation Group size might change depending on class size.
Exam code: GRA62331
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Bilingual dictionary
Duration:1.5 Hour(s)
Comment:Written examination under supervision
Exam code: GRA62331
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Continuous assessment
Grading scale: 
ECTS
Total weight: 
100
Sum workload: 
0

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.