Analyze and critically evaluate the effectiveness of the system of audit and corporate governance

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Analyze and critically evaluate the effectiveness of the system of audit and corporate governance

Introduction

You should read this study guide carefully and also ensure that all the links have been followed to other accompanying documents that include, for example, information on coursework submission. Information in this study guide is maintained by John Aston, email address john.aston@brunel.ac.uk, Room 202o , Direct line is 01895 265230.. email is the preferred method of contact or office hours which will be notified on Blackboard.

Policy statements

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These policies and procedures, and rules and regulations, are liable to change from one academic year to another. You should therefore ensure that you make yourself aware of these, as you cannot later claim a lack of knowledge on these matters.

Module detail

Module title [ Financial Resources Management

Department/School Brunel Business School

Credits 15

Level PG

Module leader John Aston

Other staff

For academic year 2014/15

Which term Term 2

Contact and private study time Lectures [22 hours]

Labs/Seminars [None]

Private Study [128 hours]

Surgery hours available [None )]

Total [150 hours for 15 credits)

Office hours [2 hours]

Assessment Method Proportion of marks

Coursework 100%

Examination None

This module is to be taken as part of the following courses MSc Management

Note that the details provided in this study guide are based on the formal Module Outline for this module which sets out the agreed content, learning outcomes, assessment and teaching methods. The details in this Module Outline have been formally agreed by Senate and, once published, will not change for the academic year in question. Module Outline documents for your programme of study can be found by looking at Course and Module Data held by Registry at https://moss.brunel.ac.uk/SiteDirectory/documentarchive/Brunel%20Business%20School/Forms/AllItems.aspx. At the same location you will also find the formal scheme of studies document for your degree course which sets out the modules that you must study in order to complete your degree. The formal outline for modules is necessarily brief, so you will find that this study guide will give you more detailed information.

Access to support material

The teaching, learning and support material is provided electronically via the University’s Blackboard Learn system. You can gain access to the Blackboard Learn system via the following webpage:

https://blackboard.brunel.ac.uk/

Introduction/aims/background

The aim of this module is to:

Understand the issues and challenges that confront managers responsible for financial management. The concepts topics and methodological approaches and tools relevant to the analysis of the financial statements of the organisation and the development of financial strategies are evaluated and analysed.

 

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