INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING - 2021/2
Module code: MANM201
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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.
Surrey Business School
MILLIGAN Victoria (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: N300
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
MANM198 (Principles of Accounting) is a pre-requisite for this module
- Capital structure
- Investors and listed companies
- Financial statements
- International financial reporting standards
- Consolidated financial statements
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||CLASS TEST (50 MINS CLOSED BOOK)||30|
|Examination||2 HOURS EXAMINATION (CLOSED BOOK)||70|
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.
- To provide a course in International Financial Reporting consistent with global accounting standards' requirement and practices.
|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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 11
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.
Programmes this module appears in
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