INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

BUS5IAF

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an introduction to key concepts, theories and practical applications associated with accounting and finance in diverse organizational contexts. The content of the subject will cover the nature of the accounting and financial environment and the types of accounting and financial practice and decision-making required from a business perspective. Students are required to engage with and consider relevant &real world examples.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUS5AFS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse, interpret and communicate financial information contained in basic financial statements for decision making and basic concepts of performance management.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings covering relevant issues. Individual and team exercises in seminars, formative on-line quizzes and final exam containing multiple choice, short answer and calculation questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

02. Explain, using clear concise and well written prose the importance of the concepts of cash time and risk to financial decision making.

Activities:
Online video, individual and team exercises in seminars, formative on-line quizzes, a case study and final exam containing multiple choice, short answer and calculation questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

03. Apply the concepts of the time value of money and risk and return in the valuation of debt and equity securities, measuring the cost of capital and evaluating investment projects, in order to make funding and investment decisions.

Activities:
Online video, individual and team exercises in seminars, formative on-line quizzes, a case study and final exam containing multiple choice, short answer and calculation questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Insufficient facilities at the campus. Excess students will be advised to enrol at Bundoora.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The first half of the semester is blended learning, which means NO face-to-face lectures. Lectures will run from Week 7 to Week 12 of Semester ONLY."

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes (total 500 words)10 02, 03
Group case study (500 words each)10 02, 03
Group assignment (500 words each)10 01
One 3 hour final examinationThere is a hurdle requirement of 50% on the final examination.60 01, 02, 03
Seminar quizzes10 01

City Campus, 2016, Week 15-27, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Insufficient facilities at the campus. Excess students will be advised to enrol at Bundoora.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 15 - 22
Five 6.5 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is part of the Graduate Certificate in Management (Public Sector). Classes will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm on 7th & 8th April, 5th & 6th May.and 3rd June."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes (total 500 words)10 02, 03
Group case study (500 words each)10 02, 03
Group assignment (500 words each)10 01
One 3 hour final examinationThere is a hurdle requirement of 50% on the final examination.60 01, 02, 03
Seminar quizzes10 01

City Campus, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size90

Enrolment information Insufficient facilities at the campus. Excess students will be advised to enrol at Bundoora.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The first half of the semester is blended learning, which means NO face-to-face lectures. Lectures will run from Week 7 to Week 12 of Semester ONLY."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes (total 500 words)10 02, 03
Group case study (500 words each)10 02, 03
Group assignment (500 words each)10 01
One 3 hour final examinationThere is a hurdle requirement of 50% on the final examination.60 01, 02, 03
Seminar quizzes10 01

City Campus, 2016, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Insufficient facilities at the campus. Excess students will be advised to enrol at Bundoora.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 45
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 45 - 50
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The second half of the teaching period is blended learning WITHOUT Face to Face lectures. Students are expected to attend seminars and undertake online learning and assessment activities throughout the entire teaching period. "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes (total 500 words)10 02, 03
Group case study (500 words each)10 02, 03
Group assignment (500 words each)10 01
One 3 hour final examinationThere is a hurdle requirement of 50% on the final examination.60 01, 02, 03
Seminar quizzes10 01

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 16 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face-to-face lectures will run from Week 1 to Week 6 of Semester ONLY. The second half of the semester is blended learning, which means NO face-to-face lectures. All lecture content for those weeks will be delivered online. There will be a weekly 2-hour seminar throughout the semester."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes (total 500 words)10 02, 03
Group case study (500 words each)10 02, 03
Group assignment (500 words each)10 01
One 3 hour final examinationThere is a hurdle requirement of 50% on the final examination.60 01, 02, 03
Seminar quizzes10 01

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The second half of the semester is blended learning, which means NO face-to-face lectures. Lectures will run from Week 1 to Week 6 of Semester ONLY."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes (total 500 words)10 02, 03
Group case study (500 words each)10 02, 03
Group assignment (500 words each)10 01
One 3 hour final examinationThere is a hurdle requirement of 50% on the final examination.60 01, 02, 03
Seminar quizzes10 01

Melbourne, 2016, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is the first Accounting lecture of the semester, and the first face-to-face lecture of the semester. It is currently scheduled for Week 6 of semester."

Seminar Week: 45
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.
"These are scheduled each week of semester."

Lecture Week: 45
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The first half of the semester is blended learning, which means NO face-to-face lectures. Lectures will run from Week 6 to Week 12 of Semester ONLY."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes (total 500 words)10 02, 03
Group case study (500 words each)10 02, 03
Group assignment (500 words each)10 01
One 3 hour final examinationThere is a hurdle requirement of 50% on the final examination.60 01, 02, 03
Seminar quizzes10 01

Online, 2016, Online StudyPeriod 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 36.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes x6 (Equivalent 1000 words)020 02, 03
Your Business Idea (1000 words each)020 02
Business Simulation (2500 words)There is a 50% hurdle requirement for this assessment task.060 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes (total 500 words)10 02, 03
Group case study (500 words each)10 02, 03
Group assignment (500 words each)10 01
One 3 hour final examinationThere is a hurdle requirement of 50% on the final examination.60 01, 02, 03
Seminar quizzes10 01

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes (total 500 words)10 02, 03
Group case study (500 words each)10 02, 03
Group assignment (500 words each)10 01
One 3 hour final examinationThere is a hurdle requirement of 50% on the final examination.60 01, 02, 03
Seminar quizzes10 01

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 46
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 46
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzes (total 500 words)10 02, 03
Group case study (500 words each)10 02, 03
Group assignment (500 words each)10 01
One 3 hour final examinationThere is a hurdle requirement of 50% on the final examination.60 01, 02, 03
Seminar quizzes10 01