Professional Integrity for the Accountancy and Finance Practitioner

Key information

Start date
End date
Term 2
Module code
FHEQ Level
School of Finance and Management

Module overview

The module provides an opportunity for students to gain better understanding of what ethics and ethical behaviour means for accounting and finance practitioners. The aim is to explore and stimulate debates on the role of ethics in the profession to provide insight on the crucial role of ethics and integrity for accounting and finance professionals. The module will be research-focused, with the aim of helping students acquire the skills required for the increasingly independent, research-informed, conceptual nature of postgraduate study.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Summarise the professional, regulatory and ethical context within which the accountancy and finance profession is set.
  • Identify and explain models of professional regulation and the work of UK bodies concerned with the regulation of the accountancy and finance profession.
  • Discuss a range of current and historical issues relating to the accountancy and finance profession.
  • Explain the importance of ethics in the accountancy and finance profession and of a limited range of ethical dilemmas including possible approaches to their resolution.
  • Search for and locate relevant literature to incorporate into a reasoned argument on an essay topic of relevance to the course.
  • Work effectively in a group to produce academic outputs.
  • Present and evaluate arguments.


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