ACC40920 MAcc Capstone

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills by requiring them to develop a solution to a real accounting related problem facing an organisation. The module aims to help students draw on and integrate the knowledge they have acquired in other modules on the programme and apply it to a real-world situation. Prior to the project start date students will engage in various workshops to support the project process such as research methods, problem solving skills, report writing and presenting to boards. The projects will be undertaken in groups and will result in a written report that they will have to present to the organisation and faculty.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will be able to integrate various strands of accounting to successfully complete a specific accounting related problem; apply appropriate research, analytical and problem solving skills to the problem assigned; operate effectively as a team to negotiate, collaborate and lead in completing the problem; and justify their findings to both academic and organisation advisors.

Indicative Module Content:

This course is a "live" consulting assignment

Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Seminar (or Webinar)


Field Trip/External Visits


Autonomous Student Learning




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
Group Project: "Live" consulting assignment Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

This will occur following the final presentation to the client

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