Monash University Handbooks 2008

MBA9004 - Accounting for business

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Professor Janek Ratnatunga


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)


This unit examines accounting as an information system. The information requirements of two major groups are examined - external users such as owners, shareholders, investors, potential investors; and internal users such as managers of an entity at various levels of responsibility. The first seven topics focus on financial accounting and interpretation and students develop their computer accounting skills, especially in spread sheeting and financial modelling. The second six topics focus on managerial accounting issues.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Within semester assessment: 45%
Examination (3 hours): 55%

Contact hours

39 contact hours


Students must be enrolled in the MBA program


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3183, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3195, 3196, 3197, 3198, 3837, 3839 or 0028.

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