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Module Title LM Accounting and Finance
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28942
Module Lead Dr Nick Rowbottom
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Full Term
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours
Exclusions
Description All managers, whatever their specialisation have to interpret and apply financial information in their decision making. This requirement does not mean that all managers have to become accountants, but it does mean that managers have to understand the vernacular of accounting and financial management. Managers cannot discuss the cost and finance implications of activity without an appreciation of the processes, information sources, and methods of presentation of financial information. Managers cannot direct accountants unless they know what to ask for.

In essence, the module aims to give students an appreciation of the perspective and tools available to accounting and finance professionals, and perhaps most importantly the limitations and caveats to the financial information that they can provide.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Explain the role of finance and accounting personnel in providing information to managers.
  • Interpret and critically appraise the main financial statements: the profit and loss account, the balance sheet and a cash flow statement
  • Critically evaluate the impact of cash-flow and its management.
  • Analyse the principles and methods of costing, and how cost information can be used to support decision making.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the main sources of finance for an organisation.
  • Critically appraise the role of shareholders.
Assessment 28942-01 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (50%)
28942-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:

2 hour written examination - 50%
Individual assignment (2000 words) - 50%

Reassessment: 2 hour written examination – 100%
Other Delivered on UoB Campus
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