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Unit description

Introduces the concepts, principles and techniques of accounting and finance used by internal and external decision makers through teacher-directed activities. This unit focuses on providing the fundamental knowledge and skills to enable students to appreciate how accounting and finance is used for planning and control in organisations. 

Unit content

Module 1: Introduction to accounting and The Balance Sheet

Module 2: The Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement

Module 3:  Analysis of financial statements

Module 4:  Budgeting and performance measurement

Module 5: Cost-Volume-Profit analysis

Module 6: Capital Investment and Financing the business

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1review financial statements of the business, Balance Sheet, Income statement and Cash flow statement
2undertake a ratio analysis of a company’s financial statements
3discuss and apply budgeting, performance measurement, Cost-volume-profit analysis and capital investment techniques to make appropriate business decision
4distinguish and compare alternative sources of financing for business.

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

  1. review financial statements of the business, Balance Sheet, Income statement and Cash flow statement
  2. undertake a ratio analysis of a company’s financial statements
  3. discuss and apply budgeting, performance measurement, Cost-volume-profit analysis and capital investment techniques to make appropriate business decision
  4. distinguish and compare alternative sources of financing for business.

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Case study30%
Short written response50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Case study30%
Short written response50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Case study30%
Short written response50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Case study30%
Short written response50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

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