Business and management studies

Accounting History

Module code: N1606
Level 6
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Workshop, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

The aim of this module is to develop critical thinking by exploring the historical development of accounting in its social context. This module will examine key accounting influences and changes, exploring the roots of contemporary accounting. Students will be introduced to the tools of historical accounting research, develop critical thinking skills in historical analysis and explore the contemporary relevance of accounting history.

Module learning outcomes

  • Identify, explain, and interpret the historical development of accounting practices.
  • Critically evaluate the suitability of historically developed accounting practices in the modern world.
  • Assess the relevance of accounting history for practicing accountants.
  • Critically evaluate alternative approaches to accounting history research.