6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit introduces basic accounting concepts to non-accountants. The information requirements of two main groups of information users are examined - external users such as current and potential investors and internal users such as managers. This unit provides an introduction to the structure, meaning, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, in addition to exploring financial issues confronting managers, such as cost and performance measurement and budgeting.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- demonstrate an understanding of various forms of business organisations
- apply financial and management accounting principles in the preparation of financial statements
- measure and interpret information relating to financial performance, financial position, liquidity and risk indicators of businesses
- measure and interpret financial and non-financial information for managers to use in planning, decision making and control
- develop the ability to work effectively in a team and demonstrate the development of judgement, and skills in problem solving, critical thinking and analysis.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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