accounting-for-managers

MBA module

Lecturer:  Alan Coad

Module objective and learning outcomes

The Accounting for Managers module is designed as an introduction to the subject for students with little or no background in accounting.  The syllabus includes an introduction to the reporting of transactions in any business, fundamental principles of accounting, appraisal and familiarity with the content of published annual accounts, financial ratio analysis, and an introduction to aspects of cost and management accounting. 

By the end of the module, students will be expected to be able to:

  • explain the accounting framework and identify how it is used in evaluating organisations and in organisational decision making;
  • describe the conceptual basis of accounting as it is carried out in organisations;
  • interpret financial statements, accounting reports and the accounting vocabulary;
  • summarize how managers use different reporting strategies in communicating with each other and with external third parties;
  • identify methods by which information on product and service costs is produced by an organisation;
  • explain how accounting contributes to organisational decision-making, strategic management, and control.

Module Assessment

  • Two class test’s (50%)
  • Two hour exam (50%)