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IB554A: ACCOUNTING FOR FINANCE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19


Course Overview

Financial experts across the world depend upon a team of professionals to provide them with knowledge and specialised information. A key member of this team is the accountant. Understanding the framework of accounting principles means you develop skills and knowledge essential to becoming a skilled leader in finance. This course begins by introducing you to a broad picture of the corporate world. We quickly move to a discussion about financial statements and corporate performance helping our understanding of the critical roles played by accountants. Thereafter, we examine important concepts in detail; including, the time value of money, understanding value, understanding risk and capital budgeting. Throughout our discussions we will be using real world accounting examples to consolidate our knowledge and understanding of this important relationship.

Course Details

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

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Financial experts across the world depend upon a team of professionals to provide them with knowledge and specialised information. A key member of this team is the accountant. Understanding the framework of accounting principles means you develop skills and knowledge essential to becoming a skilled leader in finance. This course begins by introducing you to a broad picture of the corporate world. We quickly move to a discussion about financial statements and corporate performance helping our understanding of the critical roles played by accountants. Thereafter, we examine important concepts in detail; including, the time value of money, understanding value, understanding risk and capital budgeting. Throughout our discussions we will be using real world accounting examples to consolidate our knowledge and understanding of this important relationship.


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Online feedback will be provided to students adhering to the Institutional Framework for the Provision of Feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Multiple choice tests

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

report-based assessment capped at d3

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Online feedback will be provided to students adhering to the Institutional Framework for the Provision of Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionEvaluateAn understanding of social and civic responsibilities, and of the rights of individuals and groups
ReflectionEvaluateAn awareness and appreciation of ethical and moral issues
ReflectionEvaluateAn intellectual curiosity and a willingness to question accepted wisdom and to be open to new ideas
ReflectionEvaluateA capacity for independent, conceptual and creative thinking;
ReflectionEvaluateA capacity for attentive exchange, informed argument and reasoning
ReflectionEvaluateA breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills beyond their chosen discipline(s);
ReflectionEvaluateA capacity for problem identification, the collection of evidence, synthesis and dispassionate analysis
ReflectionEvaluateIn-depth and extensive knowledge, understanding and skills at internationally-recognised levels in their chosen discipline(s)
ReflectionEvaluateA contextual understanding of past and present knowledge and ideas

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