Finance 1

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Duration and timing: 20 hours, Michaelmas Term

Overview

Finance 1, the accounting module, provides a conceptual framework of accounting to allow you to understand the underlying theoretical reasoning behind financial reporting and decision making in practice. It aims to give you the level of financial literacy you will need to interpret and make use of both published and internally generated financial information and understand the decision-making process involving financial information.

At the most fundamental level managers should possess a high level of competence in the use of financial information, whether it is information generated for internal consumption, such as cost or budgeting information, or published financial information of suppliers, customers, competitors or the manager's own organisation. The module has been designed to make you confident in discussing financial information with professional accountants and financial staff.

The module also provides a broad base from which to explore related subjects and options at later stages of the programme.

Assessment

One coursework assignment.