Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021

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Course title Intermediate Financial Accounting
Course code EBC2056
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 26-10-2020 4-12-2020
5 12-4-2021 28-5-2021 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Mathijs Van Peteghem
For more information: m.vanpeteghem@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Understanding the sources and implications of international differences in accounting approaches,
Becoming familiar with IAS/IFRS, but more importantly,
Developing the conceptual knowledge of financial accounting in order to facilitate the understanding (i) of current financial accounting practice, (ii) of why IAS/IFRS prescribes certain accounting methods, (iii) of why other standard setters (such as the US FASB) may have chosen to prescribe alternative methods, (iv) of how financial statements may be used to base business decisions on.
Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

The course covers corporate financial accounting and reporting. The objectives of and international differences in financial accounting are discussed. However, the focus of the course will be on the understanding and application of financial accounting methods required by IAS/IFRS in various areas. During the meetings the required literature, questions, and assignments will be discussed. The last tutorial will focus on accounting data analytics and how accounting numbers may signal important information to the market.
Literature
Kieso, Weygardt and Warfield, Intermediate Accounting: IFRS Edition (3rd edition), 2017, Wiley.
Prerequisites
A basic understanding of financial accounting (e.g., introductory accounting course) is necessary.

TRANSITIONAL REGULATION (EBC2056):
This is a third year COMPULSORY course for bachelor Fiscal Economics students who started the programme prior to academic year 2019/20. It is an elective course for Fiscal Economics students who started in 2019/20 or later.
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
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Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - Economics and Management of Information Year 2+3 Elective Course(s)
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Accounting Elective(s)
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Inf Mgmt
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Macro
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Micro
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 3 Core Course(s) - Maj Accounting
Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research Year 3 Elective Course(s)
Bachelor Fiscal Economics Year 3 Elective Course(s)
Bachelor International Business - Emerging Markets Year 3 Elective Course(s)
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Finance
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Inf Mgmt
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Marketing
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Org
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj SCM
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Business Elec(s) - Maj Strategy
Bachelor International Business Year 3 Core Course(s) - Maj Accounting
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