units

ACM5903

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Accounting

Offered

Malaysia

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit is an introduction to basic concepts in accounting and finance and the application of these concepts for decision-making by a wide range of potential users (e.g., shareholders, investment analysts, lenders, managers, etc). This unit is appropriate for those students who wish to specialise in accounting and finance, and whose primary interest lies elsewhere in the field of business. This unit will provide a clear understanding of the accounting process and the language of accounting to enable communication with an accounting professional, understand the relevance of accounting information for informed decision-making by a wide range of potential users, and have the ability to analyse and interpret accounting information.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of various forms of business organisations
  2. apply financial and management accounting principles in the preparation of financial statements
  3. measure and interpret basic concepts and principles of accounting and financial management in making investment decisions
  4. develop the ability to work effectively in a team; demonstrate the development of skills in critical analysis and problem solving.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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