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International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)Strategic ManagementFinanceCorporate Governance

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

12 minutes to complete

Welcome to Keeping up with Change: Issues for the Finance Professional

12 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
Before you start10m
17 hours to complete

Exploring Strategic Position, Choice and Action (Part 1)

17 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 49 min), 13 readings, 8 quizzes
9 videos
The Strategic Planning Process and its Stages4m
The Strategic Lenses7m
Porter's Five Forces8m
PESTEL/PESTLE Analysis8m
Explore Strategic Directions and Strategic Choice1m
Porter's Value Chain7m
Ansoff Matrix8m
Exploring Strategic Position, Choice and Action- Week 1 summary1m
13 readings
Introducing Strategy10m
Recognised Limitations of Porter's Five Forces10m
Does Digitalization, Globalization and Deregulation affect the Five Forces?10m
Porter's updating and critiquing of his Five Forces...10m
Three applied examples of Porter's Five Forces10m
Now complete your own Porter's Five Forces10m
Evaluating the application of PESTEL Analysis10m
Complete your own PESTLE Analysis10m
Exploring the limitations of The Value Chain10m
Recognising the impact of digitalization on the Value Chain10m
Now complete your own Value Chain/Virtual Value Chain10m
To read the online articles concerning the Ansoff Matrix10m
Complete your own Ansoff Matrix10m
1 practice exercise
Short Answer Test based on Lessons 1 and 216m
Week
2

Week 2

9 hours to complete

Exploring Strategic Position, Choice and Action (Part 2)

9 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 51 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
13 videos
Organisational Culture7m
Cultural Web8m
The Functional Structure4m
The Divisional Structure3m
The Matrix Structure2m
The Team Structure3m
The Network Structure1m
2 Main Approaches to Strategy3m
3 Main Areas for Strategic Action4m
Monitoring and Evaluating the Strategic Actions1m
The Balanced Scorecard8m
Exploring Strategic Position, Choice and Action- Week 2 summary1m
8 readings
Now Apply Schein's (1985) Three Levels of Culture to an organisation of your choice10m
Exploring the usefulness of understanding culture in assisting with organisational strategy10m
Reflective Activity: Drawing up your own Cultural Web and critiquing its usefulness in developing strategy10m
Ted Talks: "How to run a company with (almost) no rules"10m
Henry Mintzberg's 'Organisational Configurations'10m
Now draw up your own Organisational Structure10m
Critiquing the Balanced Scorecard further10m
Now draw up your own Balanced Scorecard10m
1 practice exercise
Short Answer Test Based on Lesson 3 and 416m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

International Reporting Standards (Part 1)

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 17 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Key Drivers for the Updating to International Reporting Standards3m
Overview of Which Main Areas Have Been Subject to Updating3m
Views From Organisations and People1m
Goodwill Accounting- Issues2m
Goodwill Accounting- Changes3m
Goodwill Accounting- Comparison of Changes1m
3 readings
Introducing International Reporting Standards10m
Introducing International Reporting Standards continued10m
Goodwill Accounting10m
1 practice exercise
International Reporting Standards2m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

International Reporting Standards (Part 2)

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Lease Accounting- Changes1m
Lease Accounting-Comparison of Changes1m
Controversial Areas1m
Harmonisation with US GAAP1m
3 readings
Lease Accounting10m
Economic Outcomes to the Firm and the Country10m
Convergence of Accounting Standards10m
1 practice exercise
Lease Accounting2m

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