Module Title:Communications for Accountants
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various business scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices. Class based role-play - Strudents will take part in role play as part of running meetings and group dynamics
Module Aim: This module aims to introduce students to communications skills for the business environment. The course also provides students with key academic skills including referencing and essay writing.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain the importance of business communication
LO2 Demonstrate a range of effective writing skills with different audiences in mind
LO3 Produce written business documents
LO4 Demonstrate the ability to make an oral presentation
LO5 Demonstrate key skills for academic study, writing and research
LO6 Explain and perform key interpersonal skills for business communication
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Principles of Communication
Meaning of Communication; Communication in Business; Barriers to Communication; Listening; Methods of Communication; Communicating within Organisations; Interpersonal Skills
Academic Skills
Academic Sources of Information; Basic Research; Library Information Services; Essay Writing; Note-taking; Referencing; Effective Reading; Time Management; Critical Thinking
Effective Writing and Business Documents
Plain English; Active/Passive Sentence Structures; Writing Persuasively; Writing to different audiences; Letters; Business e-mails; Press Releases; Agenda; Meeting Minutes; Memos
Oral Communication
Public Speaking; Purpose and Audience; Presentation Skills; Powerpoint Presentations; Interview Skills
Group Communication
Group Dynamics; Groupthink; Meetings; Teamwork
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Written assessments 1,2,3,5,6 15.00 Week 12
Presentation One minor and one major in-class presentation 2,4,6 15.00 Sem 2 End
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Three hour written exam 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBACT_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting 1 Mandatory