Module title: Finance for Management Decision Making

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ACC11507
Module leader: Tienyu Hwang
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tienyu Hwang
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, and core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit have been developed to engage you in the learning process. The online materials will be written in such a way as to ensure that you use your prior work experience and reflect upon this as much as possible within the learning materials and throughout assessments, and shared between the participants. You will also be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.

To support learning, you will have access to:
• A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points.
o Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit.
o Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate).
o Case Studies and outline solutions.
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader.
o Self-Assessment Questions.
o Reflective Exercises.
o End of Unit Progress tests.
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
o Examples of assessments - & outline solutions.
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions.

Formative feedback – will be provided throughout the module through feedback on the self-ass

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 10 ALL 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 90 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tienyu Hwang
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, and core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit have been developed to engage you in the learning process. The online materials will be written in such a way as to ensure that you use your prior work experience and reflect upon this as much as possible within the learning materials and throughout assessments, and shared between the participants. You will also be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.

To support learning, you will have access to:
• A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points.
o Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit.
o Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate).
o Case Studies and outline solutions.
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader.
o Self-Assessment Questions.
o Reflective Exercises.
o End of Unit Progress tests.
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
o Examples of assessments - & outline solutions.
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions.

Formative feedback – will be provided throughout the module through feedback on the self-ass

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 10 ALL 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 90 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tienyu Hwang
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, and core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit have been developed to engage you in the learning process. The online materials will be written in such a way as to ensure that you use your prior work experience and reflect upon this as much as possible within the learning materials and throughout assessments, and shared between the participants. You will also be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.

To support learning, you will have access to:
• A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points.
o Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit.
o Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate).
o Case Studies and outline solutions.
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader.
o Self-Assessment Questions.
o Reflective Exercises.
o End of Unit Progress tests.
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
o Examples of assessments - & outline solutions.
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions.

Formative feedback – will be provided throughout the module through feedback on the self-ass

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 10 ALL 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 90 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Objectives of accounting.
The primary financial statements.
Profit v Cash and preparation of cash budgets
Interpretation of financial statements using ratio analysis
Management performance evaluation
Short-term decision making using cost classifications
Capital investment appraisal methods.
Working capital management


Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Discuss the fundamental objectives of accounting
LO2: Analyse and interpret accounting information from a company and a management perspective
LO3: Analyse short-term alternatives for improved decision making
LO4: Evaluate capital investment projects using investment appraisal techniques
LO5: Evaluate systems of working capital

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