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BU5070: ACCOUNTING REPORTING (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Understanding why financial information is needed, how it has been put together, how it is presented and then used is critical for all managers and for those interested in assessing corporate performance. The course covers the foundations of accounting very briefly, focusing firstly on the financial statements, their meaning and interpretation; secondly on the reporting and use of accounting information within the organisation. The course aims to equip the finance-savvy manager, not turn them into an accountant.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Mark Whittington

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

Understanding why financial information is needed, how it has been put together, how it is presented and then used is critical for all managers and for those interested in assessing corporate performance. The course covers the foundations of accounting very briefly, focusing firstly on the financial statements, their meaning and interpretation; secondly on the reporting and use of accounting information within the organisation. The course aims to equip the finance-savvy manager, not turn them into an accountant.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University week10
  • 5 Lectures during University week11

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: multiple choice test (20%); report (80%).

Resit: 1005 assignment - mix report based components.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

From formative assessments during the delivery week and following the group presentation. Two sessions in the assessment week will allow students to get feedback on their work and on their ideas as they are being developed. Feedback from the multiple chocie test will help students prepare for the main assessment.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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