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.
|Unit name||Data Analytics for Accounting|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Glenn Finau|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|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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- 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|
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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
|Assessment||Take home exam (35%)|Role play assignment (30%)|Data analytics using accounting (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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