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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1915 Introduction to Financial Accounting

10 creditsClass Size: 260

Module manager: Jessica Johnson

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25


LUBS1925Introduction to Management Accounting

This module is mutually exclusive with

LLLC1387Accounting for Non-Specialists
LUBS1225Accounting for Managers
LUBS1235Introductory Financial Accounting
LUBS1245Introductory Management Accounting
LUBS2035Finance for Small Business

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of financial accounting and the preparation and interpretation of financial statements in a business context.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Understand the basic concepts of financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements
- Provide a basic insight into the operations of a simple business

Skills outcomes
Subject specific:
- Apply current technical standards, language and practices of accounting to prepare financial statements
- Competently record and summarise financial transactions

- Extract relevant information from structured scenarios and data in order to identify problems and define solutions
- Competently apply numerical skills to manipulate and interrogate financial and non-financial data


Indicative content:
- nature of accounting and decision making
- double entry bookkeeping
- financial statements
- control accounts
- cost of sales, inventory
- accruals and prepayments
- irrecoverable debts
- non-current assets
- company accounts and analysis

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours68.00
Total Contact hours32.00
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

Formative feedback will be available through feedback on some practice questions and seminar activities, as well as Q&A related to the exam.

Methods of assessment

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

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

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:20


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