Module Catalogue 2022/23

ACC3000 : Case Studies in Finance, Accounting and Business

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Neveen Abdelrehim
  • Lecturer: Dr Marwa Elnahass, Dr Habiba Al-Shaer
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Code Title
ACC1000Introduction to Non-Specialist Accounting and Finance
ACC1010Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC1011Introduction to Management Accounting and Finance
ACC1003Introduction to Accounting and Finance (for Business School Students)
Pre Requisite Comment

Students should have taken at least one of the pre-requisite modules listed

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

N/A

Aims

To develop:

• Students’ knowledge of key business topics, including topics in accounting, finance, ethics and corporate governance;

• Students’ skills of analysis and evaluation through the use of written essay-style questions.

Outline Of Syllabus

The students will be given an introduction to the method of learning using case studies.

The module will take a graduated approach, starting with relatively structured and detailed questions and progressing to more ‘open’ questions as the course moves on.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

At the end of the module, students will have demonstrated:
• Conceptual understanding that enables them:
- to devise and sustain arguments, and/or to solve problems, using ideas and techniques, some of which are at the forefront of accounting, finance, and business studies more in general;
- to describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship, in the same disciplines.
• An appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge.
• The ability to manage their own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources (for example, refereed research articles and/or case studies).

Intended Skill Outcomes

At the end of the module, students will be able to:
• Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution - or identify a range of solutions - to a problem.
• Apply the methods and techniques that they have learnt to other case studies and/or real-life situations.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials162:0032:00Pre-recorded lecture materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00PiP lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture32:006:00Revision sessions - PIP
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Time for students to prepare and complete formative and summative assessment
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading137:0037:00Estimated based on teaching hours
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time31:003:00Online discussions
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching and learning methods used in this module will include:
- Lecture materials equating to 36 student hours, in which we will present students with existing theories and frameworks;
- Module talks, in which we will introduce the module and its topics;
- Small group teaching equating to 6 student hours, in which we will discuss case studies;
- Scheduled on-line contact time equating to 9 student hours;
- Reading activities equating to 36 student hours; and
- Guided independent study equating to 110 student hours.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MSeminar questions provided
Prob solv exercises2MSeminar questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

ASSESSMENT IS BY WRITTEN EXAMINATION, WITH QUESTIONS STRUCTURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CASE METHOD AS EMPLOYED IN MODULE TEACHING. THIS METHOD TESTS STUDENTS’ ABILITIES IN CASE ANALYSIS, THE PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA AND IN REPORT WRITING.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

N/A

Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2022/23 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 2023/24 entry will be published here in early-April 2023. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.