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SCQF Level: 10  

Module Code: ANF402

Credit Value: 20  

Year: 2017/8

Term: Term 2

School: Dundee Business School

Description

This module examines Contemporary Accounting; exploring modern concepts.

Aims

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.

Learning Outcomes

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;

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;

2.  Critically evaluate and interpret the implications of a number of different strategies and make recommendations;

3.  Appraise a range of contemporary accounting techniques.

3.  Appraise a range of contemporary accounting techniques.

Indicative Content

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.

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.

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".

3 Beyond Budgeting

Various issues surrounding the concept of "Beyond Budgeting".

4 Lean Accounting

The concept of Lean Accounting

4 Lean Accounting

The concept of Lean Accounting

5 Business Intelligence

Transforming raw data into meaningful and useful information.

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.

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.

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.

8 Crowd Funding

Exploring Crowd Funding as an alternative source of funding.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Class contact, involving a minimum of 60% enquiry-based learning, takes the form of lectures and 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

Total 200
Lecture 14
Tutorial/Seminar 24
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 60
Independent 102

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Guidance notes:

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.

Disclaimer: 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 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.

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