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ACC2056 : Management and Control

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Ben Dickson-Green
  • 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.

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


To develop students' understanding of how businesses develop and implement strategy
To develop students' understanding of the strategic management and control of a business

Outline Of Syllabus

Strategic Analysis
Strategic Choice
Implementation of strategy
Introduction to Corporate Responsibility
Performance management

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture142:0028:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Time for students to complete formative and summative coursework and assessments
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading169:0069:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:002 in semester 1, 3 in semester 2 - PIP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module aims to introduce students to some key concepts relating to business management and control. Online lecture materials are used to explain the issues, and to introduce theory, concepts and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to develop their understanding and judge their progress through question practice - both in online question practice sessions and through guided study time. Discussion boards will be available to consider queries. Reading is required to support the module and is essential to developing a rounded view of the material.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1502A80Organised in house by NUBS in BAF Assessment Period
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1M20Group presentation
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 exercises1MPractice questions provided
Prob solv exercises2MPractice questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination will assess knowledge and understanding of the material covered. The group presentation assesses this too in the relevant area, but also assesses teamwork, presentation and data collection and analysis skills, as well as the ability to argue a case. It will be delivered in person in semester 1. A buddy check system will be put in place worth 10% of the mark for the presentation to enable some adjustment for individual effort in the groups. This would give a possible maximum amendment to student marks of 2% of the overall course mark.

Written examination 1 is required by the ICAEW for accreditation purposes and must be in place. Online alternatives to a formal exam hall sitting of the paper could be considered if necessary. This year 10% of the marks on the written examination (8% of the overall course mark) will relate to professional skills marks. Students will be asked to prepare a report/email/letter/presentation as part of the A section requirement. This will help students to prepare for advanced stage exams where professional skills marks are required, as well as reducing the amount needed to be written in the exam - which is currently still 100 marks even though it is now a 2.5 hour paper.

Reading Lists