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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3631 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

10 creditsClass Size: 180

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

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS2290 Intermediate Financial Accounting
OR
LUBS2291 Financial Accounting and Reporting

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
Workshop101.5015.00
e-Lecture101.0010.00
Private study hours75.00
Total Contact hours25.00
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.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be a series of activities in workshops which will provide opportunities to obtain formative feedback. There will also be an opportunity to submit a piece of work for feedback.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 word coursework.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 28/07/2022 15:24:26

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