MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions: Pre-sessional course

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Michael Power KSW 3.12

and Dr Kenneth Lee, OLD 3.29


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions. This course is not available as an outside option.

The course is only available to MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions students. The purpose of this pre-sessional is to acquaint students, both with and without any prior, or little, background in accounting, to the critical approach to be adopted on the core course AC424.  Students with some prior background in accounting will find the session to be useful as a "refresher" about accounting fundamentals, but are also advised to take AC480 Quantitative Methods in Accounting and Finance if they wish to take advanced accounting options.

Course content

Introduction to Accounting, Organizations and Institutions


The sessions are held 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 2018/19: 43

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

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