Module Catalogue 2019/20

ACC1000 : Introduction to Non-Specialist Accounting and Finance

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Neveen Abdelrehim
  • Lecturer: Dr Khansaa Tezeny, Dr Deeya Sewraj, Dr Aly Salama
  • Other Staff: Dr Habiba Al-Shaer
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

GCSE Mathematics Grade C (or equivalent)

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



To provide an introduction to key concepts, terminology and knowledge in accounting and finance to facilitate career development in business rather than to lead to further accounting studies.

Outline Of Syllabus

1 Introduction to accounting and finance
2 Measuring and reporting financial position
3 Measuring and reporting financial performance
4 Accounting for limited companies
5 Measuring and reporting cash flows
6 Analysing and interpreting financial statements
7 Cost-volume-profit analysis
8 Full costing
9 Activity-based costing
10 Budgeting
11 Accounting for control
12 Financial management

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Understand key accounting concepts
- Understand how profit, cash flow and financial position are reported
- Understand different approaches to costing and the implications of these approaches
- Understand budgeting in organisations
- Understand key elements of financial management

Intended Skill Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Prepare and interpret financial reports
- Prepare and interpret management accounting reports

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture62:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion641:0064:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading501:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study501:0050:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
ACC1003Introduction to Accounting and Finance (for Business School Students)
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The formal lecture programme is the main mode for the delivery of new teaching material to students. This enables the communication of concepts and ideas; it provides the basis for the development of skills. The seminar programme provides students with opportunities to discuss concepts and ideas, and to develop skills.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601A25N/A
Written Examination1202A75N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
ACC1003Introduction to Accounting and Finance (for Business School Students)1Exam pairing is for both semesters and the Resit
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MSeminar questions provided
Prob solv exercises2MSeminar questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The formal examination will assess candidates' ability to prepare and interpret accounting reports and data, as well as to explain key concepts.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2019/20 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2020/21 entry will be published here in early-April 2019. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.