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NBS8566 : Topics in Accounting

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Bartosz Gebka
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

ECTS Credits: 0.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim of this module is to develop a deeper understanding of selected core and current research issues and areas in the discipline of Accounting.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will offer deep insights into Accounting research streams and areas which are core to the discipline, current, and reflect the research specialisms and competencies of academic members of the Subject Groups, and beyond if and when required. As such, selected areas covered would typically come from, but would not be limited to:
- Accounting profession: past and present
- Auditing
- Board composition and diversity (gender, race, other characteristics)
- Corporate governance (shareholders, stakeholders, political connections, professional networks, etc.)
- Disclosure and transparency (CSR, EGR, other characteristics)
- Earnings management
- Management accounting

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture63:0018:00PiP. 6 topics/sessions, 3h long each
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading182:0082:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures constitute a forum to present deep insights into, and comprehensive overviews of, selected topics in Accounting, as well as opportunities for discussions and clarifications of outstanding issues.
Students may be requested to conduct independent study of the session-relevant literature prior to lectures taking place, to enable more in-depth discussions in lectures, and/or after lectures, to further develop and consolidate their knowledge and understanding of topics covered.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation991A100Entered for module upload purposes. No module specific assessment, see details below.
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
Research proposalANo module specific assessment, learning on this module will feed into the overall PhD thesis quality and assessment in the viva.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

No module specific assessment, learning on this module will feed into the overall PhD thesis quality and assessment in the viva.

Reading Lists