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Financial Management - MAN00012M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Ian Money
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
    • See module specification for other years: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

This module analyses the techniques of financial appraisal in a series of decision-making contexts. It provides a detailed examination of the principles of financial management and financial reporting and their links with accounting, economic and organisational theory, highlighting their links to corporate governance and stakeholder institutions. It enables students to acquire an understanding of company performance through the analysis of accounts, whilst critiquing their usefulness for the needs of stakeholders. The module also examines sources of finance and mechanisms for financial planning in a variety of organisations, together with a range of financial management tools and concepts available to managers to facilitate financial decision-making. Finally, the module provides a foundation of knowledge and understanding as a basis for further in-depth study of financial modules or the dissertation.

Module learning outcomes

Successful completion of the module will demonstrate that students are able to:-
Critically evaluate the nature and purpose of financial statements
Analyse the financial performance of an organisation using appropriate financial tools
Understand and evaluate alternative sources of finance available to organisations
Critically evaluate the appropriateness of financial information to meet the needs of stakeholders
Appreciate the value of financial decision-making techniques in the successful development of business strategy
Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of regulatory and conceptual frameworks of accounting


Task Length % of module mark
Essay / Coursework
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay / Coursework
N/A 100

Module feedback

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

Indicative reading

Crowther, D. (2004). Managing Finance: A Socially Responsible Approach, Elsevier.

Additional Reading
Alexander, D. and Britton, A. (2001). Financial Reporting, 7th edition, International Thomson Publishing.
Coombs, H. M. and Jenkins, D. E. (2002). Public Sector Financial Management, Thomson,
Drury, C. Management and Cost Accounting, 6th edition, Thomson Learning
Elliot, J. and Elliot, B. (2004). Financial Accounting and Reporting, 9th edition, FT Prentice Hall.
Glautier, M. and Underdown, N. (2001) Accounting Theory and Practice, 7th edition, FT Prentice Hall.
Jones, R. and Pendelbury, M. (2000). Public Sector Accounting, 5th edition, FT Prentice Hall.
Weetman, P. (2002). Financial and Management Accounting, FT Pitman.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.