International Accounting and Finance Issues

Module code: ACFI 3424

Module description

The module introduces international accounting and international finance to a non-expert audience (there are no prerequisites). The topics this module would touch upon includes the following:

  • It will look at and compare different approaches to developing accounting rules and regulations on the international stage.
  • It will look at current issues such as convergence/harmonisation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the problems associated with implementation.
  • It will look at control of global operations and performance evaluation in the context of globalisation.
  • It will look at the role of international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as well as the impact of globalisation on finance

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 44 hours
  • Tutorials: 22 hours


  • Contemporary essay (1800 words): 50%
  • Unseen exam (120 mins): 50%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books