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2017/2018  BA-BINBO1131U  Financial Accounting

English Title
Financial Accounting

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Fourth Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course coordinator
  • Christian Plesner Rossing - Department of Accounting and Auditing (AA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Accounting
Last updated on 16-08-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: After having completed the course students should be able to:
  • Read, understand and examine the data in an annual report.
  • Fully comprehend the difference between cash and accrual accounting.
  • Prepare financial statements from the source data based on accounting transactions.
  • Understand the critical role of ethics in providing decision useful accounting information.
  • Develop financial ratios for a company and analyze the information content of these measures to make sound business decisions.
Examination
Financial Accounting:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
100% multiple choice prøve
Assignment type Multiple choice
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring and Summer, the regular exam takes place in May/June. The make-up and re-examination takes place in August.
Aids Limited aids, see the list below:
The student is allowed to bring
  • Non-programmable, financial calculators: HP10bll+ or Texas BA II Plus
  • Language dictionaries in paper format
The student will have access to
  • Advanced IT application package
At all written sit-in exams the student has access to the basic IT application package (Microsoft Office (minus Excel), digital pen and paper, 7-zip file manager, Adobe Acrobat, Texlive, VLC player, Windows Media Player). PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the exam : Read more about exam aids and IT application packages here
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
The re-take follows the same rules as regular examination
Description of the exam procedure

 

 

 

 

Course content and structure
  • Accounting as a form of communication
  • Financial statements and Annual Reports
  • Double-entry bookkeeping
  • Cash basis and accrual basis of accounting
  • Inventories and Cost of Goods Sold
  • Cash, receivables and short term investments
  • Fixed Assets (Tangible & Intangible)
  • Goodwill
  • Current Liabilities, Present Value, and Long-term liabilities
  • Shareholders’ Equity
  • Cash Flow Statements
  • Financial Statement Analysis


Course aim:
Students learn to develop their understanding of financial accounting via reference to practical examples, exercises and mini-cases.
 
Relation to a Business or an Institutional Setting: Class discussions are focused around multinational companies in different industries – both European and US. The course textbook has many good examples from US business life, which will be contrasted against their European peers.

Relation to International Business or Economics: The core theme of the course is the financial accounting within multinational corporations.

 

Teaching methods
The teaching sessions comprise lectures and class discussions as well as practical exercises. Problems and exercises are at times given for homework and to be included as a part of class discussions. Various mini case problems are considered, whereby students are expected to analyze and interpret the accounts of a company under certain conditions. In addition to the sessions there are workshops to work through more extensive financial reporting and accounting problems and to when required review the most important points of the lectures through supplementary exercises, and thus prepare students even better for the final examination.
Feedback during the teaching period
The student will have to actively seek feedback from the teacher. This can be done at the office hours of the course coordinator/teacher.
Student workload
Teaching Sessions 42 hours
Workshops 13 hours
Preparation for exam and classes 158 hours
Expected literature

Introduction to Financial Accounting, 10th edition, (Norton & Porter) : CENGAGE Learning publishers

Last updated on 16-08-2017