International Finance and Accounting

Module description

The Module will provide you with an understanding of the theory and practical application of accounting in relation to:

  • The interpretation of external financial statements of incorporated companies (Financial Accounting)
  • Internally generated accounting information for decision making and control within organisations (Management Accounting)
  • The financial markets and the sources of funds (Corporate Finance)

The module will develop your skills in the analysis of accounting data and provide you with a good understanding of the underlying assumptions on which the figures are based. As well as formal lectures, you will have the opportunity to practise the skills by completing exercises and case studies. You will be given a full set of notes to support the subjects taught.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand and interpret a set of financial statements.
  • Apply certain management accounting concepts to business decision-making.
  • Appreciate the role and function of accounting in the organisation both as an internal reporting and external reporting tool.
  • Understand the main sources of finance and the principles of valuation


  • Examination component: - One 3 hour examination 75%
  • Coursework assessment: - One group assignment of approximately 3,000 words 25%