BE155-7-SP-CO:
International Financial Reporting

The details
2019/20
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 14 January 2019
Friday 22 March 2019
20
03 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

MSC N43112 International Accounting and Banking,
MSC N431PP International Accounting and Banking with Professional Placement

Module description

The module commences with a comparative analysis of the development of national accounting systems. Next the role of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and its impact on financial reporting internationally will be examined in the context of perceived advantages and disadvantages of harmonisation and standardisation. Although the importance of the IASB is primarily seen in the context of capital markets, we will also consider the particular financial reporting needs of developing countries.
The module then considers several country studies, including examples of financial reporting taken from North America, Europe and Japan. Finally the module considers some specific issues related to comparative international financial analysis.

Module aims

The purpose of this module is to provide students with a critical understanding of current issues in international financial reporting

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

• Identify and evaluate the factors which help to explain differences in the main types of financial reporting system in use internationally.

• Critically evaluate the role of the IASB in promoting international harmonisation and standardisation of financial reporting.

• Assess the benefits and costs associated with issues such as the increased harmonisation of financial statements.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This is a ten week module. There will be a two hour teaching session each week. Students are expected to study the appropriate readings and review the relevant class topics before the session. These sessions are an important element in developing a critical awareness of the financial reporting literature.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework 4,000 words coursework 23/04/2020

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Professor Musa Mangena and Dr Hang Pham
ebspgtad@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

Dr Mohamed Karim Sorour
Northumbria University
Associate Professor of Accounting/ Head of Accounting Subject
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
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