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Module

ACC3000 : Case Studies in Finance, Accounting and Business

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Claudia Gabbioneta
  • Lecturer: Dr Neveen Abdelrehim, Dr Habiba Al-Shaer, Dr Marwa Elnahass
  • 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

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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials161:0016:00Pre-recorded lecture materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture161:0016:00PiP lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture21:002:00Revision 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 reading166:0066:00Estimated based on 3 hours per teaching week (not necessarily to do in that week)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time40:302:00Online discussions (1/2 hour each)
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.

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.

Reading Lists

Timetable