AC6008: Advanced Academic Skills

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AC6008: Advanced Academic Skills

Module Title Advanced Academic Skills
Module Code AC6008
Module Tutor Archan Mehta
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module is intended for Accounting and Financial Management Studies students entering directly into Level 6 with the aim of further developing academic research and writing skills.

Indicative Syllabus

An understanding of how accounting and financial management affects, and is affected by organisations, markets, society and the environment.

An understanding of current issues affecting accounting and financial management. 

An understanding of critical thinking using a wide variety of perspectives on accounting and financial management including behavioural, economic, political, sociological and ethical

An understanding of the personal and professional skills necessary to progress in current studies and at a later stage towards further academic study, or a professional career

The development of communication skills in English

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to demonstrate: 1. An understanding of the contexts in which accounting and financial anagement operates, including legal, ethical, and social; the accountancy profession; national and international regulatory and rule setting bodies; (PLO1) 2. Familiarity with the technical language and practices of accounting and financial management; (PLO2) 3. An understanding of contemporary theories and empirical evidence concerning accounting and financial management, and an ability to evaluate them in a number of contexts, for example, accounting and society, accounting and sustainability; (PLO4) 4. Development of skills in critically evaluating and analysing arguments and data, drawing reasoned conclusions; (PLO5) 5. The ability to manage learning independently, including being able to find, extract and analyse data, draw reasoned conclusions from many different sources, and acknowledge and reference these appropriately; (PLO6) 6. Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in groups, and oral as well as written presentation skills.(PLO9)

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 40% Coursework: Group work, presentation: 15 minutes
002: 10% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 400 words
003: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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