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LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel SchoolSession 2Session 2
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 2,3Session 2,3
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 2,3Session 2,3

Unit description

Develops students' understanding of the use of financial and operating information in planning, control, evaluation and decision making in hotels. The focus is management accounting and financial accounting for hotels. The topics include management control, hotel financial statements, financial analysis, cash management, cost management, internal controls, product and services pricing, operational budgeting variances, investment decisions and feasibility studies.

Unit content

Understanding hotel financial statements and control
Topic 1 - Management control systems
Topic 2 - Pricing decisions in hotels
Topic 3 - Statement of cash flows Budget management
Topic 4 - Cash management
Topic 5 - Operations budgeting and inventory management (part 1)
Topic 6 - Operations budgeting and variance analysis (part 2) Long-term planning and financing decisions
Topic 7 - Investment decisions
Topic 8 - Feasibility studies

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.

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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain the uses of, and be able to apply, management and financial accounting information in the hotel and other service industry settingsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2recognise the role of management accounting in decision making, planning and the control of hotel and other service industry operationsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3analyse the interaction of accounting information and analyses with operations management and strategic corporate plansCreativity
4explain the use and application of management accounting information in operations management and marketing decisions (feasibility studies), especially in hotels and other service industries.CreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. explain the uses of, and be able to apply, management and financial accounting information in the hotel and other service industry settings
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. recognise the role of management accounting in decision making, planning and the control of hotel and other service industry operations
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. analyse the interaction of accounting information and analyses with operations management and strategic corporate plans
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. explain the use and application of management accounting information in operations management and marketing decisions (feasibility studies), especially in hotels and other service industries.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online - Open Book10%
Online - Open Book10%
Exam: closed book50%
Reflective writing30%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online - Open Book10%
Online - Open Book10%
Exam: closed book50%
Reflective writing30%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online - Open Book10%
Online - Open Book10%
Exam: closed book50%
Reflective writing30%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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