AC4010: Introduction to Management Accounting

Share:

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

AC4010: Introduction to Management Accounting

Module Title Introduction to Management Accounting
Module Code AC4010
Module Tutor Kirsty Blount
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description
Indicative Syllabus

The module will cover:

nbsp;        Purpose of accounting,

nbsp;        Elements of cost and cost behaviour,

nbsp;        Costing for long- and short-term decision making,

nbsp;        Management accounting in a competitive environment,

nbsp;        Budgetary preparation and control.

 

Profit and not-for profit, service and (to a lesser extent) manufacturing sector cases will be used.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to demonstrate:

  1. knowledge of  some of the contexts in which management accounting operates; (PLO1)
  2. knowledge of the main technical language and practices of management  accounting; (PLO2)
  3. skills in using fundamental management accounting tools and internal company reports; (PLO3)
  4. knowledge of main theories and empirical evidence concerning management accounting; (PLO4)
  5. development of skills in analysing arguments and data, communicating information and drawing reasoned conclusions; (PLO5)
  6. the ability to manage their own learning independently, including being able to find, extract and analyse data from different sources, and acknowledge and reference these appropriately; (PLO6)
  7. Communication and numerical skills, including the ability to present qualitative and quantitative information, together with analysis , argument and commentary, in a form which will be understood by its intended audience.(PLO8)
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: Coursework: Individual, standard, written: 1,000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Written Exam: End of modu, digital: Unknown hours
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?

Course Maps

A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.

Module Descriptors

A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.

Course Resources Archive

Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.