INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE PROJECT - 2020/1
Module code: MANM399
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This is a core module for the MSc Accounting and Finance Programme. Being the final element of the Programme, it provides an opportunity to conduct study on an international accounting or finance-related situation and reflect on it.
Students will have the opportunity to consult with the module convenor while deciding on the business case that interests them. The research should be based on secondary data sources.
Support session will be conducted by the module convenor to assist students to gain a clear understanding of the requirements of the report.
Surrey Business School
HUA Shan (SBS)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: N400
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Cases in Accounting and Finance
Students will identify a topic area of interest that they wish to study further through their project. This must be relevant to their programme of study. The module is based on self-directed study and research, which takes place during the summer.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||Individual project report (5000 words)||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the achievements of the module’s learning outcomes.
The student is assessed on the basis of a 5,000 word project report including a 500 word executive summary. The assessment is designed to capture the ability of the students to design and execute a small piece of empirical research on an accounting or finance topic and to critically discuss and evaluate the research findings. All projects are checked for plagiarism using an electronic plagiarism detection system.
Formative assessment and feedback:
Students should build on the outcomes and feedback received in the Cases in Accounting and Finance module and develop a project using secondary research that demonstrates the successful understanding the module’s aims and outcomes. Additionally, the module offers a platform (via SurreyLearn) for students to give and receive feedback. Finally, weekly office hours aim to provide additional feedback and advise students where necessary.
- To select an international accounting or finance-related issue from a range of topics, conduct independent research and complete a report
- To demonstrate the techniques essential in writing reports covered in the taught module “Cases in Accounting and Finance
|001||Demonstrate an understanding of international accounting and finance issues and developments and apply them to particular cases||CKPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 300
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The module commences in the Summer Semester and will be completed by late September of the same year.
The learning strategy is designed to develop the students’ ability to conduce and report independent research. It builds on the Cases in Accounting and Finance module, allowing students to gain experience of applying some of the principles and methods learned.
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 for INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE PROJECT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm399
Programmes this module appears in
|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 2020/1 academic year.