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Subject details

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

  1. apply basic management accounting techniques to ethically resolve business problems
  2. apply basic financial accounting knowledge to ethically complete the accounting cycle, and understand and evaluate business sustainability
  3. prepare and interpret financial statements whilst considering internal control issues.
  • Topics

    • Introduction to Accounting and Management
    • Management Decision Making: Capital Expenditure and Special Order
    • Management Decision Making: Budgeting and Cash Management
    • Business Sustainability
    • Accounting Cycle I: Recording Business Transaction and Accounting for Service Entities
    • Accounting Cycle II: Accounting for Retail Entities and Goods and Services Tax (GST)
    • Accounting Cycle III: End of Period Adjustments and Closing Entries
    • Financial Statements of Companies
    • Accounting Information Systems and Internal Control
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online Materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links
    • Other Materials

      • Audio
      • Video

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

No special requirements

Distinguishing different business structures; strategic business planning; introductory budgeting; basic accounting concepts and applications; accounting records; working capital; financial statements; sustainability; tactical decision making.

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  • Mid Semester Test (25%)
  • Online Workbook (25%)
  • Final Invigilated Examination (50%)

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