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Module

ACC1000 : Introduction to Non-Specialist Accounting and Finance

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Aidan Beck
  • Lecturer: Miss Melis Besen, Dr Neveen Abdelrehim, Dr Khansaa Tezeny
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters

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

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System

Aims

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture22:004:00Semester 2 - 7 * 1 hour lectures and 2 & 2 hour lectures.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture71:007:00Semester 2 - 7 * 1 hour lectures and 2 * 2 hour lectures.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture91:3013:30Semester 1 - 9 * 1.5 hour lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading167:0067:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00PiP Seminars - 3 per semester
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:3038:30N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time41:004:00Online whole cohort sessions - 2 per semester
Total200:00
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.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination1802A100N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
Introduction to Accounting and Finance (for Business School Students)2Exam pairing is for semester 2
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MSeminar questions provided
Prob solv exercises2MSeminar questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

ASSESSMENT IS BY DIGITAL EXAMINATION, WITH QUESTIONS STRUCTURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MATERIAL IN THE ASSESSMENT COVERED IN MODULE TEACHING DURING BOTH SEMESTERS. THIS METHOD TESTS STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF KEY BUSINESS TOPICS FROM THE ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE PERSPECTIVE AND THE ABILITY TO CRITICALLY ASSESS AND INTERPRET FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING REPORTS.

Reading Lists

Timetable