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BU5031: ACCOUNTING (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Students will gain an understanding of what financial information is for and how it is controlled by government, the stock exchanges and other institutions. Students will explore financial accounting assumptions and conventions. They will develop their technical knowledge and skills to enable them to record business transactions and prepare financial statements. Finally, students will be introduced to financial statement analysis and the calculation of key metrics. This will allow them to explore how accounting information is used by stock market participants and the impact on users of current developments and issues in accounting practice, governance and standards.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Lindsay Tibbetts

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

  • One of MSc (Econ) in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Studied) or Master Of Science In International Finance (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or Master Of Science In International Finance (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Accounting and Finance (Studied)
  • 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

This course introduces theoretical concepts in accounting and develops knowledge in the practice of accounting. Relevant contemporary issues in financial accounting are analysed and discussed.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Support Tutorial during University weeks 10, 12
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 9, 13, 15, 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Course work (40%); essay 2000 words (20%) & in class test (20%), written examination (60%).

Resit: 100% on 2 x hour written examination

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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