MMM063-International Financial Reporting 2

Module Provider: Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: MMM062 International Financial Reporting 1
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Renata Stenka


Summary module description:
This module develops further students’ knowledge and understanding of international financial reporting and the relevant regulatory and institutional framework of financial accounting.

This module aims to develop further students’ critical knowledge and understanding of decision-useful investor-related financial reporting by considering further examples of the financial reporting principles and methods that underlie the preparation of financial statements in an international context. It also aims to place accounting in a broader social and institutional context.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module is it expected that the student will be able to: 1. Discuss the development of a further number of international financial reporting standards 2. Describe, apply and critically appraise the contents of such standards 3. Critically appraise various academic arguments relating to the content of standards and the standard setting process 4. Analyse, summarise and synthesise selected relevant academic and professional literature.

Additional outcomes:
The module also aims to encourage the development of oral communication skills, and the students’ effectiveness in group situations. Structured activities are designed to develop independent learning skills. Students are encouraged to develop additional IT skills by use of relevant web resources and communication techniques, including Blackboard.

Outline content:
1. Further aspects of accounting for assets and liabilities
2. Group accounting
3. Measurement issues in financial reporting
4.The institutional and political context of standard setting
5. Social impact of financial reporting
6. Creative Accounting

Global context:
Focus on global financial accounting and reporting regulations.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures will be used for the exposition of the major concepts, principles and techniques under consideration. Workshops will be used for case studies, practical applications and student-led presentations or discussions.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 22
Practicals classes and workshops 12
Guided independent study 166
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 80
Class test administered by School 20

Other information on summative assessment:
1h closed book MCQ class test
2h closed book exam covering numerical and discursive elements

Formative assessment methods:
Formative assessments are available in the text book for all topics. In addition further revision questions are available on Blackboard and students will practise these questions in the workshops or will be required to complete them during their self-study time. Marking guides and feedback are provided where appropriate so that students can assess their own performance.

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:
One 2 hour closed book unseen written exam in the Summer term (contributing 60% of the total module mark).

Requirements for a pass:
A weighted average mark of coursework and examination of 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:
By examination only (one 2-hour unseen written paper) in August/September. Coursework will not be included in the re-assessment.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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