Courses & Units

Accounting for Managers XPD505


The aim of this unit is to develop your ability to prepare, analyse and communicate financial information. This unit will prepare you for postgraduate studies in Business by developing your understanding and effective use of the vocabulary, concepts and regulatory requirements that underlie the preparation of financial reports. Limitations of conventional reporting practices and analysis are noted. The relevance of non-financial information is also considered. Areas of management accounting relevant to decision making and possible future directions of accounting are discussed. This unit develops your skills to make full use of accounting information as a decision maker.


Unit name Accounting for Managers
Unit code XPD505
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
Discipline University Pathways
Coordinator Mr Mustajab Ahmed Soomro
Delivered By Third Party(ies): UP Education
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart IPC Semester 1 On-Campus International
Hobart IPC Semester 2 On-Campus International
Hobart IPC Semester 3 On-Campus International


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
IPC Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 9/4/2022 27/5/2022
IPC Semester 2 27/6/2022 26/7/2022 10/8/2022 23/9/2022
IPC Semester 3 17/10/2022 7/11/2022 2/12/2022 27/1/2023
Summer school (early) 8/11/2021 1/1/2022 2/1/2022 20/2/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in identifying and effectively using financial vocabulary (words, concepts, idioms, jargons etc.);
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the financial reporting professional and regulatory environment including current issues in financial reporting;
  • Explain accounting principles and concepts and effectively apply these to the preparation of financial reports;
  • Analyze financial information to make decisions;
  • Communicate written and oral academic arguments supported by appropriate academic literature.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080101 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



AssessmentTest (20%)|Assignment (30%)|Portfolio (50%)
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