Introduction to Management Accounting (N1527)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

Management and cost accounting identifies, measures and communicates information for valuation purposes. It enables managers and employees to make informed judgements and decisions.

To provide both financial and non-financial information to decision-makers, it requires understanding of decision-making processes and different information needs.

This module provides an introduction to the role and content of management accounting systems. You're introduced to:

  • computational and evaluative techniques for information analysis
  • organisational planning
  • problem solving.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


25%: Coursework (Group submission (written))
75%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 36 hours of contact time and 114 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: