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BU1002 - Accounting for Decision Making

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject is an introduction to accounting information systems including accounting concepts and the application and interpretation of accounting information using professional ethics for decision making. It focuses on the following areas: an understanding of accounting reports, analysis of accounting information and the use of accounting information in various business decisions.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the nature of accounting and contextual factors that underpin the operation of business accounting systems from five different perspectives: governance and ethics; financial accounting v. managerial accounting; national and international environments; government and private sector regulatory environment; and business structures;
  • examine business reports, i.e. annual reports and GPFRs, to assess particular data for financial/economic decision making;
  • identify and explain the structure, elements, components, users, uses and limitations of the prime general purpose financial reports (GPFRs) and their interrelationships: balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows;
  • apply financial decision-making tools; financial statement analysis, cost-volume profit analysis, budgets.
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Combinations:
BU1902 CO1002 CO1101

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Ms Jodie Maxfield
Lecturers: Ms Jodie Maxfield, Ms Brianna Paterson-Sonnenburg.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Ms Jodie Maxfield.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Ms Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Dr Sandra Wallace.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Ms Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Dr Sandra Wallace.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Ms Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Mr James How.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Ms Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Dr TY Thong.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Ms Jodie Maxfield
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Ms Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Ms Christina Tay.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Ms Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Mrs Rachna Sharma.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Ms Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Mrs Rachna Sharma.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Ms Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Mrs Rachna Sharma.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); online quizzes (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.