Courses & Units

Accounting for Venture Decisions BAA537



The purpose of this unit is to provide a solid basis in financial literacy. Through studying this unit, you will gain knowledge of both internal and external reporting for financial decision making. Rather than generating data, the emphasis in on how to interpret financial data, and being able to critically evaluate this data to be able to make decisions about the financial performance of the venture and how this could be improved. Such knowledge is imperative when starting up a venture or managing a business unit/function within an organisation. You will have the ability and confidence to critically question the underlying assumptions and ensure enough information has been provided to make valid judgements. These are essential components of beginning a business venture, taking it in a new direction or managing an existing business (or not-for-profit entity). You will also learn how to maintain a sustainable business, and to question other businesses sustainability.


Unit name Accounting for Venture Decisions
Unit code BAA537
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business & Economics

Dr Claire Horner

Teaching staff

Dr Claire Horner

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $3,200.00 080101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Weekly workshop


Weekly JITT – 10%
Case Study – 30%
Workshop Presentations – 20%
Business Plan and Budget – 40%

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