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International Accounting I

level of course unit

2. Study cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• build up basic knowledge of international accounting in accordance with IFRS and to apply it to issues concerning the fixed assets of a company.
• prepare and understand simple annual financial statements step by step
• compare companies from the point of view of profitability.
• fundamentally analyze practical cases.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• The focus of this course is to impart knowledge of the rules of international accounting according to IFRS and their direct application to the fixed assets of a company.
• Furthermore, simple annual financial statements are analyzed and prepared.
• The course also focuses on learning how to set up an effective internal monitoring system within the company and how to efficiently manage cash, receivables and inventories.

recommended or required reading

• Harrison, Walter T.; Horngren, Charles T.; Thomas, C. William & Tietz, Wendy M.: Financial Accounting. Pearson (latest international edition)
• Accessing the IFRS Standards via /IFRS.aspx and technical summaries through

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

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eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


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