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Introduction to Accounting (BUS160)

Organisational Unit School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-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.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have completed BUS170 Foundations of Accounting may not enrol in this units for credit
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