Foundations of Management 2: Financial Control and Governance (modular)

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Yally Avrahampour NAB 4.37


This course is compulsory on the Executive Global MSc Management. This course is not available as an outside option.

The information in this course guide pertains to the 2017-2019 cohort.

Course content

This course teaches, over two modules, topics relating to financial accounting and management accounting.  In so doing the course also examines the relationship between the exercise of financial control within organizations and the setting of external standards relating to governance, and the implications of this for the organization of firms.  In the first module the course covers topics such as the construction of the financial statements, and then considers topics relating to measurement, for example the contrast between historical cost and fair value and the recognition of intangible assets.  In the second module the course examines topics relating to the determination of the cost of a product or service, balanced performance measurement, economic value added and strategic control.


Eight sessions composed of lecture and case discussion spread out equally over two LSE modules.

The course will run between the following dates:

29 August - 09 September 2017

11-16 December 2017

Formative coursework

Formative assignment after module 2.

Indicative reading

Kaplan, R. & Atkinson, A. (2014) Advanced Management Accounting, Weetman, P. (2011) Financial Accounting: An Introduction


This course will not be assessed.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2016/17: 42

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Controlled access 2016/17: No

Value: Non-credit bearing

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