AC6099: Investigative Study

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AC6099: Investigative Study

Module Title Investigative Study
Module Code AC6099
Module Tutor Doaa Aly
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module provides students with the opportunity to study a self managed, literature based academic investigation on an area within accounting or financial management.

Indicative Syllabus

The content of this module will be related to an issue within accountancy and or financial management. It will enable the student to demonstrate their ability to learn independently, research, analyse, synthesise and evaluate appropriate literature.

Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to demonstrate: An understanding of the contexts in which accounting and financial management operates, including legal, ethical, and social; the accountancy profession; national and international regulatory and rule setting bodies; (PLO1) Familiarity with the technical language and practices of accounting and financial management; (PLO2) 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) Development of skills in critically evaluating and analysing arguments and data, drawing reasoned conclusions; (PLO5) 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) Skills in the use of communications and information technology in finding, analysing and communicating information, for example, through the use of spreadsheets and online databases. (PLO7)
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 6
Independent Learning Hours: 144
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 4000 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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