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Introduction to Management Accounting

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Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N11413

Semester: Spring

Convenor: Kirsten Greenhalgh

Credits & Level: 10 credits; Level 1

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Not available to Business School students, who should take N11126 Management Accounting and Decisions I. Available to all other students.CANNOT be taken if already taken/taking N11126 Management Accounting & Decisions I.

Delivery: 11 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour workshops, 5 one-hour tutorials

Assessment: One 2-hour examination (100%)

Exam Format:Answer All questions in Section A. Answer Both questions in Section B. Answer One question in Section C. Section A to contain 25 multiple-choice questions (50%). Section B to contain Two compulsory computational questions (each worth 20%). Section C to contain Three short answer questions (10%).

Summary of Content This module will introduce students to the use of accounting information for managerial planning, decision-making, and control within an organisation.

Aims To introduce students to the concepts and techniques of management accounting.

Key Words: Product Costing; Overhead; Budgeting

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The sources, uses and management of finance
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making
  • The management of resources
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Numeracy and quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Self-management and a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time
  • Articulating and effectively explaining information



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