ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

ACC1AMD

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject aims to provide you with a broad introduction to the study of accounting and the role of accounting information in organisational decision-making and accountability.  It provides you with an understanding of accounting concepts and processes that are fundamental to the preparation and use of standard accounting information.  It also develops your awareness of the ethical, professional, organisational, and social contexts within which accounting is practiced.  Accounting for Management Decisions is a pre-requisite to further study in accounting.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

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
ReadingsFinancial Accounting - Reporting, Analysis and Decision MakingPrescribedS. Carlon, R. McAlpine-Mladenovic, C. Palm, L. Mitrione, N. Kirk and L. Wong, 6th Edition, 2019John Wiley & Sons Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the role of accounting information in organisational decision-making and accountability.

Activities:
Students will prepare answers to pre-workshop questions and students will consolidate and expand this knowledge during the workshops. The assessment tasks review the theory components and the practical application of the theory utilising an aligned curriculum approach to learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Explain and discuss the ethical, professional, organisational, and social contexts within which accounting is practiced.

Activities:
Students will prepare answers to pre-workshop questions and students will consolidate and expand this knowledge during the workshops. The assessment tasks review the theory components and the practical application of the theory utilising an aligned curriculum approach to learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

03. Describe the idea of sustainability and how it relates to accounting.

Activities:
Students will prepare answers to pre-workshop questions and students will consolidate and expand this knowledge during the workshops. The assessment tasks review the theory components and the practical application of the theory utilising an aligned curriculum approach to learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Record straightforward business transactions in an accounting system.

Activities:
Students will prepare answers to pre-workshop questions and students will consolidate and expand this knowledge during the workshops. The assessment tasks review the theory components and the practical application of the theory utilising an aligned curriculum approach to learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Produce a set of simple financial accounts from basic transaction and financial data.

Activities:
Students will prepare answers to pre-workshop questions and students will consolidate and expand this knowledge during the workshops. The assessment tasks review the theory components and the practical application of the theory utilising an aligned curriculum approach to learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Explain and critique some of the accounting conventions underlying the production of accounts.

Activities:
Students will prepare answers to pre-workshop questions and students will consolidate and expand this knowledge during the workshops. The assessment tasks review the theory components and the practical application of the theory utilising an aligned curriculum approach to learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

China (ECNU), 2019, Week 08-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 08 - 23
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

China (SiChuanUni), 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

China (SiChuanUni), 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Summer 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 02 - 07
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Mildura, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Shepparton, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Sydney, 2019, Study Period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Sydney, 2019, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Sydney, 2019, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour weekly face-to-face interactive workshop supported by blended learning tools under the blended delivery mode."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Vietnam (Hanoi University), 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Ashman

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)Online assessment. 5 online quizzes.20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (equivalent to 1,000 words) Individual written assessment including procedural accounting work or calculations.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 3-hour final examination (equivalent to 3,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06