What is the module about?
The main objectives of the module are to:
- Provide an introduction to management and financial accounting and the types of information each provides.
- Examine basic financial issues faced by managers in business organisations and use accounting data in order to assist managerial decisions.
- Enable interpretation of the financial performance and position of organisations through an understanding of the accounting concepts and procedures used in preparing financial statements.
Who should do this module?
Students interested in what accounting is, how companies record various transactions, how to read financial statements, how accounting information is used, how firms make investment decisions, and how firms allocate costs. Students interested in starting their own business should also know accounting.
2-hour exam (80%)
11 lectures, 10 tutorials
Suggested reading list
McLaney, E. and Atrill, P. (M&A), Accounting and Finance: An Introduction, 8th edition (2016) or 7th edition (2014), Financial Times-Prentice Hall / Pearson.