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Module

ACC3000 : Case Studies in Finance, Accounting and Business

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Claudia Gabbioneta
  • Lecturer: Dr Neveen Abdelrehim, Dr Habiba Al-Shaer, Dr Marwa Elnahass
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop:

• Students’ knowledge of key business topics, including topics in accounting, finance, ethics and corporate governance;

• Students’ skills of analysis and evaluation through the use of written essay-style questions.

Outline Of Syllabus

The students will be given an introduction to the method of learning using case studies.

The module will take a graduated approach, starting with relatively structured and detailed questions and progressing to more ‘open’ questions as the course moves on.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials182:0036:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities181:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1281:00128:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time91:009:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk31:003:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching and learning methods used in this module will include:
- Lecture materials equating to 36 student hours, in which we will present students with existing theories and frameworks;
- Module talks, in which we will introduce the module and its topics;
- Small group teaching equating to 6 student hours, in which we will discuss case studies;
- Scheduled on-line contact time equating to 9 student hours;
- Reading activities equating to 36 student hours; and
- Guided independent study equating to 110 student hours.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MSeminar questions provided
Prob solv exercises2MSeminar questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

ASSESSMENT IS BY WRITTEN EXAMINATION, WITH QUESTIONS STRUCTURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CASE METHOD AS EMPLOYED IN MODULE TEACHING. THIS METHOD TESTS STUDENTS’ ABILITIES IN CASE ANALYSIS, THE PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA AND IN REPORT WRITING.

Reading Lists

Timetable