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N14G02 Finance and Accounting
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  11/12

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Joint MSc Entrepreneurship Programme Students and Business School MSc students meeting pre-requisites and subject to compliance with module choice requirements, as listed in the degree programme specification. In addition, other MA/MSc students meeting pre-requisites and subject to the discretion of the Director of MSc Programmes. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  Entrepreneurial activity can only succeed if supported by appropriate resources that are then managed to promote economic activity. It is often the case that entrepreneurs have insufficient personal funds to develop a business without resort to external providers of finance. This module will explore the major themes within accounting and finance that are relevant to entrepreneurs. The first part of the module examines internal accounting procedures and accountability to external stakeholders. The second part examines how entrepreneurs finance their venture and the different sources of funds involved at different stages of development.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 12 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
10 x 2 hour weekly lectures. Please note all non-lectures will be timetabled in the Business School

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 100 Exam (2 hours) 

Dr B Reber

Education Aims:  An area that causes concern to many entrepreneurs is a lack of competence and understanding in accounting and finance issues that relate to their business or business plan. This modules aims to provide students with an understanding of basic accounting principles and analysis as well as the various sources of finance available to entrepreneurs, and the uses to which they are best applied.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

Intellectual skills
This module develops:Professional practical skills
This module develops:Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:

Offering School:  Business School

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