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Accounting for financial decision making ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Mr Dean Hanlon

Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2006 (Evening)
Caulfield First semester 2006 (OCL)
Malaysia First semester 2006 (OCL)
Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of accounting and an understanding of the role of accounting information in financial decision making. The unit covers: the accounting cycle; accounting for service firms, merchandisers and manufacturers; computerisation; accounting for assets and liabilities; financial statement analysis; product costing; cost-volume-profit analysis and budgeting. On the completion of this subject, students should be able to understand the information requirements for financial decision making by internal and external interest groups.

Assessment: Tutorial participation: 15% + Semester-based assignment: 15% + Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week