INL0106 : Introduction to Accounting

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module aims to prepare students for the world of Business and Accounting by giving them opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in accounting and the mathematics needed for these disciplines.

Through a mixture of lecture delivery and small group seminar interaction, students will be guided towards understanding the practical topics in the study of accounting.

Outline Of Syllabus

1       The Basic structure of Accounting
2       Calculating Revenue, Costs & Profit
3       Preparation of Financial Statements:
Income Statement
4       Preparation of Financial Statements:
Balance Sheet
5       Introduction to Graphs
6       Excel and Geogebra Graphs
7       Cumulative Frequency
8       Measures of Central Tendency
9       Dispersion

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion152:0052:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching241:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops121:0012:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures are used to introduce material to students and expose theories and concepts. Seminars are used to discuss issues in business and develop skills through discussion and presentation. The smaller group sessions also allow greater scope for skills development. Workshops will be used to check that students understand the material and will be in small enough groups to allow individual questions and problems to be aired.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A40N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M30Mini Test
Written exercise1M30Mini Test
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment package has been designed to provide opportunities to develop important skills, whilst at the same time exposing students to unseen examination questions of various types to help them become accustomed to this mode of assessment. The examinations also allow coverage of the broad range of the syllabus and constitute an appropriate way to assess the acquisition of basic knowledge and understanding.

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