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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Bachelor in International Business1S1English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)S.VAN DER MEULEN
Intervenant(s)S.VAN DER MEULEN

Pré requis

no specific prerequisites for this course.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, you are expected to:
- Know the objectives, principles, logics and mechanisms of financial accounting
- Be aware of how important financial accounting is in decision-making
- Have a good command of fundamental accounting notions, in order to understand the logics of Accounting.
- Be able to build financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement or P&L, Cash Flows Statement)
- Understand the link between financial transactions and their recording in accounts.
- Make accounting entries.
- Know the accounting documents and procedures.

Contenu du cours

This first-year Bachelor course aims at introducing and mastering the basic commands of financial accounting. Financial accounting is all about registering business activity trhough recording transactions on a daily basis, and at the end of each period, summarizing financial statements are published. These statements are read by different users with often different objectives, so understanding the mechanisms and rules that underly these statements is very important.
The course is designed so that students will be able to make journal entries and build and interpret the main financial statements. Topics that are covered are: financial statements from an economic point of view, the financial statement environment, links between balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement, recording of common business operations, inventory, depreciation,…

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class24,00  
Independent study
Estimated personal workload50,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant74,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Tutorial
  • E-learning
  • Interactive class


Assessment is based on 2 exams and a continuous assessment.
The 3 MCQ’s are based on the reference material that is mentioned in the syllabus. The MCQ’s are scheduled at the start of a regular session, usually when a new topic is initiated. The aim of these MCQ’s is to incentivize students to read the reference material and prepare for the topic before coming to class. At the end of the course, there will be a final written assignment, to be handed in in class.
The exact grading is as follows :

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Mid-term exam0,00135,00
Final Exam
Written exam2,00145,00
Written Report0,00010,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Financial Accounting – International Student Version - Kimmel, Weygandt and Kieso

    Wiley, 7th edition

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