Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Robert Cornick


This unit examines accounting as an information system. The unit content is evenly divided between financial accounting and management accounting. Financial accounting considers the information requirements of external users such as owners, shareholders, investors, potential investors. Management accounting is concerned with the information needs of internal users such as managers of an entity at various levels of responsibility. In both sections of the unit, we are concerned with the needs of managers in planning, decision making and control.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate comprehension and application of the theory, practice and use of accounting
  2. analyse and communicate accounting information to users
  3. further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities
  4. develop student capabilities to be future generators of sustainable economic, social and environmental value for business.


Within semester assessment: 50% Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Robert Cornick

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in the MBA program to undertake this unit


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, 3849, 0028 or 4405


GSB9004, AFX9500, AFX9550