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BSc Accounting and Finance

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- Competently record and summarise financial transactions and apply current technical standards, language and practices of accounting to prepare financial statements
- Interpret financial and non-financial information and data to provide a basic insight into the operations of a simple business
- Outline relevant contemporary theories and relevant empirical research evidence in accounting and finance
- Identify some activities which raise professional responsibilities and challenges for practitioners in accounting and finance
- Outline the consequences of unethical behaviour
- Recognise some of alternative national contexts in which financial reporting can be seen as operating
- Outline some the alternative technical languages and practices of the discipline.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- Apply basic numerical and statistical skills to manipulate and interrogate financial and other numerical data using current communication and information technology
- Extract relevant information to identify solutions from structured scenarios and data
- Locate, extract, analyse and critically evaluate data and information from multiple sources
- Acknowledge and reference appropriate research sources
- Structure and communicate quantitative and qualitative information, analysis and commentary in the form of academic essays and professional quality business reports and presentations
- Demonstrate group working skills in making a professional presentation.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;
- work that covers a restricted area of the discipline; and
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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