15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This unit will introduce students to key philosophical concepts that can enhance and develop their understanding of the roles of accounting, financial management and finance in organisations and society. Students will explore key philosophical debates and their application to global, topical issues in accounting and finance. The unit will also discuss philosophical perspectives that suggest alternatives to current accounting, financial management and finance practices. In addition, the unit will enhance students critical reasoning capabilities, developing employability and life-skills. In this way, students will develop a critical appreciation of key philosophical issues related to both research and practice.

Staff Contact: Sharon Rose
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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