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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC1426 Business Accounting

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: David Gilding

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module allows you to develop an understanding of the language and terminology of accounting. You will also develop an understanding of the techniques and processes of accounting that are used in order to inform business decision making.


The objectives of the module are to enable you to:
1. Apply principles of financial accounting
2. Apply principles of management accounting
3. Evaluate financial information

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Use relevant financial accounting terminology
2. Prepare financial statements for a Limited Company
3. Interpret accounting statements of a limited company using ratio analysis
4. Apply marginal and relevant costing techniques
5. Prepare and interpret a cash budget
6. Apply investment appraisal techniques

Skills Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
1. The ability to understand, interpret, analyse and manipulate numerical financial data relating to a lmited company (Work Ready)
2. The ability to understand what makes a business or organisation financially successful, and an awareness of the wider financial environment within which it operates (Work Ready)
3. The ability to take a logical approach to solving management accounting problems. (Work Ready)


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours83.50
Private study hours100.00
Total Contact hours16.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Through workshops, monitoring of student contributions, formative feedback and staged submission of coursework. Drafts can be submitted in line with tutor deadlines. Peer feedback on in-class activities and online discussion

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentStudents will prepare and analyse Income Statements and Balance Sheets of limited companies50.00
AssignmentStudents will apply and interpret management accounting tools and techniques50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 08/02/2024


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