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LB5212 - Financial Foundations for Managers

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of accounting. The aim is to build on basic concepts to develop a clearer understanding of financial statements, their uses and limitations in decision-making. The capacity to analyse financial statements and make decisions based on them will be emphasised. The subject examines decisions on cost structures and the implications for operating leverage and thus the financial statements. An introduction to capital budgeting and the application thereof to various cases is also covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the nature of assets, liabilities and income in the context of the accounting model;
  • Develop an understanding of an ability to prepare basic accounting statements such as the statement of financial position and the statement of financial performance;
  • Ability to produce and interpret budgets and understand the various ways in which a business assesses capital investments, develop it's capital budget and make long term resource allocation decisions;
  • Understand the behaviour of costs and know how to conduct analysis of changes in sales and costs on profits. Understanding operating leverage, its measurement and the impact it has on financial statements through the cost structures as well as the use of cost structures in short-term decision regarding resource usage;
  • The ability to analyse and interpret financial statements and understand of the relationship between the different statements.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities;
  • The potential to resolve conflicts.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU5002 LB5001

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 26, Block
Census Date 20-Sep-2012
Face to face teaching (Teaching 7,8,9,15,16 September with exam weekend 29/30 Sept)
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 55, Block
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 23-Jun-2012 to 08-Jul-2012 (Teaching over 3 weekends with exam scheduled on another weekend.)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

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