MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions: Pre-sessional course

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Michael Power KSW 3.12


This course is available on the MSc in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

The course is normally only available to MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions students. The purpose of the two pre-sessionals is to acquaint students without any prior, or little, background in accounting to two core areas within accounting: Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. Students with some prior background in accounting may find the sessions to be useful as a "refresher".

Course content

Session 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting and Auditing Session 2: Introduction to Management Accounting


The two sessions are held over two days in September before the start of MT.

Formative coursework

Study materials for the pre-sessional will be made available by means of selected handouts


There is no assessment.

Key facts

Department: Accounting

Total students 2015/16: Unavailable

Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable

Controlled access 2015/16: No

Value: Non-assessed

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness