Module Catalogue 2019/20

ACC3000 : Case Studies in Finance, Accounting and Business

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Claudia Gabbioneta
  • Lecturer: Dr Habiba Al-Shaer, Dr Marwa Elnahass, Dr Neveen Abdelrehim
  • 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
ACC1003Introduction to Accounting and Finance (for Business School Students)
ACC1000Introduction to Non-Specialist Accounting and Finance
ACC1010Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC1011Introduction to Management Accounting and Finance
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 from the accounting perspective, and it may include marketing, finance, competition, merger/demerger, 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
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion164:0064:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture182:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching and learning methods used in this module will include lectures. Students are expected to attend the lectures and read the prescribed material beforehand.

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 CLOSED BOOK 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

Original Handbook text:

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.