AF3000 - Professional Practice for Accounting, Finance and Economics

What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to develop your understanding of professional practice in accounting, finance and economics. It will empower you to develop a commercial mind-set and will give you the opportunity to find out about what it means to work in accounting, finance and economics sectors. You will become more confident in generating and implementing new ideas and will begin to develop your own network of business contacts.





You will deepen your understanding of what it means to work in accounting, finance and economics through a series of lectures and seminars. You will engage with experienced professionals working in accounting, finance and economics through guest lectures and round table discussions that will enable you to deepen your understanding of what it is like to work in your chosen field.





The module centres on collaboration and teamwork, and your team will be required to secure, conduct and record an interview with an established professional and share your experience with the rest of the group (50%). You will also be required to prepare an individual reflective journal mapping your own personal development and experiences (50%). This will enable you to develop group work skills, project management skills, communication skills and reflective practice.

How will I learn on this module?

A range of teaching and learning approaches will be applied in this module. You will be encouraged to generate ideas throughout and will have the opportunity to put these into action.





Each week you will attend a one-hour lecture and a two-hour workshop. In the lectures, you will be introduced to key concepts and principles designed to challenge your ideas and understanding of what it is like to work in accounting, finance and economics and you will hear from guest speakers who will share their own professional experiences. You will gain an appreciation of what skills they possess and find out how they have developed them in order to succeed in their chosen career. Workshops sessions will provide you with the opportunity to further explore the lecture topics and to build up your own skills through practical activities and challenges.





At the start of the module, you will be provided with a teaching and learning plan (TLP) which details the structure and content of the module on a week-by-week basis. Within the teaching and learning plan, you will also be able to access weekly-directed multimedia support of appropriate accounting, finance and economics documentaries, series and movies.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

A range of teaching and learning approaches will be applied in this module. You will be encouraged to generate ideas throughout and will have the opportunity to put these into action.





Each week you will attend a one-hour lecture and a two-hour workshop. In the lectures, you will be introduced to key concepts and principles designed to challenge your ideas and understanding of what it is like to work in accounting, finance and economics and you will hear from guest speakers who will share their own professional experiences. You will gain an appreciation of what skills they possess and find out how they have developed them in order to succeed in their chosen career. Workshops sessions will provide you with the opportunity to further explore the lecture topics and to build up your own skills through practical activities and challenges.





At the start of the module, you will be provided with a teaching and learning plan (TLP) which details the structure and content of the module on a week-by-week basis. Within the teaching and learning plan, you will also be able to access weekly-directed multimedia support of appropriate accounting, finance and economics documentaries, series and movies.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:





Based upon your knowledge and understanding of in accounting, finance and economics, you will develop a commercial mind-set and display an informed awareness of the range of skills required in professional practice (MLO1)









Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:





By engaging with established professionals, you will develop professional communication and presentation skills. (MLO2)






You will be able to display developing reflection skills through group work and project management (MLO3)






Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):





You will develop your enquiry and project management skills through engaging with members of your team in a constructive, ethical and suitable manner. (MLO4)

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment:





You will receive weekly formative feedback throughout the module from the teaching team both on an individual basis and as part of your team.





Summative assessment:





You will be required to interview a professional in accounting, finance or economics as a group and produce a video recording of the interview and a group presentation of your findings in line with your learning on the module. (50%) (MLO1, MLO2, MLO4)





1000 words Individual reflective statement, which documents the progress and learning you have made in developing the necessary skills and acumen to achieve success as an accounting, finance and economics student (50%) (ML01, MLO3)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module is designed to develop your understanding of what it is like to work in accounting, finance and economics. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to engage with established professionals from the world of accounting, finance and economics whilst developing a network of professional contacts. This will empower you to develop your own commercial awareness, which will be invaluable in your later studies and future career. You will learn through a process of enquiry, often co-operatively with peers, using digital information and technologies. In short it will develop your ability to think independently, to work in teams, to communicate (present and reflect) and to collaborate to create new knowledge and understanding of professional practice within your areas

Course info

UCAS Code N775

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Newcastle Business School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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