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2020/2021  BA-BSOCO2021U  Financial Accounting and Reporting and its Institutional Context

English Title
Financial Accounting and Reporting and its Institutional Context

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
Course coordinator
  • Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan - Department of Accounting (AA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Accounting
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 05-11-2020

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Learning objectives
On completion of this course, the student should have acquired a basic understanding of core theory and practices in accounting. Specifically, the student should be able to:
  • Understand and apply the accounting equation and double entry-accounting
  • Prepare financial statements based on accounting transactions
  • Calculate financial ratios and analyze the information content of these measures
  • Discuss and reflect upon social, institutional and ethical aspects of accounting and financial reporting
  • Understand emerging trends in non-financial reporting
Examination
The exam in the subject consists of two parts:
Midterm - Financial Accounting and Reporting and its Institutional Context:
Sub exam weight15%
Examination formHome assignment - written product
Individual or group examIndividual exam
Size of written productMax. 1 page
Multiple Choice and problems

There is no requirement for number of pages, but you have 3 hours to do the assignment.
Assignment typeWritten assignment
DurationWritten product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodSpring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Final - Financial Accounting and Reporting and its Institutional Context:
Sub exam weight85%
Examination formHome assignment - written product
Individual or group examIndividual exam
Size of written productMax. 5 pages
Assignment typeWritten assignment
Duration24 hours to prepare
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodSummer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The exam is a take-home exam based on a question posed by the course instructor.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to financial accounting and reporting. Students will learn how to prepare, read and interpret corporate financial statements. They will also gain a solid understanding of the theories and practices that lie behind these statements. The course is focused principally on IFRS accounting techniques, but supplement  with social and institutional understanding of accounting and financial reporting.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures, exercise classes, case-based teaching.
A combination of online lectures and face-to-face teaching.
We use CengageNow (which is an online platform that supports our textbook) to work exercises and problems. CengageNow gives continuous feedback on your learning.
Feedback during the teaching period
The course is supplemented by a blended learning approach through the use of CengageNOW. This online platform provides continuous feedback, on the exercises and tests carried out, covering learning objectives in the financial reporting textbook. In addition lectures and workshops will provide extensive opportunities for questions and answers. Students are also encouraged to take full advantage of staff office hours to engage in advancing comprehension of the course objectives.
Student workload
Lectures 24 hours
Excercise classes 12 hours
Preparation 170 hours
Last updated on 05-11-2020