UCL Module Catalogue


Accounting for Decision Makers (MSIN0161)

Key information

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Teaching department
UCL School of Management
Credit value
MSIN0161 is only available to 2nd year BSc/MSci Information Management for Business students. MSIN0161 is an excluded combination with MSIN0059 and MSIN0066.

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


The module will introduce students to the principles and practices of financial and management accounting. It will enable students to identify how accounting techniques can be used to support the management processes of planning, controlling and decision-making.

The module will help the student to understand, analyse and appraise the systems used by organisations to measure and manage their performance and to implement their strategies in a changing environment. The module will encourage students to consider why organisations measure, what the characteristics of good measures and good measurement systems are.

The module is aimed at developing knowledge and skills in the application of accounting techniques to information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control. The module also aims to provide students with a good grounding and appreciation of accounting essentials that any analyst, manager or business owner should possess and in doing so, develop the students ability to assemble, from data available, relevant information and prepare appropriate reports.


Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 5)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Methods of assessment
40% Group coursework
60% Unseen examination (3 hours)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
Mr Barry Mccarthy
Who to contact for more information

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.