MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions: Pre-sessional course

This information is for the 2021/22 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. Any student with a proven accounting background who intends to take AC416 Topics in Financial Reporting is also required to take AC480 Quantitative Methods in Accounting and Finance.

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.

Course selection videos

Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Accounting

Total students 2020/21: 58

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Controlled access 2020/21: 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