Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions - 2017

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Unit summary

OMBA780

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessment (30%) , Case Study (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 4,200.00
International 4,450.00

Please note: this unit was previously titled Accounting.

In today’s environment business, finance and accounting professionals need to analyse an increasing volume of data in a meaningful way in order to make sustainable strategic decisions. Good decisions depend on accurate and well-presented information drawn from both domestic and international sources and more importantly the ability to synthesise and draw conclusions from that data. Financial Analytics for Management Decisions will develop your ability to interpret and analyse both internal and external financial information so that as a business leader you can make effective and sustainable decisions in a global context.

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. analyse, interpret and critically evaluate global financial information from a variety of sources in order to develop sustainable business proposals
  2. create effective business reports, proposals and tables tailored to specific business needs
  3. select, communicate and advocate effective strategies using design thinking to address complex business problems and opportunities
  4. apply ethical standards to the role and conduct of financial reporting.
  • Assessment (30%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Group Project (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction
2Balance Sheet
3Income Statement and Statement of Changes in Owners' Equity
4Statement of Cash Flows
5Financial Statement Analysis Part 1
6Financial Statement Analysis Part 2
7Business Sustainability and Ethics
8Budgeting
9Cost-volume-profit analysis
10Managing short and long term finance
11Performance Measurement
12Revision

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

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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