ACC41050 Integrative Analysis in Acc

Academic Year 2023/2024

The module seeks to give students the ability to apply knowledge, understanding and skills, performing to the standards required in employment. It also seeks to teach students a robust technique for dealing with case study style professional exams as used in both the FAE for Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Professional Exams for ACCA.
It is taught predominantly through case studies. It teaches students to take an integrated and multi disciplinary approach to problem solving and decision making looking at all relevant issues.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the module, participants should be able to:

• competently handle an integrated case study and prepare a coherent written response addressing the key issues in the case study scenario using a standardised approach

• Understand and apply appropriate decision making techniques and tools to facilitate short term and long term business decision making

• deal with ambiguity and demonstrate judgement in tackling business issues relevant to a professional accountant

• effectively communicate the results of their analysis verbally and in writing in order to support decision-making needs of senior executives and professional accountants

Indicative Module Content:

• Strategic management & leadership
• strategic finance
• strategic management accounting
• accounting and financial reporting
• governance, risk management, professional ethics and sustainability
• data analytics, artificial intelligence & emerging technologies
In addition to working through case studies (which are completed in groups and on an individual basis) the module also covers areas not explicitly covered in other modules such as business leadership; decision making techniques and frameworks; divisional performance analysis; CSR; ethics; emerging technologies. This course teaches students to apply their technical knowledge in an integrated manner using business simulations. It also aims to teach students to apply a strategic approach to business problems.

Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning










Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final Exam 2.25 hours, a case study style exam. 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% No


Continuous Assessment: The CA component for this module comprises in class presentations (15%) and a CA assignment (15%) Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be delivered on a one to one basis following the completion of the CA component

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