Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 2,3Session 2,3
MelbourneN/ASession 2,3
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 2,3Session 2,3
OnlineSession 2,3Session 2,3
Papua New Guinea - Air NiuginiN/ASession 2,3
PerthN/ASession 2,3
SydneySession 2,3Session 2,3
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 2,3Session 2,3

Unit aim

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of financial and management accounting viewed from the perspective of the business manager. The focus is on critical evaluation of accounting information contained in financial statements and management accounting reports for use by managers to inform responsible decisions.

Unit content

Topic 1: Accounting in a business management context
Topic 2: Reporting Financial Position
Topic 3: Reporting Financial Performance
Topic 4: Reporting Cash Flows
Topic 5: Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
Topic 6: Working Capital Management
Topic 7: Costs, cost-volume-profit relationships and tactical decision-making
Topic 8: Full costing and activity-based costing
Topic 9: Planning, budgeting and control
Topic 10: Financing the organisation

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 2

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Session 3

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports20%
Assignment based on cases and problems20%
Exam: closed book60%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports20%
Assignment based on cases and problems20%
Exam: closed book60%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports20%
Assignment based on cases and problems20%
Exam: closed book60%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports20%
Assignment based on cases and problems20%
Exam: closed book60%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports20%
Assignment based on cases and problems20%
Exam: closed book60%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports20%
Assignment based on cases and problems20%
Exam: closed book60%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports20%
Assignment based on cases and problems20%
Exam: closed book60%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study assignment, analysis of company reports20%
Assignment based on cases and problems20%
Exam: closed book60%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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