This module aims to guide students on the ability to analyse and interpret financial and non-financial data in the pursuit of solutions to complex accounting, organisational and management problems. The module is designed to develop students’ judgement and critical thinking skills and to develop students’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills developed across preceding modules to develop practical solutions to business and accounting scenarios. Case-based teaching will be employed extensively throughout this module and will cover areas such as accounting and finance decision-making, ethics, governance and compliance, strategy and current issues and trends in accounting, finance and economics. The modules is designed to give the students the opportunity to improve on their research, professional report writing, teamwork and presentations skills.
Cumulative subject material
Cumulative subject material and will be included in this module in an integrated manner. Students are expected to be fullyconversant with material covered in previous modules and students Students are expected to be fully conversant with materialcovered in previous modules and are expected to draw on previous learning and apply it appropriately to relevant scenarios aspresented in the case studies.
Review of previous course work
Review of previous course work in areas such as research skills, learning skills, the skills of academic writing and referencing,critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills/teamwork, in so far as they are relevant to case study analysis.
Business Management Decisions & Leadership
Determining vision, mission, goals and objectives. Understanding the significance of organisational culture and leadership styles.The meaning of leadership, the psychology of leadership, principled-centred leadership, current leadership theories and practice,leadership application in teams.
Current Issues and Trends in Accounting and Finance
Sustainability Emerging & Disruptive Technologies – drawing on Learning Outcomes from Emerging and Disruptive TechnologiesModule. Other emerging challenges
Case Study Techniques and Analysis:
Integrating principles, concepts and techniques from prior learning within disciplines of: financial reporting; managementaccounting; finance; taxation; auditing; ethics and governance; environmental analysis (SWOT, PEST, Five Forces) etc; andmarketing strategy, to devise solutions to real life business scenarios. The use of critical thinking and analytical skills to addresspractical business problems. Recognise the importance of academic integrity and confidentiality.
Building on the core management skills of the previous Business management and Personal Development modules, the remaining modules in semester 7 and 8 of this pillar, promotes creative thinking, problem solving and team skills. These lifelong transferable learning skills allow our graduates to function effectively in a variety of complex and challenging business environments using a three-fold strategy that combines a strong practical, problem-based approach with a conventional lecture format and self-directed learning within the Case study module.
This module provides students with an opportunity to participate, under supervision, in the operations of a company or organisation involved in accounting or finance or providing students with the opportunity to apply best industry practice to real life accounting and finance case study. This gives students the facility to apply theoretical knowledge gained during their programme of study and refine their accounting and finance skills. It also assists the student in determining their preferred area of professional practice.
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