ACC40630 Accounting Information for Managers

Academic Year 2023/2024

The objective of this module is to ensure that students have a through grounding in contemporary financial reporting, financial statement analysis and managerial accounting.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: (i) Understand the nature and purpose of corporate financial statements; (ii) Understand how financial accounting information systems work in practice (iii) Carry out advanced financial statement analysis (iv) Describe the role and purpose of Managerial Accounting (v) Apply, understand and critically evaluate fundamental managerial accounting practices with specific reference to cost-volume-profit analysis, budgetary control, decision-making and internal performance evaluation.

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group




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
Continuous Assessment: 1 online test involving multiple choice and/or short answers. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Group Project: Financial Statement Analysis Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Final exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


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

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback on the test will be delivered online through the provision of a grade, solution and additional comments for each question after completion of assessment. Feedback on the group assignment will be provided through the provision of detailed grades by question for the assignment. Further, a report on overall strengths and weaknesses observed in answers will provided online following the completion of the assessment.

Accounting and Finance, An introduction : latest available edition

By E.McLaney & P. Atrill,
ISBN: 978-1292204482

Available in print and ebook form at UCD Michael Smurfit Library
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Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
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