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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction - Accounting; Regulatory Framework ; Corporate Governance
    • The Statement of Financial Position (or Balance Sheet): Assets, Liabilities and Equity
    • The Statement of Financial Performance: Accounting for Revenue and Expenses
    • Introduction to Limited Companies
    • The Statement of Cash Flows
    • Analysis & Interpretation of Financial Reports Profitability, Efficiency, Liquidity, Gearing and Investment Analysis
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Accounting
    • Cost Management: Cost Behaviour and CVP Analysis (part 1)
    • Cost Management: Cost Behaviour and CVP Analysis (part 2)
    • Full Costing
    • Budgeting for Planning and Control; and Projection of Financial Statements
    • Practical Activities and Revision
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply a variety of financial management techniques to evaluate the liquidity, profitability and financial stability of an organisation
  2. apply a variety of financial management techniques designed to assist managers in planning and controlling their organisations
  3. synthesise and communicate diverse financial and non- financial information to allow improved decision making by managers
  4. assess the impact on managerial behaviour and company strategy of a range of financial and non-financial performance measures.
  • Assignment 1 - Test 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Final Test (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Research Project Report (35%)
  • Assignment 4 - Case Study (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Develop a strong foundation in financial management for managers and professionals without formal business qualifications. Increase knowledge regarding a company's reported financial position, including practical methods to assess its liquidity, profitability and financial security, which also considers social and environmental reporting issues. Examine management’s use of internal accounting information to enable the effective guidance and control of their organisations, and improved decision making in a changing business environment.

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