ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE FOR BUSINESS

BUS1AFB

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces core concepts in accounting and finance as they apply to organisational decision-making. Students develop an understanding of methods used to analyse and interpret accounting and financial information and an ability to apply this knowledge to appraise and fund projects to maximise the value of businesses. Students also learn to create value through solving problems, thinking ethically, finding and using relevant information sources, and working effectively as a team.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAccounting and Finance for BusinessPrescribedCompiled by La Trobe Business School (2015)Cengage

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and interpret accounting and financial information as it applies to a range of organisational contexts

Activities:
Each week students will be required to engage with approximately one-hour of on-line learning activities, which include webinars and video interviews. The learning developed through these activities will then be formatively assessed via an on-line quiz, prior to the student completing an on-line homework task. The homework task and the results of the on-line quiz will inform the learning activities in the face-to-face enquiry based learning class, in which the students will apply their learning to solving problems
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Apply a range of investment decision models to value and appraise investment projects

Activities:
Each week students will be required to engage with approximately one-hour of on-line learning activities, which include webinars and video interviews. The learning developed through these activities will then be formatively assessed via an on-line quiz, prior to the student completing an on-line homework task. The homework task and the results of the on-line quiz will inform the learning activities in the face-to-face enquiry based learning class, in which the students will apply their learning to solving problems
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Develop and justify a budget for a business or project

Activities:
Each week students will be required to engage with approximately one-hour of on-line learning activities, which include webinars and video interviews. The learning developed through these activities will then be formatively assessed via an on-line quiz, prior to the student completing an on-line homework task. The homework task and the results of the on-line quiz will inform the learning activities in the face-to-face enquiry based learning class, in which the students will apply their learning to solving problems
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Evaluate alternative sources of funding for a business or project

Activities:
Each week students will be required to engage with approximately one-hour of on-line learning activities, which include webinars and video interviews. The learning developed through these activities will then be formatively assessed via an on-line quiz, prior to the student completing an on-line homework task. The homework task and the results of the on-line quiz will inform the learning activities in the face-to-face enquiry based learning class, in which the students will apply their learning to solving problems
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Explain and apply the concept of 'time value of money' to calculating present and future values of an investment project

Activities:
Each week students will be required to engage with approximately one-hour of on-line learning activities, which include webinars and video interviews. The learning developed through these activities will then be formatively assessed via an on-line quiz, prior to the student completing an on-line homework task. The homework task and the results of the on-line quiz will inform the learning activities in the face-to-face enquiry based learning class, in which the students will apply their learning to solving problems
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Identify and describe elements of effective teamwork and apply them to the process of collaborative learning

Activities:
A process of collaborative learning is motivated by an assessment task in which students work in teams to teach each other through solving the tutorial problems. The students teamwork grade will be based on their success in teaching each other as reflected in the extent to which the students can score an average mark in the final exam greater than that scored in a similar quiz early in the semester.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

07. Identify and discuss your own values framework and demonstrate an appreciation of the values framework of others, including those of professional groups, as reflected in professional codes of conduct

Activities:
Each week students will be required to engage with approximately one-hour of on-line learning activities, which include webinars and video interviews. The learning developed through these activities will then be formatively assessed via an on-line quiz, prior to the student completing an on-line homework task. The homework task and the results of the on-line quiz will inform the learning activities in the face-to-face enquiry based learning class, in which the students will apply their learning to solving problems
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

08. Measure and evaluate the cost of capital of a business or project.

Activities:
Each week students will be required to engage with approximately one-hour of on-line learning activities, which include webinars and video interviews. The learning developed through these activities will then be formatively assessed via an on-line quiz, prior to the student completing an on-line homework task. The homework task and the results of the on-line quiz will inform the learning activities in the face-to-face enquiry based learning class, in which the students will apply their learning to solving problems
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Pawsey

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEarl Jobling

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

China, 2015, Week 37-52, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 37 - 52
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

China, 2015, Week 08-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 08 - 23
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

China, 2015, Week 28-31, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 28 - 31
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

China, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

China, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Nalder

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

Sydney, 2015, ACN Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

Sydney, 2015, ACN Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 28 - 39
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

Sydney, 2015, ACN Summer Semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 45 - 05
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 05 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

Vietnam, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08

Vietnam, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten of twelve 10-question on-line quizzes20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
Final Exam (1.5 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08
Teamwork grade5 06
One 25-question multiple choice quiz5 05
One 2,000-word Valuation Assignment (Groups of 4-6)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08