CBE6193: Accounting and Financial Management (online)

The Accounting and Financial Management (online) module is led by Michail Samarinas. It runs in the Autumn semester and is worth 15 credits.


The Accounting and Financial Management (online) module is led by Michail Samarinas. It runs in the Autumn semester and is worth 15 credits.

This module is available as a CPD option

This module is not available as a DDP module


The unit aims to introduce the basic accounting and financial management concepts and principles so as to enhance the abilities of the participants to understand the nature of financial information, identify relevant economic events, determine the most appropriate financial measures for those events, and analyse the effects of those events on a firm’s performance and financial position.

The module also aims to help participants understand the appropriateness, the advantages / shortcomings of various accounting & financial management techniques and tools and use them accordingly to make value - creating for the organisation decisions.


This unit aims to develop the participants’ knowledge and competence to effectively evaluate and make sound decisions concerning the operational, investing and financing activities of a firm within the specific contexts of the participants’ organizations.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the unit, a candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding and the ability to use and interpret financial and non-financial information in management planning and decision making, in operational control, and performance evaluation.
  • Recognise and apply the appropriate techniques and tools used by managers in complex domains of decision making.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of nature of the information provided by the accounting system of a company and systematically evaluate the characteristics of this information that make it most useful for decision making.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the key role of financial management in making sound financial decisions such as fund raising and investing.
  • Critically assess and evaluate the principle concepts and techniques used in the area of accounting and financial management.

Teaching methods

The course is taught completely online. This offers flexibility and enables the students to study at their own pace and from any location, allowing students to fit their studies around part or full-time employment.

The course will be delivered via the University of Sheffield's Blackboard. Blackboard enables students to access all of the course materials, to interact and collaborate with fellow students and tutors and to complete and submit formative and summative exercises and assessments.

The unit teaching methods will consist of a number of asynchronous methods:

  • Recorded lectures in a form of screencast, leading to independent study of lecture notes available in Blackboard
  • Selected videos and interviews
  • Analysis of case studies and other problem solving exercises
    and synchronous methods:
  • Interactive discussions on discussion board or private social media
  • Webinars and on-line discussions
  • Learning paths would guide the students through the material.


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Information last updated: 15 June 2022

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