ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title THE PRICE OF FOOTBALL
Code ACFI322
Coordinator Mr KMJ Maguire
Finance and Accounting
Kieran.Maguire@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ACFI107 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (NON-SPECIALIST); ACFI101 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

6

      6

12

36
Timetable (if known) 60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
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opportunity
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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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opportunity
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Assessment 2: Audio Visual Presentation submitted via Turnitin Assessment Type: Presentation Size: Maximum 5 minutes Weighting 20% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Stand  5 minutes    20       
Assessment 1: Coursework Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 3000 words Weighting: 80% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment:  3000 words    80       

Aims

This module aims to give students to develop an understanding of how financial transactions have an impact on football clubs, and the integration of finance into the success or otherwise of clubs. The module will attract students with an interest in the sport and provide them with an insight into how financial metrics in relation to clubs can be produced, and the valuation techniques used by investors when buying and selling clubs.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to explain the contribution and inherent limitations of financial statements, apply the International Accounting Standards Board's (IASB) conceptual framework for financial reporting in relation to incorporated football clubs.

(LO2) Students will be able to prepare and present financial statements from business transactions for football clubs in corporate forms, in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and explain the application of IFRS to specified scenarios.

(LO3) Students will be able to measure the value of a football club using appropriate valuation methods.

(LO4) Students will be able to understand and apply football financial fair play rules, and the ethical responsibilities of clubs in adhering to these rules.

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Numeracy

(S3) Commercial awareness

(S4) Organisational skills

(S5) IT skills

(S6) International awareness

(S7) Lifelong learning skills

(S8) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Large Group Teaching
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Seminar
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Scheduled Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 114
Description: Students are expected to familiarise themselves with the financial statements, reporting standards, financial metrics and valuation methods of football clubs that are covered in the lectures and tutorial classes.

Costs Information:
No additional costs

There are the following non-modular requirements:
It would be beneficial for students to have a working knowledge of Excel as spreadsheets are used extensively in this module.

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / a ttributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: Lecture examples and discussion
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Presentation

Skills / attributes: Numeracy
How this is developed: Lecture examples and discussion
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Presentation

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Lecture examples and discussion
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Presentation

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Research and time management used for coursework
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Presentation

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: Use of spreadsheet models for valuation purposes and ratio creation; presentation via PowerPoint.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Presentation

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Use of football club financial statements from different countries
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Presentation

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Problem solving, decision-making, spreadsheet and communication skills embedded into lectures and tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Presentation

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Lectures, tutorials and class discussion
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Presentation


Syllabus

 

Prepare and interpret financial statements for a football club in compliance with international financial reporting standards.
Understand and apply the conceptual basis in relation to football related transactions such as commercial and television deals, player transfers and revenue recognition.
Understand and apply the concept of industry specific financial rules in the form of Financial Fair Play (FFP) and similar metrics.
Value a football club using a variety ofvaluation methods


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.