This module provides an introduction to more complex areas of financial accountancy and financial reporting. It commences with the concepts and principles of financial accounting & reporting, preparation of financial statements and explores the subjects of ethics and corporate governance.
Students have the chance to gain a solid foundation in the techniques of preparing Single Entity and Group Accounts, which will help them understand advanced financial accounting & reporting techniques in the third year. This module also offers students a critical understanding of key areas of financial accounting.
This module is designed to enhance students’ independent active learning as well as problem-solving skills.
Financial Management introduces the role of the financial manager and focuses on the key issues surrounding investment, financing and distribution decisions.
As a first introduction to finance, specifically, this covers the identification, appraisal and evaluation of investment opportunities in the context of shareholder wealth maximization, the sources of finance available and the markets they trade in. The issues of risk identification, measurement and evaluation is also explored in this module.
This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.
This module explores both a technical, and a critical understanding of key management accountancy concepts and techniques. This includes the application of these in business planning, performance reporting, and in management decision-making.
The module is of particular relevance to those students wishing to pursue a career in accountancy. It also contributes towards exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies including ICAEW, CIMA, and ACCA.
This module explores the importance of auditing work and the regulatory and ethical requirements of working within an accounting environment. The module therefore offers a practical as well as a theoretical perspective on auditing, providing students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the type of role they would be carrying out if they were to pursue a career as an auditor.
This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples (including international case studies).
This module is designed to make students aware of international financial markets and institutions. The need for financial markets and institutions is the underlying scope of the module and students have the opportunity to investigate this importance for their own countries.
Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students.
The optional year is intended to:
- enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience;
- facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development;
- enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility.
This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the University’s approved partner institutions.
During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering.
Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process.
Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.
This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.
This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation.
It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.