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Accounting for Managers (MBS539)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-MMR: TJB-internal, TSB-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description While this unit provides an introduction to accounting issues relevant to both preparers and users of business reports, it predominantly explores the principles of financial and management accounting from a user perspective. The focus of the unit is on decision-making providing a practical knowledge of preparing basic financial statements and analysing information obtained from the accounting system to assist in management decision making.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic understanding of the accounting environment, ethics and the role of professional skill.
2. Explain the role of accounting information in the management planning and decision making.
3. Understand the basic accounting concepts and apply them to analyse and record business transactions.
4. Understand the principles of managing and reporting working capital.
5. Prepare basic financial statements and understand the relationship of the main financial statements.
6. Apply tools to analyse and interpret financial statements as well as understanding some of the issues facing the readers of financial statements.
7. Understand the role of accounting in sustainable business.
8. Understand the types of costs and revenues relevant to business decision making.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminar: 1 hour per teaching week; Workshops 1.5 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus; 6 x 3.5 hour fortnightly sessions plus 1 x 3hr session at the end of the teaching period at Kaplan SGP
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Other Learning Experiences LMS online quizzes and interactive activities; Online Diagnostic test.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have completed MBS513/MBS5132/MBS5392 Accounting for Managers may not enrol in MBS539 Accounting for Managers for credit.
Previously 2013: MBS513
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GradCertBusAdmin)
Graduate Certificate in Business Studies (GCBStudies) [New in 2019]
Master of Applied Psychology + Doctor of Philosophy (MAppPsych)+(PhD)
Master of Business (MBus) [New in 2019]
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Business Administration + Master of HealthCare Management (MBA)+(MHCM) [New in 2019]
Master of Business Administration + Master of Human Resources Management (MBA)+(MHRM) [New in 2019]
Master of Business Administration + Master of Information Technology (Data Science) (MBA)+(MIT) [New in 2019]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (MPA(Adv))
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
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.
Accounting for Managers (MBS5392) - as for MBS539 except as follows
Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate understanding of the accounting environment and the role of accounting information in management planning and decision making, by people both internal and external to the business;
LO2: Demonstrate a critical awareness of the ethics required of professional accountants.
LO3: Apply appropriate accounting concepts to analyse and record business transactions in managing and reporting business working capital.
LO4: Prepare financial statements and demonstrate the relationships of these statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement and statement of changes in equity and the Statement of Cash Flows.
LO5:Apply tools to analyse and interpret financial statements as well as understanding the issues facing the readers of financial statements.
LO6: Identify and apply the costs and revenues relevant to business decision making and the role of accounting in sustainable business.
LO7: Explain enterprise governance and business sustainability and be aware of the current developments in this area in Australia.
LO8: Demonstrate the ability to working effectively in a team to achieve a shared objective.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: South Street Murdoch, 3 x 4 hours per week during the summer teaching semester.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit requires students to prepare for each session in advance, to participate in experiential learning exercises, discussions, and other activities during sessions.
External students will be required to participate online. Most sessions will include a recorded lecture component which will be available for downloading.
Assessment Refer below.
Prerequisites Enrolment in C1083 Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (MasterClass) or C1115 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (MasterClass).
Exclusions Students who have completed MBS513/MBS5132/MBS539 Accounting for Managers may not enrol in MBS5392 Accounting for Managers for credit.
Previously 2014: MBS5132
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.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
MBS539
Dr Terri Trireksani
Lecturer Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2481
e: T.Trireksani@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.038 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS5392
Miss Mellisa Lewis
Lecturer In Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2155
e: m.lewis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.011 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
MBS539

DUBAI-ISC: TJD-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Miss Mellisa Lewis
Lecturer In Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2155
e: m.lewis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.011 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS539

DUBAI-ISC: TMD-Internal
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-Internal
KAPLAN-MMR: TSB-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-Internal
Ms Tara Amin
Associate Lecturer in Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2316
e: Tara.Amin@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS539

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Terri Trireksani
Lecturer Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2481
e: T.Trireksani@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.038 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS539

KAPLAN-MMR: TJB-Internal
MURDOCH: SUM-Internal
MURDOCH: SUM-External
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