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Professional Practice

Please note that the following information may be subject to change.

Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N13906

Semester: Spring

Convenor: Carolyn Isaaks

Credits & Level: 20 Credits, Level 3

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Only available to year 4 BSc Accountancy students

Delivery: 10 x sixty minute lectures

Assessment: Individual 3,000 word reflective report (70%); Individual 10 minute presentation (30%)

Summary of Content An introduction to a variety of models and exemplars to support students in understanding and articulating their personal learning style and negotiation of the journey from new undergraduate to BSc Accountancy graduand.
This is the final module undertaken in the degree. It emphasises the employability skills and professional development aspects of the programme and also requires students to reflect upon the integrated placement segments of the programme.

Aims The module aims to draw together and reflect upon the variety of experiences on the BSc Accountancy programme.

Key Words: Professional practice; employability; reflective practice

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The management of customer expectations, relationships and development of service excellence
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse and evaluate a range of business data, sources of information and appropriate methodologies, which includes the need for strong digital literacy, and to use that research for evidence-based decision-making
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Self-analysis and awareness/sensitivity to diversity in terms of people and cultures. This includes a continuing appetitie for development.
  • Commercial acumen based on an awareness of the key drivers for business success, causes of failure and the importance of providing customer satisfaction and building customer loyalty
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Communication and listening including the ability to produce clear, structured business communications in a variety of media
  • An awareness of the interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation and their use in generating business contacts
  • 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
  • Emotional intelligence and empathy

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