Module code: MANM201

Module Overview

This module provides an opportunity for students to appreciate and apply the rules and practices in company financial reporting, as well as the theoretical ideas underpinning them. The focus is on internationally accepted rules and practices (International Financial Reporting Standards and International Accounting Standards), rather than just those in the UK.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 11

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

MANM198 (Principles of Accounting) is a pre-requisite for this module

Module content

  • Capital structure

  • Investors and listed companies

  • Financial statements

  • International financial reporting standards

  • Consolidated financial statements

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
School-timetabled exam/test CLASS TEST (50 MINS CLOSED BOOK) 30

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge accumulated on the various International Reporting Standards and how companies apply these standards to their Financial Statements.

Summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • A mid-term closed-book class test which carries 30% of the total mark of this module. The test is in week 6 of the semester and covers syllabus covered from week 1 to 5.

  • A closed-book examination based on the entire module content, carrying 70% of the total module marks.

Formative assessment and feedback

Students’ appreciation of the module will be assessed on an on-going basis through the weekly homework set and discussed in tutorials. Constant feedback is given, especially through the tutorial questions as well as the Surrey-learn discussions to ensure that students cultivate the abilities of application and analysis. Elements of self-assessment are also built into the tutorial questions. Students should attempt all the sample exam/test papers set on Surrey-learn and check against the answers provided to take ownership of their studies. Students also have the opportunity to see tutor during office hours to discuss/obtain feedback on questions.

Module aims

  • To provide a course in International Financial Reporting consistent with global accounting standards' requirement and practices.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
002 Apply International Financial Reporting Standards in the preparation of the annual reports of listed companies. KP
003 Appreciate the role of international financial reporting in the context of international capital markets. PT
004 Discuss proposed accounting treatments in the context of applicable international accounting standards. PT
005 Appreciate and apply the links between company law and financial reporting requirements in an international context. KPT
006 Be aware of current developments in international financial reporting. PT
001 Appreciate the annual reports of listed companies KP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The teaching and learning strategy is designed to provide a module that contains many of the advanced elements of International Financial Reporting. Students will be guided to appreciate and apply the theoretical aspect as well as the practical relevance of the module and for that purpose, students will be exposed to various international accounting standards and industry practices where necessary.

The teaching and learning include:

  • 1 hour weekly lecture and 2 hour weekly tutorial culminating to 3 hours contact time per week

  • Surrey-learn will be used as an information portal and will contain lecture notes, practical exercises, solutions to practical exercises, past exam papers and class tests. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in discussions on Surrey-learn to enhance their learning experiences.

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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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
International Financial Management MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Accounting and Finance MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% 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.