Critical Perspectives on Accounting & Finance - MAN00006H

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Jill Webb
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module evaluates the role of accounting and the accounting profession in society, through an examination of accountability in the context of strategic organisational financial practice and financial reporting. Alternative perspectives on corporate financial practice and reporting, including social, environmental, gendered, and political perspectives are also explored. Students must have studied Year One: Financial and Management Accounting as a prerequisite.

Module learning outcomes

  • Explore theoretical perspectives explaining relationships between financial responsibility and organisational accountability
  • Appreciate a range of alternative approaches to financial reporting practice
  • Critically evaluate the role of accounting within society
  • Critically analyse a range of accounting theories on and approaches to reporting practice


Task Length % of module mark
Critical Perspectives on Accounting & Finance
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Critical Perspectives on Accounting & Finance
N/A 100

Module feedback

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks.

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy

Indicative reading

Deegan, C. & Unerman, J. (2011) Financial Accounting Theory, European 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill.

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