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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

Second Semester
(Study Period 4 & 6)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

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.

Course content

Topics covered in this course include understanding financial statements; cash flows and annual reports; ratios and 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. These topics seek to demonstrate the ways in which accounting can be used as an effective tool for communication, monitoring, and resource allocation, and its central role in manager’s decision making.

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 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
External (Strategic Partnerships Seminars) 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
Team assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Team assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Team assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
Team assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Team assignment 3000 words 45% N/A
Case study 3000 words 55% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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
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School of Commerce

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