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BU541A: ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOR EXECUTIVES (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Senior managers and executives are required to interface with accounting and finance staff and services on a frequent basis to understand and manage the strategic, monetary and performance dimensions of the organization. Operational performance, monetarisation challenges in global business, financial risk, fiscal regimes in international business, strategic partnerships and alliances, investment decisions and portfolio analysis are key areas that require understanding and decision-making in inter-professional and multi-cultural teams and contexts.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ian Robson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course stretches the thinking and financial understanding of senior managers who are operating at a strategic level. It focuses on key strategic decisions and the use of core financial and accounting models, concepts and rubrics in the following areas:

Fundamental concepts of Accounting

Evaluating Financial Performance

Working Capital Evaluation

Financial Planning Techniques

Long Term Investment Decisions

Capital Structure Decisions

Financial Risk Management

International Dimensions of Financial Planning and Risk


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralUnderstandUnderstand how managers make financial decisions in a world of uncertainty and imperfect information.
ProceduralAnalyseApply the tools and techniques used in managing financial risks.
ConceptualAnalyseAnalyse the factors affecting the capital structure and financing needs of a firm.

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