Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Main aims of the Unit
The main aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the different accounting documents and to explain the value of each document to business organisations. Learners will also be introduced to key accounting concepts and they will be in a position to distinguish between different types of costs.
Learning Outcomes for the Unit
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
Learning and teaching methods/strategies used to enable the achievement of learning outcomes:
Learning takes place on a number of levels through lectures, class discussion including problem review and analysis. Formal lectures provide a foundation of information on which the student builds through directed learning and self managed learning outside of the class. The students are actively encouraged to form study groups to discuss course material which fosters a greater depth learning experience.
Main Topics of Study
Indicative Reading for this Unit
Introduction to Accounting and Finance G. Black (FT Prentice Hall)
Alternative Text and further reading
Accounting and Finance: An Introduction E. MaLaney, A. Atrill 8th edition (Pearson)
Guideline for Teaching and learning time
(10 hours per credit)
50 Hours - Lectures / Seminars / Tutorials / Workshops:
Tutorial support includes feedback on assignments and may vary by college according to local needs and wishes.
50 Hours - Directed learning:
Advance reading and preparation / Class preparation / Background reading / Group study / Portfolio / Diary etc
50 Hours - Self managed learning:
Working through the course text and completing assignments as required will take up the bulk of the learning time. In addition students are expected to engage with the tutor and other students and to undertake further reading using the web and/or libraries.
Final Examination: 70%