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Undergraduate Course: Accountancy 2B (ACCN08010)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAdvanced costing systems, budgeting and standard costing, current practical issues in management accounting.
Course description The current course contents develop your knowledge from your previous course. Particular emphasis of the course will be on managers generation and application of management accounting information to assist them to reach better-informed decisions. Emphasis will be placed upon relevant aspects of cost accounting systems, standard costing, budgeting as well as the control and performance evaluation of responsibility centres.

Accountancy 2B is an intermediate course. It builds on the knowledge gained in Accountancy 1A (basic accounting terms) and Accountancy 1B by examining more advanced aspects of accounting in the core areas of management accounting. It is intended that the course will offer a bridge for students proceeding to the study of cost/management accounting at Honours-level.

Outline Content

Joint and By-Product Costing
Income effects of alternative cost accumulation systems
Measuring relevant costs and revenues for decision-making
Activity-based costing
The Budgeting Process
Divisional financial performance measures
Transfer pricing in divisionalized companies
Quantitative models for the planning and control of inventories
Introduction to strategic management accounting - Cost Management

Student Learning Experience

Students will experience the identification and evaluation of different ways of learning including the assimilation of presented material, structured and free choice reading, interaction with staff and other students, practice by doing, use of learning facilities such as library and IT support. While the collaboration with others in the learning process is encouraged the enhancement of independent learning and self-management in finding, organising, assimilating information and in applying this knowledge is central to the course.

Students will develop an ability to work with others either through virtual participation in their online discussion and in-person discussion (where applicable) during their tutorial sessions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Accountancy 1A (ACCN08007) AND Accountancy 1B (ACCN08008)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students must have at least 1 introductory level course in Accounting/Management Accounting at grade B or above for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses. It is recommended that Full Year students also take Accountancy 2A (ACCN08009).
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 165 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Written Exam (Individual)- 3 hours


Feedback Formative: Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Summative: Feedback will be provided on assessment within agreed deadlines.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Utilise advanced techniques to produce accounting information which assists internal management to identify, assess and control performance and to make decisions.
  2. Understand how managers generate and apply management accounting information to assist them to reach better-informed decisions.
  3. Understand and apply relevant aspects of cost accounting systems, standard costing, budgeting as well as the control and performance evaluation of responsibility centres.
  4. Critically discuss contemporary developments in management accounting techniques.
Reading List
Drury, C. and Tayles, M. (2021), Management and Cost Accounting (11th Edition)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Communication, ICT, and Numeracy Skills

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Convey meaning and message through a wide range of communication tools, including digital technology and social media; to understand how to use these tools to communicate in ways that sustain positive and responsible relationships.

Critically evaluate and present digital and other sources, research methods, data and information; discern their limitations, accuracy, validity, reliability and suitability; and apply responsibly in a wide variety of organisational contexts.

Practice: Applied Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Work with a variety of organisations, their stakeholders, and the communities they serve - learning from them, and aiding them to achieve responsible, sustainable and enterprising solutions to complex problems.

Cognitive Skills

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Be self-motivated; curious; show initiative; set, achieve and surpass goals; as well as demonstrating adaptability, capable of handling complexity and ambiguity, with a willingness to learn; as well as being able to
demonstrate the use digital and other tools to carry out tasks effectively, productively, and with attention to quality.

Knowledge and Understanding

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of contemporary organisational disciplines; comprehend the role of business within the contemporary world; and critically evaluate and synthesise primary
and secondary research and sources of evidence in order to make, and present, well informed and transparent organisation-related decisions, which have a positive global impact.

Identify, define and analyse theoretical and applied business and management problems, and develop approaches, informed by an understanding of appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative techniques, to explore and solve them responsibly.
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Yew-Ming Chia
Tel: (0131 6)51 3024
Email: Yew.Ming.Chia@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Dunn
Tel: (01316) 513758
Email: ldunn2@ed.ac.uk
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