INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

BUS5IAF

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be provided with an introduction to key concepts, theories and practical applications associated with accounting and finance in diverse organisational contexts. You will be exposed to content which 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.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLachlan McDonald-Kerr

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 or enrolment in LMAFM, LMPAC, LMPABA, LMPAIM, LMPASY or LZFAPA

Equivalent subjects BUS5AFS

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine the importance of basic accounting and finance principles.

Activities:
online lessons relevant to the topic, online quizzes, essay, home study, reading, weekly seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Differentiate the appropriate sources of finance for a firm.

Activities:
online lessons relevant to the topic, online quizzes, essay, home study, reading, weekly seminars.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

03. Construct, interpret, analyse and communicate information contained in a firms financial statements using appropriate digital and information tools.

Activities:
online lessons relevant to the topic, online quizzes, essay, home study, reading, weekly seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Value the securities issued by a firm to raise capital, determine the firms cost of capital, and apply appropriate capital investment decision-making techniques to make and justify recommendations.

Activities:
online lessons relevant to the topic, online quizzes, essay, home study, reading, weekly seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

05. Prepare budgets, manage working capital, and make appropriate pricing and production decisions.

Activities:
online lessons relevant to the topic, online quizzes, essay, home study, reading, weekly seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan McDonald-Kerr

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 19 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 14 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan McDonald-Kerr

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 36 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan McDonald-Kerr

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

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.
"Some seminars may be scheduled in the evening."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan McDonald-Kerr

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

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.
"Some seminars may be scheduled in the evening."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2020, LTU Term 4, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMuhammad Ali

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 35
Two 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 30 - 35
Two 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2020, LTU Term 6, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMuhammad Ali

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 45 - 50
Two 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 50 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan McDonald-Kerr

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 16 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 16 to week 22 and delivered via online.

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.
"Some seminars will be scheduled in the evening."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan McDonald-Kerr

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 43 and delivered via online.

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.
"Some seminars will be scheduled in the evening."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, LTU Term 4, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMuhammad Ali

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 35
Two 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 30 - 35
Two 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, LTU Term 6, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan McDonald-Kerr

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 45 - 50
Two 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 50 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2020, Online StudyPeriod 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMuhammad Ali

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 8.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple choice quizzesEquivalent to 1000 words020 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual Assignment 1Equivalent to 500 words010 01
Individual Assignment 25 worth 10% each and 1 worth 20%. The Assignment parts build one on the other.070 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2020, Online StudyPeriod 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMuhammad Ali

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 16
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasksEquivalent to 500 words010 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.050 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignmentEquivalent to 2,000 words030 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester ExamEquivalent to 1,000 words010 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2020, LTU Term 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMuhammad Ali

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 30 - 35
One 8.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2020, Study Period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTony Martin

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

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 and/or in-class assessment tasks (500 words)10 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)Hurdle requirement: Student must achieve a mark of at least 50% of the marks available on the final examination.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual assignment (2,000 words)30 03, 04
1-hour Mid-Semester Exam (1,000 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05