Bookkeeping & Accounting
This module covers a range of accounting information from the basic principles and concepts of accounting and preparing financial statements to the application of control mechanisms on the
financial accounting system.
The content of this module is designed to introduce the concepts of analysing and interpreting financial statements, working capital management, sources of business finance, and an
introduction to capital investment appraisal.
Cost Accounting 1
On completion of this module students will have a basic knowledge of cost accounting and will have acquired the skills to identify and allocate costs to the production process from a stock
valuation, profit measurement and decision making perspective.
Business Management & Administration
Participants in this module will gain an overview of management and administration systems. Students will be introduced to the areas of production, research and development, marketing,
personnel functions and administration.
Building on material covered in semester one, the module will use financial management techniques to appraise capital investment opportunities that may arise for an entity within a
business environment. Sources of business finance will also be explored in greater detail, and
there will be an introduction to strategic management. The concepts underpinning foreign
exchange will also be introduced.
Cost Accounting 2
This module builds on material covered in semester one. The focus is on the use of costing for internal reporting, enabling managers to provide information for planning and control. In
addition to this the use of budgeting, standard costing and relevant costing will enable the
student to have an appreciation of the nature, function, format and value of internal reporting.
Computerised Accounting Systems – Sage Line 50: The Accounting Fundamentals
This course utilises the Sage Line 50 software package and its application within the accounting function. This software is to help businesses manage their finances, accounts, and customer and
supplier information. The module explores the principle aspects of accounting software packages
through the integration of topics studied previously in semester one along with exploring daily
business tasks such as invoicing, managing suppliers, credit control, budgeting and managing
bank accounts etc.
Business & Company Law
This module is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of both business and company law, as well as the ability to apply the rules and principles of contract law to common
business dealings. There will also be an exploration of certain key principles of the law of torts.
Consumer protection law will also be studied.