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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3631 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

10 creditsClass Size: 150

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

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS2290 Intermediate Financial Accounting
OR
LUBS2291 Financial Accounting and Reporting

Pre-requisites

LUBS2290Intermediate Financial Accounting
LUBS2291Financial Accounting and Reporting

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

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop101.5015.00
Private study hours85.00
Total Contact hours15.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation. The 85 hours will consist of 7.5hrs pre-workshop and 77.5 post-workshop and revision.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) 2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/06/2021 15:20:00

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