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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5247

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
100403

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

The 2018 timetable is
not yet available.

Course aim

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the application of accounting information to inform effective management decision making, and explores the role of accounting information in organisational management and leadership, business strategy, and business conduct.

Students completing the course develop a body of knowledge that contributes to a comprehensive and integrated application of the use of accounting information for decision making to the field of senior organisational management and leadership.

Course content

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Understanding financial statements.
  • Cash flows & annual reports.
  • Ratios & financial analysis.
  • Contemporary issues in financial accounting.
  • Understanding costs, analysing cost behaviour, and costs of responsibility centres and products.
  • Budgeting and control.
  • Strategic profit management.

Textbook(s)

Anthony RN, Hawkins DF & Merchant KA 2011, Accounting: text & cases - International Edition, 13th edn, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York, NY

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion) 30 hours equiv. x N/A
EXTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HOPKINS TRAINING AND EDUCATION GROUP, ONLINE
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion) 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion - Strategic Partnerships seminars) 30 hours equiv. x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION (INTENSIVE)
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Seminars 15 hours AND online 15 hours equiv. 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Group assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Group assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A
EXTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HOPKINS TRAINING AND EDUCATION GROUP, ONLINE
Group assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Group assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
Group assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION (INTENSIVE)
Group assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Group assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
How to determine your Commonwealth Supported course fee. (Opens new window)

Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

Mr Leong Tan arrow-small-right
School of Commerce

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