Unit description

Provides students with fundamental accounting knowledge and skills used by business managers for planning and control. Non-financial considerations, both internal to the organisation and pertaining to society at large, are also addressed.

Unit content

Module One:
Introduction to accounting
Business sustainability
Business structures
Business transactions

Module Two:
Balance sheet
Income statement and statement of changes in equity
Statement of cash flows
Analysis and interpretation of financial statements

Module Three:
Budgeting
Cost-volume-profit analysis
Financing the business
Performance management

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 1

  • Atrill, P, McLaney, E, Harvey, D & Jenner, M, 2012, Accounting; An introduction, 5th edn, Pearson, Sydney. ISBN: 978-1-4425-3480-3.

Session 2

  • Birt, J, Chalmers K, Byrne, S, Brooks, A & Oliver, J, 2017, Accounting; Business Reporting for Decision Making, 6th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, Australia. ISBN: 9780730335603.

Session 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

China - TUST

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 36 hours (12 * 3 hour sessions)
Assessment
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: open book15%
Exam: closed book50%

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Enga

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
3 Online Multiple Choice question assessments15%
Small Business Analysis and Interpretation35%
Exam: closed book50%
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 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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