Unit description

Introduces students to important financial information that is used in the management planning, control and decision-making processes integral to achieving organisational objectives. The unit provides the ability to read, understand, interpret and use financial information, through the introduction to business activities and financial management issues in service organisations such as hotel and airlines.

Unit content

Topic 1 Financial information and its users
Topic 2 The balance sheet
Topic 3 The income statement
Topic 4 The statement of cash flows
Topic 5 Performance measurement - Ratios and trend analysis
Topic 6 Cost behaviour and cost volume profit (CVP) analysis
Topic 7 Bottom up pricing
Topic 8 Capital investment decisions
Topic 9 Cash budgeting and Operational budgeting

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

Prescribed texts

Session 3

  • Birt, J, Chalmers, K, Byrne, S, Brooks, A & Oliver, J, 2012, Accounting Business Reporting for Decision, 4th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. ISBN: 978-0-7303-0245-2.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Essay30%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Essay30%
Exam: closed book50%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Report20%
Essay30%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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Fee information

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