Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 16:00
This is an introduction to accounting which aims to provide an understanding of how organisations – particularly small and medium sized businesses – capture, create and use accounting information both to guide their activities internally within the management function and to communicate their financial performance and position to external users of the accounts. This course allows students to develop practical and analytical skills through a problem-solving approach to accounting-related aspects of business performance reporting and control, particularly in relation to bookkeeping, accounts preparation, budgeting and management accounting.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
An introduction to accounting
An overview of financial accounting
An overview of management accounting
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Formative assessment is conducted in two ways. First, in advance of each tutorial, students are given exercises and problems. The tutor provides feedback to that group and the course co-ordinator also provides feedback via WebCT. Students are also given tests during tutorials, on which feedback is provided.
Customised feedback provided through the return by tutors of marked work.