Introduction to Accounting 3B00DV85-3001 01.08.2019-20.10.2019 2 cr(19IB1, ...)+-
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course, ABC of accounting, introduces the fundamentals of company accounting principles and practices. The perspective is practical, including both financial and management accounting themes.
After completing the course, the students will be able to:
• understand the role and relevancy of finance function within a company
• understand relevant finance and accounting terminology
• utilize key finance and accounting elements of a company
• What are Profit & Loss, Balance sheet and Cash Flow?
• What are financial and management accounting about?
• What is double entry bookkeeping system?
• How to evaluate business financials?
The student recognizes the role of accounting in a company and relevant accounting principles and practices. The student can name the most relevant topics in financial accounting and sees the purpose of operating a business. The student identifies the principles of bookkeeping and financial statements and can make basic bookkeeping postings. He/she recognizes the key principles of Finnish business taxation and legal obligations. The student is able to give and receive feedback and take responsibility as an individual learner, and act as part of a team.
The student is able to structure the connection between profitability, balance sheet and cash flow. The student can apply the principles of double entry postings and name the phases of year end close. The student is able to apply calculations for VAT, payroll and other obligations; he/she can make simple year end closings based on financial accounting process. The student is able to give and receive constructive feedback and develop his/her interaction skills, adding value to the team.
The student adapts the course themes at advanced level. He/she expands the context with curiosity and analyses the course themes actively. The student finds the path towards academic approach and uses relevant information sources. The student is able to evaluate and assess financial accounting processes and build creative solutions by combining the course themes. The student pays needed attention to detail in cases, looks for alternative perspectives. The student uses feedback to iterate the learning process. The student is able to develop creative and constructive working methods and bring professional commitment throughout the course.
Language of instruction
01.08.2019 - 20.10.2019
10.06.2019 - 02.09.2019
Unit, in charge
Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business