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ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers (2018)

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast Session 2, 3 Session 2, 3
Melbourne N/A Session 2, 3
Melbourne - The Hotel School Session 2, 3 Session 2, 3
Online Session 2, 3 Session 2, 3
Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini N/A Session 2, 3
Perth N/A Session 2, 3
Sydney N/A Session 2, 3
Sydney - The Hotel School Session 2, 3 Session 2, 3

Unit aim

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of financial and management accounting viewed from the perspective of the business manager. The focus is on critical evaluation of accounting information contained in financial statements and management accounting reports for use by managers to inform responsible decisions.

Unit content

Topic 1: Accounting in a business management context
Topic 2: Reporting Financial Position
Topic 3: Reporting Financial Performance
Topic 4: Reporting Cash Flows
Topic 5: Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
Topic 6: Working Capital Management
Topic 7: Costs, cost-volume-profit relationships and tactical decision-making
Topic 8: Full costing and activity-based costing
Topic 9: Planning, budgeting and control
Topic 10: Financing the organisation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 read and interpret financial statements for a business entity
2 analyse and critically evaluate business performance and position using information contained in financial statements
3 analyse business internal accounting information to evaluate working capital management performance of a business
4 from cost and revenue data, apply techniques in deciding upon alternative courses of action and implements budgets in decision-making for an organisation
5 choose and organise relevant financial information in deciding the appropriate financing strategy for a business.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. read and interpret financial statements for a business entity
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. analyse and critically evaluate business performance and position using information contained in financial statements
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. analyse business internal accounting information to evaluate working capital management performance of a business
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. from cost and revenue data, apply techniques in deciding upon alternative courses of action and implements budgets in decision-making for an organisation
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. choose and organise relevant financial information in deciding the appropriate financing strategy for a business.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports 20%
Assignment based on cases and problems 20%
Exam: closed book 60%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports 20%
Assignment based on cases and problems 20%
Exam: closed book 60%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports 20%
Assignment based on cases and problems 20%
Exam: closed book 60%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports 20%
Assignment based on cases and problems 20%
Exam: closed book 60%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports 20%
Assignment based on cases and problems 20%
Exam: closed book 60%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports 20%
Assignment based on cases and problems 20%
Exam: closed book 60%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports 20%
Assignment based on cases and problems 20%
Exam: closed book 60%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports 20%
Assignment based on cases and problems 20%
Exam: closed book 60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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