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Managing Finance II

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This course provides a further study of financial statements, planning and control and other financial management techniques.

Students should have completed Managing Finance I, or have a prior knowledge of accounting.

The aim of the course is to provide a more detailed/advanced understanding of financial management techniques.

At the conclusion of this course students will have an understanding of:

  • financial analysis
  • budgets
  • budgetary control
  • business plans
  • break-even point
  • capital investment appraisal
  • some other management accounting techniques.

The course is open to all, no prior qualifications are necessary.

Learning and teaching

Lecture programme:

  • introduction: themes and topics
  • financial analysis/measurement and appreciation of results
  • financial analysis/measurement and appreciation of results
  • budgets and budgetary control
  • cost-volume-profit analysis (break-even point)
  • consolidated accounts
  • product profitability, capital investment appraisal and discounted cash flow
  • the annual report and accounts
  • business plans
  • recapitulation and conclusion.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment for this course consists of three written exercises on:

  • financial analysis
  • budgets and budgetary control
  • various, including product profitability and discounted cash flow.

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

  • Pendlebury, M and Groves, R 2003. 6th edition Company Accounts, Analysis, Interpretations and Understanding London : Thomson Books
  • Attrill, P, Harvey, D and McLaney, E 2000 Accounting for Business Butterworth Heinemann
  • Thomas, A 2009 6th edition Introduction to Financial Accounting McGraw Hill Publishing Co.
  • Barrow, C 2001 Financial Management for Small Businesses Kogan Page
  • Burrow, P 2001 The Best Laid Business Plans - How to write them, How to pitch them  Virgin Business Guides published by Mackays of Catham plc
  • Burns, P 2006 2nd edition Entrepreneurship and Small Business Chippenham, Anthony Rowe Ltd

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.