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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LI Control and Governance Systems
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28738
Module Lead Nick Rowbottom
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions BSc Accounting and Finance students only
Description This module focuses on the role and use of internal control systems and corporate governance systems within modern business organisations. In doing so, it introduces students to the ethical issues faced by accounting and finance professionals. The module examines and appraises accepted models of control and governance systems, and uses accounting and financial case studies (e.g. Barings Bank, Enron, WorldCom, Lehman Brothers, LIBOR) to provide students with practical exposure to control and governance applications.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the ethical issues faced by accounting and finance professionals;
  • Appraise the role, function and operation of internal controls and corporate systems within modern business environments;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of control and governance systems in practice.
Assessment 28738-01 : Coursework : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Groupwork project including 3,000 word case study report (100%)

Reassessment: 2 hour examination (100%)
Other None
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