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Accounting Essentials for Business Success


Course overview

This course provides you with an understanding of both financial and management accounting. You learn to appreciate the impact and decisions on cost base and the profitability of a business.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

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Course details

What you study

6th July 2020
Introduction, what is finance, profit and loss

8th July 2020
Balance sheets, cash flow vs. profit, cash management

13th July 2020
Company structures, analysis of company reports, introduction to ratios

15th July 2020
Ratio analysis

20th July 2020
Capital appraisal, appraisal methods, discounted cash flow

22nd July 2020
Introduction to management accounting, business planning, budgets and controls

27th July 2020
Cost behaviour, marginal costing/break-even analysis, accounting in decision making

29th July 2020
Course summary – issues and concerns, assignment activity

How you are assessed

One Blackboard online assessment: to produce an informal report between 1,000 – 1,500 words (excluding appendices) which evaluates and analyses the performance of a selected UK listed company, comparing it with an appropriate comparable company.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course it is necessary that you have access to a computer and that you are comfortable learning via an online platform.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or equivalent.



2020/21 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Enrolment date: Starts Monday 6 July, Mondays & Wednesday for four weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm