ACC40580 Integrative Analysis in Accounting

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module develops students' abilities to excel in the professional accounting environment by drawing on the understanding of technical accounting issues in other modules on this programme. The module aims to improve students' ability to apply their knowledge in an interdisciplinary manner, cognisant of the potential for solutions to problems to come from more than one perspective.The module focuses on the complex environment within which Irish accountants and business advisers operate and aims to develop in students the analytical, creative and critical thinking skills to offer rigorous solutions to the problems faced by their clients and society more generally. A case-based, problem-solving approach will be adopted. The cases will present a range of scenarios solutions to which will draw from, for example, financial reporting, budgeting and control, audit and tax. The cases will emphasise critical thinking, professional communication and ethics.


Students must attempt all the assessment components of a module.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Understand and coherently discuss the role and limitations of the professional accountant in providing business solutions;
2. Interpret business scenarios through an accounting lens and reporting, budgetary and performative audit, tax and investment issues arising from those scenarios;
3. Generate and critically analyse potential solutions to the problems posed in such scenarios to rigorous professional standards;
4. Think creatively and in an interdiscplinary manner about accounting problems individually and in teams;
5. Research and conclude on accounting problems using the appropriate range of academic and professional literature;
6. Identify the ethical implications of their decisions; and6. Professioanlly and convincingly present their findings and conclusions verbally and in writing professionally and with sufficient support and evidence.

Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

36

Specified Learning Activities

24

Autonomous Student Learning

90

Total

150

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination 3 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% No

70

Continuous Assessment: Individual Mock Exam Unspecified n/a Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% No

15

Continuous Assessment: Group Presentation Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% No

15


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 3 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Summer
     
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 36, 37 Fri 09:30 - 12:20
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 36 Mon 09:30 - 12:20
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 21, 22 Thurs 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 36, 37 Thurs 09:30 - 12:20
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 19 Thurs 11:30 - 13:20
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 19 Thurs 14:30 - 16:20
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 36, 37 Tues 09:30 - 12:20
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 36, 37 Wed 09:30 - 12:20
Lecture Offering 51 Week(s) - 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 Wed 11:30 - 13:20
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