Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with a critical appreciation of the role and functions of accounting within organisations, and in the broader context within which organisations operate. These functions include the use of both financial and management accounting: in decision-making; for reporting; and to meet the accountability expectations of various parties. Adopting a multifaceted view of accounting, the subject supplements a traditional technical "preparer" perspective with user, organisational/managerial, professional, and societal perspectives on accounting.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Boyce

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBAO to do this subject.


Incompatible subjects BUA5FMA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be enrolled in LMMBAO to do this subject.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAccounting for Managers: Interpreting accounting information for decision-makingRecommendedCollier PM (2012) 4TH ED., WILEY
ReadingsContemporary AccountingRecommendedBazley M & Hancock P (2010).7TH ED., THOMSON

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2014, Teaching Session 7, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Boyce

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 50
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week from week 45 to week 50 and delivered via online.
"Access via subject website; additional online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide."


Assessment elementComments%
2 hour Final examination40
Group enquiry based learning report (3-4 students per group)Written component: 1000-1500 words per student = 30%, Presentation 15-20 minutes(5 mins per student)= 10%40
Individual written assignment (1500-2000 words)20