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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
  • Laila Mahran

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Master Of Arts In Business Management (Qatar) or Ma In Business Management-International Relations (Qatar) or Master Of Arts In Business Management-Legal Studies (Qatar) or Master Of Arts In Accountancy-Finance (Qatar) or Bsc In Business Management & Information Systems (Qatar)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Students should, by the end of the course, demonstrate a sound understanding of the following accounting concepts:

Through business themed lectures and tutorials/workshops students will be introduced to:

- Locating data and information

- Interpreting and evaluating information

- Note taking and revision

- Being a reflective practitioner

Content consists of lectures and tutorials giving the opportunity for group work and collaboration.

Exercises through group work will enforce the learning outcomes developed through lecture.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

1. MCQ Test 1 (20%) - Week 5

2. MCQ Test 2 (20%) - Week 8

3. Final Assessment (60%)

This alternative assessment comprises preparing a financial statement and a short essay of 1,000 words.

Alternative Resit Assessment

1,500-word Assignment (100%)

Comprising numerical questions and short answer questions

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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