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BU1002 - Accounting for Decision Making

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject focuses on the use of accounting information for decision making by investors, regulators, management and organisational stakeholders. While presented in a corporate context, the analysis and decision-making processes have application in the government and not-for-profit sectors. Upon completion of this subject you will be able to read financial statements, understand their limitations and uses, and critically analyse financial performance using contemporary analysis techniques. You will gain an appreciation of the impact of financial decisions and policies on the performance of an organisation, and acquire a broad understanding of how parties external to the organisation interpret the reporting of financial information produced by management.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate the role of accounting information in making decisions in a business environment;
  • prepare financial information to assist in decision making for both internal and external stakeholders;
  • interpret and evaluate financial information for internal and external decision-making for business.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Group & Individual
  • Participation > Online participation - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Mandatory attendance requirements apply in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 8 out of 10 workshops must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why they should be permitted to submit the final assessment task.

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1902 CO1002 CO1101

Availabilities

Cairns, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Jodie Maxfield
Lecturers: Mrs Natasha Garvey, Miss Rachel Saunders, Mrs Dawn Masasso.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours seminars - 3 hours per week
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Mrs Dawn Masasso.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours seminars - 3 hours per week
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Mrs Rachna Sharma.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Mrs Rachna Sharma.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Jodie Maxfield
Lecturer: Mrs Rachna Sharma.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Dr Chris Durden
Lecturer: Dr Harun Harun.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Jodie Maxfield
Lecturers: Miss Rachel Saunders, Mrs Kerry Orro.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours seminars - 3 hours per week
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Jodie Maxfield
Lecturers: Miss Rachel Saunders, Mrs Kerry Orro.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours seminars - 3 hours per week
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 1, External
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Jodie Maxfield
Lecturers: Miss Rachel Saunders, Mrs Kerry Orro.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - Online collaborate sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Trimester 3, External
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Mrs Jodie Maxfield
Lecturers: Mrs Natasha Garvey, Miss Rachel Saunders, Mrs Kerry Orro.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - Online collaborate sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.