Courses & Units

Data Analytics for Accounting BEA213

Introduction

In today’s data economy, businesses are blessed and cursed with an abundance of data. This proliferation of data is creating new professions and changing existing professions. One profession that is witnessing a rapid change due to the explosion of data is accounting. While there exists a plethora of data available to businesses, accounting data remains a source of data that is reliable, relevant and accessible for all organisations. This unit will introduce students to the very recent changes ushered in by the big data revolution to the accounting profession, introduce students to how data analytics is being applied to accounting data, develop their skills in analyzing and presenting accounting data to management and also develop their abilities to critically evaluate the underlying accounting systems and processes related to both the collection, creation, processing and production of accounting data within organisations.

Summary

Unit name Data Analytics for Accounting
Unit code BEA213
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting
Coordinator Doctor Glenn Finau
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Accelerated Study Period 3 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Accelerated Study Period 3 11/9/2023 4/10/2023 26/10/2023 10/12/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply data analytics to accounting data to solve business problems.
  • Critically evaluate data analytics inputs, processes and outputs.
  • Create compelling stories based on data analytics using data visualization tools.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Pre-recorded Blended Lecture (online), Up to 1.5 hours (3-5 short lectures of maximum 20 minutes each), weekly

Blended Workshop (face to face and via zoom) for 120 minutes, fortnightly

AssessmentTake home exam (35%)|Role play assignment (30%)|Data analytics using accounting (35%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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