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