Accounting and Managers

Module code: ACFI 5020

Module description

This module provides an overview of accounting and finance issues:

From an external viewpoint it will include an analysis of company performance via the interpretation of corporate annual reports. This interpretation will be set within the framework of the normative economic objective of shareholder wealth maximisation. It will, therefore, also involve a consideration of the process of shareholder value creation and the measurement of performance within this context.

From an internal perspective the module will also consider the generation and analysis of information for management use. This will involve an analysis of management accounting and its general role within activities such as planning, control, performance management and decision-making.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 24 hours
  • Tutorials: 12 hours


  • Written assignment: 70%
  • Group work: 30%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books