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Unit information: Social Accounting in 2018/19

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Unit name Social Accounting
Unit code EFIM30036
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Uche
Open unit status Not open

At least one accounting course; EFIM20007 Financial Accounting OR ACCG20011 Management Accounting



School/department School of Economics, Finance and Management
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law


This unit aims to expand students’ knowledge on the roles of accounting in society. The course draws on accounting research that examines topics on a range of societal issues [including, social, ethics and environmental responsibility, (past and modern) slavery, human rights, catastrophe, culture, (in) equality and diversity]. The course will provide students with the opportunity to critically evaluate research, theories and practice on these important topics.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the theoretical lens that underpin the research on social accounting.
  2. Develop a critical understanding of accounting and accountability as concepts.
  3. Critically evaluate the role of accounting in transforming and sustaining organisations, institutions, and society.

Teaching details

Lectures and classes.

Assessment Details

The formative assessment is a 1,500 words individual essay.

The summative assessment is a closed-book, one-and-a-half hours examination (100% of total marks). (This assesses all ILOs)

Reading and References

Journal articles drawn from the accounting and finance field.