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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

GILL Jaitinder (SBS)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: N300

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 100

Seminar Hours: 20

Guided Learning: 20

Captured Content: 10

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
Online Scheduled Summative Class Test Online Test (Open Book) Set Time and Date (50 minutes) 30
Examination Online Online Exam (Open Book) (4 hour window) 70

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:

  • An online mid-term open-book class test which carries 30% of the total mark of this module. 

  • An online open-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 seminars. Constant feedback is given, especially through the seminar 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 seminar 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

  • develop and expand on the knowledge from Principles of Accounting by focusing on international accounting standards
  • apply international financial reporting standards for private and listed companies
  • enable students to prepare consolidated financial statements

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Apply accounting principles and key concepts KCPT
002 Critically evaluate and apply international financial reporting standards to a range of scenarios KCPT
003 Explain recent and proposed changes to financial reporting standards KCPT
004 Prepare consolidated financial statements for a group of companies KCPT

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 on-demand captured content and 2 hour weekly seminar

  • 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
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 2022/3 academic year.