This module examines Contemporary Accounting; exploring modern concepts.
The aim of this Module is to develop experiential understanding and critical evaluation of real business problems provided by a range of organisations which allows students to support strategic decision-making within a business environment. Students will also be required to evaluate problems relating to contemporary accounting issues.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Develop experiential understanding and undertake critical evaluation of a real business problem;
2. Critically evaluate and interpret the implications of a number of different strategies and make recommendations;
3. Appraise a range of contemporary accounting techniques.
1 Performance Management and Measurement
Balanced Scorecard, Customer Profitability Analysis, KPI's and Benchmarking. Measuring Social Returns.Performance management in NFP organisations and public sector organisations.
2 Intellectual Capital
The concept of intellectual capital. Auditing intellectual capital. Knowledge value chain and its importance to creating intellectual capital.
3 Beyond Budgeting
Various issues surrounding the concept of "Beyond Budgeting".
4 Lean Accounting
The concept of Lean Accounting
5 Business Intelligence
Transforming raw data into meaningful and useful information.
6 Forensic Accounting
The integration of accounting, information technology and investigation skills to uncover criminal activity and/or the reasons for business failure.
7 Project Management
The role of an accountant in the management of projects.
8 Crowd Funding
Exploring Crowd Funding as an alternative source of funding.
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Class contact takes the form of lectures and interactive tutorials. Students work both independently and in groups, engaging in enquiry based activities enhancing their analytical, evaluative and decision making skills through the use of case studies and examples. Assessment takes the form of an individual Business Report on a "live" business problem together with an end of semester exam.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
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Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.
We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2019/10 , and may be subject to change for future years.