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BU502B: ACCOUNTING REPORTING AND STRATEGIC ANALYSIS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This module is designed to develop students understanding and skills in key areas of accounting and finance. It starts from interpreting financial statements to use financial information in short-term and long-term decision making. It enables the practical application of key concepts of strategic analysis and gives a broader breadth of experience and cross-fertilisation of ideas across industries and management disciplines.

Course Details

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

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

  • MSc In International Business And Finance
  • 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 develops students’ ability to calculate and interpret key financial ratios based financial reports. It equips students with the knowledge and understand of how companies are financed and evaluated and the apply strategic analysis within an industry setting. It also develops students’ awareness of the use and abuse of accounting numbers in strategic analysis and accounting issues within different industries.


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

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 12, 14, 16, 18 - 19

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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

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 20

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of using accounting numbers with awareness of their limitations in modelling and strategy and key accounting issues of creativity and interpretation.
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate the understanding and knowledge of sophisticated discounted cashflow modelling and interpreting the outcomes for practical decision making.

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 11 Feedback Weeks 13

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of key concepts and techniques in accounting analysis.
ProceduralApplyDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the internal and external role of accounting in an organisation.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of handling and combining financial and non-financial information in forecasting and valuation.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Individual Coursework

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the internal and external role of accounting in an organisation.
ReflectionCreateDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of using accounting numbers with awareness of their limitations in modelling and strategy and key accounting issues of creativity and interpretation.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of handling and combining financial and non-financial information in forecasting and valuation.
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate the understanding and knowledge of sophisticated discounted cashflow modelling and interpreting the outcomes for practical decision making.
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate the knowledge and understanding of key concepts and techniques in accounting analysis.

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