Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course contributes to the educational objectives of the Bachelor's Degree Programme, which aims to provide a complete training in the management disciplines, as it provides to students the basic knowledge to identify the economic and financial effects of an entity’s transactions and events, to record them through the double entry bookkeeping system and to prepare the financial report also according to the International regulation (IFRS).
Expected learning outcomes
The course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of financial accounting adopting an international perspective. The course provides the essential conceptual and contextual background underlying the preparation of financial reports useful for decision making. It considers the detailed issues and problems of international financial reporting both in general and through the specific regulatory requirements of the European Union and the International Accounting Standards Boards. On completion of the course students should be able to: record firm transactions using the double-entry system, prepare financial statements, apply specific accounting principles and rules, understand reasons and consequences arising from different national accounting systems, discuss the arguments for and against global accounting convergence.
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
The students of the Bachelor's Degree Program Economics-curriculum Economics, Markets and Finance will gain knowledge and understanding about operating setting of companies, financial statements and other financial tools for decision processes taking an international perspective. At the end of this course, students will know and understand:
- the economic and financial nature of an entity transactions and events;
- the method of double entry bookkeeping in accounting;
- the accounting records of daily transactions and their effects on financial report;
- the adjustment process at the end of the period aimed at rectifying and integrating values to determine the net profit and the equity;
- the national accounting alternatives and causes and consequences arising from diversities in the various domestic accounting systems;
-arguments for and against global accounting convergence.
-the International accounting regulation (IFRS) in the financial reports measurement and disclosure;
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Students of the Bachelor's Degree Programme Economics and Business - Economics, Markets and Finance must be able to contextualize their knowledge applying it to the production of accounting information for decision processes. At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- record the main transactions using double entry bookkeeping, adjust values, prepare financial statements;
- draw up the income statement and the final balance sheet considering the accounting data available from the opening balance sheet, the description of transactions taking place during the accounting period, and information about final adjustments;
- apply the principal international accounting standards (IFRS) in preparing financial reports;
- critically evaluate the different accounting options in measuring and disclosing financial items and understand the choices made by the International regulation (IFRS).
Additional Learning Requirement (ALR) Mathematics:
First-year students cannot take any exam in the business, economic or quantitative area if they have this ALR (Additional Learning Requirement) pending.
Second- or later-year students cannot take any exam at all if they have this ALR pending
There are no formal prerequisites for this course. It represents the second part of the “Accounting and Business Administration” course (12 credits).
The course focuses on the production of economic information for external communication and its regulation in a global context.
1. Accounting in Business
2. Accounting for Business Transactions
3. Adjusting Accounts for Financial Statements
4. Accounting for Merchandising Operations
5. Inventories and Cost of Sales
6. Cash, Fraud, and Internal Control
7. Accounting for Receivables
8. Accounting for Long-Term Assets
9. Accounting for Current Liabilities
10. Accounting for Long-Term Liabilities
11. Corporate Reporting and Analysis
12. Reporting Cash Flows
13. Analysis of Financial Statements
IFRS conceptual framework and specific IAS/IFRS standards
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, McGraw Hill 2020 – ISBN 9781307610185
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The exam will be in the written form. It includes open questions, multiple choices and one exercise to verify the knowledge of the theory and the students' practical skills.
POTENTIAL VARIATIONS IN CASE OF ONLINE EXAMS DUE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY.
Classes will comprise a mixture of theoretical input and problem-based discussions, they are interactive classes during which students will be required to actively participate. Regular classes will be supplemented by weekly tutorials dealing with the more technical dimensions of financial accounting and consisting mainly in assisted solutions of problems and exercises.
Lectures and the textbook are the primary sources of preparation for the final examination.
Type of exam
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals
This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development
Last update of the programme: 25/10/2021
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