Courses & Units

Accounting for Managers BFA526

Hobart

Note:

Prior completion of BFA507 OR BFA707 The Accounting Framework means that BFA526 should not be taken, although BFA526 is not equivalent to BFA507 for the purposes of credit to the MPA or MPAS.

Introduction

This unit focuses on role of accounting for managers. Students will learn to use financial and management accounting techniques to enable and enhance their decision making. Financial statement analysis will help students make decisions about an organisation’s financial position, performance and cash flow. Students will also explore other forms of corporate reporting and critically evaluate issues of ethics and corporate governance in business.

Summary

Unit name Accounting for Managers
Unit code BFA526
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator

Dr Bernadette Smith

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Explain and apply financial accounting in the preparation of simple financial reports.
LO2Analyse and critically evaluate information from organisations to make decisions and communicate these through written reports.
LO3Explain  and  apply  management  accounting  techniques  for  business  planning, control and capital investment decisions.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090103 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisite units for BFA526. However, you should:

  • have adequate English language skills;
  • have a basic understanding of numbers and how to use them in calculations;
  • be familiar with the use of Microsoft Excel, a fundamental tool used to help you to analyse financial data. You should be able to set up a spreadsheet, enter formulae and execute calculations. and
  • be familiar with the global business environment and keep abreast of developments reported in various media.

Co-requisites

N/A

Mutual Exclusions

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

BFA582, BAA511, BAA515, BFA507, BFA707

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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Assessment

Online Quiz (20%), Assignment (30%), Portfolio (50%).

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Textbooks

Required

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