1 MODULE SPECIFICATION . Part 1: Information Module Title Advanced Case Study

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MODULE SPECIFICATION
. Part 1: Information Module Title
Advanced Case Study
Module Code
UMADQJ-15-3
Level
3 For implementation from
September 2019 UWE Credit Rating
15 ECTS Credit Rating
7.5 Faculty
FBL Field
Accounting and Finance Department
Accounting Economics and Finance
Contributes towards
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (Top Up ) (Compulsory)
BSc (Hons) Accounting (Compulsory) Module type:
Standard Pre-requisites
None Excluded Combinations
None Co- requisites
None Module Entry requirements
N/A
Part 2: Description
This module provides a comprehensive opportunity to consolidate your learning on the programme by supporting the development of important skills. The module enhances your ability to contextualise your knowledge and develops your critical reasoning skills through simulating real-life scenarios that allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of the core modules you have studied on the programme. You will be required to stretch and challenge yourself in identifying the connections in your previous studies across the levels and how these are relevant is solving strategic organisational problems. You will need to be able to select relevant information from a significant large amount of information and you will need to be able to use appropriate information to make reasoned judgement and proffer solutions to specific strategic problems in an organisational setting. These will require you to draw on your previous knowledge and skills as well as the development skills in synthesis, critical reasoning and strategic decision making that are regularly used in various work situations for aspiring business professionals. Topics will include strategies for managing organisational risk in a number of contexts, including technological change and the risk for SMEs and entrepreneurs as well as large corporations. There will be a focus on emerging developments in accounting and finance, including the deployment of artificial intelligence and technology in the discipline. Students will explore and apply ethical perspectives to current issues, including consideration of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, accountability, ethical investment, equality and diversity issues.
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Part 3: Assessment: Strategy and Details
The assessment methods are designed to provide summative feedback and to enable students to demonstrate that they have achieved the learning outcomes of the module. Formative feedback will be provided as part of the taught units and through student contacts with the tutors on the module. There are two assessment components on the module:
Component A – Case Study Examination 2 hours (60%)
A pre-seen case study will be made available to students prior to the examination. The case study will draw on a range of accounting and finance disciplines and will test students understanding of a wide range of topics, concepts and techniques that have been learnt on the programme. The questions will not be made available in advance. Students will be encouraged to undertake research into the aspects of accounting and finance issues covered in the case study.
Component B – Group Coursework (40%) 1500 words plus 250 word reflection
The group course work comprise of a 15 minutes group presentation (B1- 30%) and group report (B2- 70%) both on the same topic. Students will be required to evaluate and make recommendations around a relevant contemporary issue within accounting disciplines. Students will also write a 250 word reflection on their group experience and team working skills development.
Identify final timetabled piece of assessment (component and element)
Component A % weighting between components A and B (Standard modules only)
A:
B:
60%
40%
First Sit Component A (controlled conditions) Description of each element Element weighting (as % of component)
1. 2 hour examination based on case study with pre issued information
100% Component B Description of each element Element weighting (as % of component)
1. Group presentation (15 minutes)
30%
2. Group report (1500 words)and 250 word individual reflection (1750 words total)
70% Resit (further attendance at taught classes is not required) Component A (controlled conditions) Description of each element Element weighting (as % of component)
1. 2 hour examination based on case study with pre issued information
100% Component B Description of each element Element weighting (as % of component)
1. Recorded presentation 5 minutes
30%
2. 1000 word individual report with 250 words individual reflection
70%
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Part 4: Learning Outcomes & KIS Data
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
 Synthesise and evaluate data and information from multiple sources, and
challenge viewpoints, ideas and concepts and make well-reasoned
judgements (A,B)
 Identify the relationship between organisational structure, financing
decisions and corporate reporting (A,B)
 Explain the nature of risk and describe how risks may be managed through
organisational and financial strategies in a variety of contexts(A, B)
 Identify alternative ethical frameworks and practices within business. (A)
 Work in a team and make effective presentations (B)
 Critically explore and apply ethical perspectives to current issues in
accounting and finance, including consideration of sustainability, corporate
social responsibility, accountability, ethical investment, equality and
diversity issues (A, B)
 Apply strategic decision making in a variety of organizational contexts (A,
B)
Key Information
Sets Information
(KIS)
Contact Hours
Total Assessment
The module will be delivered on the basis of a one-hour weekly lecture and two-hour
weekly workshop. The lectures are aimed to underpin the theoretical contents of the
module and to expose students to the requirements of the module.
Key Information Set – Module data
Number of credits for this module 15
Hours to
be
allocated
Scheduled
learning and
teaching
study hours
Independent
study hours
Placement
study hours
Allocated
Hours
150 36 114 0 150
The table below indicates as a percentage the total assessment of the module which
constitutes a;
Written Exam: Unseen or open book written exam
Coursework: Written assignment or essay, report, dissertation, portfolio, project or in class
test
Practical Exam: Oral Assessment and/or presentation, practical skills assessment,
practical exam (i.e. an exam determining mastery of a technique)
Total assessment of the module:
Written exam assessment percentage 60%
Coursework assessment percentage 40%
Practical exam assessment percentage 0%
100%
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Reading List
The reading list for this module is still being developed but can be accessed via link below
https://uwe.rl.talis.com/lists/979DE251-A1DC-69EB-94F2-8C02F0F68FD0.html
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FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
First CAP Approval Date
UVP 10 July 2018 link to UCP Business Case
Revision ASQC Approval Date
Version
1
Link to RIA

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