|Credit point value:||20|
|Unit director:||Suzy Matthews|
|Prerequisites:||GCSE level Mathematics, grade A.|
|Number of lectures:||24 lectures; 24 clinics (optional)|
|Number of tutorials:||23|
100% Three-hour closed book examination in May/June.
Weekly exercises and regular tests.
The first half of the course provides an introduction to the meaning and uses of information generated by external financial reporting, preparation and analysis of accounts, and evaluation of the financial well-being of a business. The second half of the course provides an introduction to the production and uses of financial information for the internal management of a business. By the end of the unit participants should be able to apply and comment on a range of techniques for product costing, control and investment appraisal.
Introduction to Accounting is intended to enable participants to make use of financial information, in order to analyse the performance of a business and to comment on how this might be improved, and to plan and control the activities of a business.
Students are taught: