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Introduction to Accounting (BUS160)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
Description This unit provides an introduction and broad overview of fundamental financial and management accounting concepts. The unit is suitable for anyone undertaking a commerce degree as it introduces students to concepts and practices necessary for a basic understanding of business reports. The topics addressed in financial accounting include the accounting equation, cash vs accrual accounting, Australian Accounting Standards, and financial statement analysis. Management accounting topics include an introduction to budgeting, CVP analysis and cost behaviour.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week.
Assessment To promote students' team work ability, an assignment is provided for groups of two or three.
A combination of lectures, theory and principles with tutorials/workshops to develop skills of analysis and team work.
Tutorial 10%
Test 25%
Assignment 15%
Final exam 50%
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have completed BUS170 Foundations of Accounting may not enrol in this units for credit
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Foundations of Accounting (BUS170) - as for BUS160 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Timetabled Learning Activities
Assessment Participation 10%
Mid Term test 25%
Group Assignment 15%
Final Examination 50%
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS160 Introduction to Accounting may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: BUS160
2013: 'Introduction to Accounting'
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Introduction to Accounting (MIT) (DBUS160) - as for BUS160 except as follows
Organisational Unit No Specific School
Credit Points 3
Timetabled Learning Activities
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Foundations of Accounting (MIT) (DBUS170) - as for BUS160 except as follows
Organisational Unit No Specific School
Credit Points 3
Timetabled Learning Activities
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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