UCL Module Catalogue


Finance I (Financial Analysis) (MSIN0045)

Key information

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Teaching department
UCL School of Management
Credit value
Module is only available to students on the BSc/MSci Management Science year 2

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


The purpose of the module is i) to provide an introduction to core accounting principles for financial reporting, financial analysis, and cost and budget management and decision making principles, and ii) to apply those principles applications to organisations. The module has two strands of focus: Financial Accounting, and Cost/Management Accounting. The former is concerned with accounting for financial activities and the subsequent construction and ratio analysis of key financial statements for financial reporting, including their inherent issues. The latter strand focuses on the internal activities of a business and associated operational information: determining the cost of products, services and activities, planning and control through budgeting, and decision making using CVP analyses.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 5)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Methods of assessment
70% Coursework (Individual) (2,000 words)
30% Coursework (Group) (2,000 words)
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.