Financial and Management Accounting for Business - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Case Study (20%) , Report - Research Project Report (35%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,950.00
International 4,200.00

Develop a strong foundation in financial management for managers and professionals without formal business qualifications. Increase knowledge regarding a company's reported financial position, including practical methods to assess its liquidity, profitability and financial security, which also considers social and environmental reporting issues. Examine management’s use of internal accounting information to enable the effective guidance and control of their organisations, and improved decision making in a changing business environment.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply a variety of financial management techniques to evaluate the liquidity, profitability and financial stability of an organisation
  2. apply a variety of financial management techniques designed to assist managers in planning and controlling their organisations
  3. synthesise and communicate diverse financial and non- financial information to allow improved decision making by managers
  4. assess the impact on managerial behaviour and company strategy of a range of financial and non-financial performance measures.
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Report — Research Project Report (35%)
  • Test 1 (20%)
  • Test 2 — Final Test (25%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction - Accounting; Regulatory Framework ; Corporate Governance
2The Statement of Financial Position (or Balance Sheet): Assets, Liabilities and Equity
3The Statement of Financial Performance: Accounting for Revenue and Expenses
4Introduction to Limited Companies
5The Statement of Cash Flows
6Analysis & Interpretation of Financial Reports Profitability, Efficiency, Liquidity, Gearing and Investment Analysis
7Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Accounting
8Cost Management: Cost Behaviour and CVP Analysis (part 1)
9Cost Management: Cost Behaviour and CVP Analysis (part 2)
10Full Costing
11Budgeting for Planning and Control; and Projection of Financial Statements
12Practical Activities and Revision

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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