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Accounting & Economics

Accounting Essentials for Business Success

 
  • Note: this course group is full. Email summer.university@tees.ac.uk to check for availability.
 

Course overview

You gain 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.

You learn through a combination of live sessions using Microsoft Teams and pre-recorded sessions. All learning materials and recordings are uploaded to our online learning platform, Blackboard.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Monday 7 June, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Applications open early April.

This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

Session one
Introduction, what is finance, profit and loss

Session two
Balance sheets, cash flow vs. profit, cash management

Session three
Company structures, analysis of company reports, introduction to ratios

Session four
Ratio analysis

Session five
Capital appraisal, appraisal methods, discounted cash flow

Session six
Introduction to management accounting, business planning, budgets and controls

Session seven
Cost behaviour, marginal costing/break-even analysis, accounting in decision making

Session eight
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) in a professional style 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 you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

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

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Monday 7 June, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm