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    The basis of measurement and valuation used in financial and management accounting, and views on the different accounting approaches to support business decisions.

    Analyse and interpret financial statements, understand the basis of measurement and valuation that accountants use in preparing conventional general purpose financial statements, and the limitations of these statements for decision making.

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    Paper title Accounting
    Subject Business Administration
    EFTS 0.125
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (Distance learning)
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    BMBA 507
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    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this course students should be able:

    • To understand the bases of measurement and valuation accountants use in preparing conventional general purpose financial statements, and the limitations of these statements for decision making
    • To analyse and interpret these financial statements
    • To understand published consolidated financial statements and supporting information
    • To critically evaluate financial accounting and reporting practices
    • To understand the role of financial reporting in the corporate governance of organisations
    • To understand how managers' information needs differ from other stakeholders in organisations
    • To understand that different cost concepts are appropriate in different decision contexts
    • To understand, interpret and apply accounting information and techniques typically used within organisations in planning, control and non-routine decision scenarios
    • To understand the limitations of conventional management accounting techniques
    • To develop appropriate performance management systems for both profit focused and not-for-profit organisations
    • To understand that in developing an effective performance management system, a strategic focus is necessary


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