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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3631 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

10 creditsClass Size: 140

Module manager: Alice Shepherd
Email: a.k.shepherd@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces

LUBS3630 Advanced Accounting Theory

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The accounting industry and profession is facing a period of rapid and radical regulatory and technological change. As a graduate in this field, this module aims to build your awareness and understanding of the pace of change in the industry and the potential impact of this change on the future of both the profession and the industry. The module will consider a range of topical issues, which by their nature will vary from year to year, with input from the leading experts in the field. Further, the module should help you demonstrate strong commercial awareness, through your ability to critically discuss the potential impact of these issues going forward.

Objectives

This module aims to build students' awareness and understanding of the pace of change in the accounting industry. The module will consider a range of topical issues, which by their nature will vary from year to year, with input from leading experts in the field. The module will help students develop an insight into contemporary accounting issues, appropriate to a professional in this discipline. Further, students should be able to demonstrate strong commercial awareness, through their ability to critically discuss the potential impact of these issues on the future of both the profession and the industry.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an awareness and insight into contemporary accounting issues, appropriate to a professional in the accounting discipline
2. Critically discuss the potential impact of current accounting issues on the future of the profession/ industry

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an awareness and insight into contemporary accounting issues, appropriate to a professional in the accounting discipline
2. Critically discuss the potential impact of current accounting issues on the future of the profession/ industry


Syllabus

Given the current issues nature of this module and the fast pace of change in the accounting environment at the current time, it is not possible to specify the detail of the content of the module. The following are the broad headings under which the module will be delivered, and should be considered indicative content, subject to change:
- Current issues in FinTech
- Current issues in Artificial Intelligence
- Current issues in Environmental/ Sustainability accounting

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture101.5015.00
Seminar51.005.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Students will be required to undertake specific pre-reading and question preparation in advance of the one hour seminars based on the material introduced in the lectures. This may include some online pre-reading. The topical nature of the subject requires students to pay attention to relevant press, media coverage and government reporting.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be able to monitor their progress through fortnightly seminars. Suggested answers and areas for further work will be discussed and circulated.
Teaching staff will also be available at set desk times each week to give students the opportunity to deal with any academic problems as they arise.

Methods of assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 04/10/2019

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