Module code: MAN1110

Module Overview

This module is intended to provide an introduction to accounting and finance. It is aimed at students who are not majoring in accounting or finance but who are studying introductory level accounting and finance as part of their programme in management and is particularly focused on students specialising in the Hospitality, Tourism and Events sectors.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

LIU Anyu (Hosp & Tour)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

JACs code: N800

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 22

Seminar Hours: 11

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:
• Introduction to accounting and finance – users; purpose; principal accounting structures
• The key financial statements – Statement of Cashflows; Income Statement; Statement of Financial Position
• Understanding of key additional information contained in published annual reports
• Accounting concepts and accounting adjustments
• Interpretation of Accounts
• The importance of working capital to the operations of a business
• Budgets & forecasts – types & functions

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
School-timetabled exam/test One-hour SurreyLearn class test; multiple choice questions, closed book. 30
Examination Two-hour final examination; closed book. 70

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of both the theoretical concepts and their practical application.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• A 60 minutes class-test (30%) scheduled at the mid-point of the course

• A two hour closed-book final exam (70%) during the examination period

Formative assessment
The formative dimension in this module will be handled by feedback in seminars.
Formative feedback will be given on a continuous manner during the course of the module. Numerous questions are set for completion in tutorials and additional questions given for homework.

Module aims

  • Understand the principal types of accounting structures including for profit; not-for-profit, sole proprietorship; partnerships and limited companies;

  • Understand the relevance of financial reports and analysis;
  • Know How and why data is recorded;
  • Prepare and interprete financial information;
  • Use financial information to make strategic, technical and operational business decisions;
    Serve as a foundation for further financial studies to help them succeed in their undergraduate studies and future careers.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate an understanding of the information contained in a company's annual report KPT
002 Prepare an Income statement, Statement of financial position and Cash Flow Statement CKPT
003 Discuss the benefits and limitations of key financial statements CKPT
004 Interpret Financial Statements using ratios CKPT
005 Demonstrate an understanding of the different types and functions of budgets and forecasts and how they relate to the business environment CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Give students the opportunity to gain knowledge of the relevant theory and business practices and problems pertinent to the topics covered in the module, in addition to gaining the skills necessary to apply that knowledge in practice.

The learning and teaching methods include:

• Weekly 2 hour lecture to illustrate the principles and practice the application of principles
• Weekly 1 hour tutorial for application of theory utilising discussion and short and long problem solving
• Support of lecture/tutorial material by directed reading and exercises
• Surrey-Learn will be used as an information portal and will contain lecture notes, practical exercises, solutions to practical exercises, sample exam papers & model answers and relevant reading
• On-going feedback in class on an individual and group basis

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Other information


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
International Tourism Management with Transport BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
International Hospitality Management BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
International Hospitality and Tourism Management BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
International Event Management BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
International Tourism Management BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.