Business and management studies

Introduction to Accounting

Module code: N1086
Level 4
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module is designed as an introduction to accounting and financial management for managers.

The module introduces accounting and financial management topics gradually, examining basic principles and underlying concepts before demonstrating how accounting statements and financial information can be used to improve business decision-making.

The module focus is for students of business and management as decision-makers and users of financial information.

Module learning outcomes

  • Interpret and analyse a company income statement, statement of financial position and statement of cash flows.
  • Perform simple cost-volume-profit analysis.
  • Perform simple investment appraisal techniques.
  • Explain ways to finance a business and manage working capital.