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Corporate Accounting (MBS678)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This is an advanced unit in financial accounting which focuses on issues that arise because a business is incorporated. The topics include those that have a high degree of specific relevance to large public companies and include share issues, tax-effect accounting, consolidations, asset revaluation and intangibles, and accounting for foreign currency. These topics will be discussed in the context of the law, International and Australian Accounting Standards and generally accepted accounting practices.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this unit students will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate integrated knowledge of the key accounting concepts, principles and practices
LO2: Apply accounting principles and practices to both national and non-national entities
LO3: Critically analyse the legal and regulatory environment relevant to both national and non-national
LO4: Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a
variety of contexts
LO5: Critically evaluate complex issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
LO6: Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning and autonomy
Timetabled Learning Activities 2.5 hour seminar per teaching week for South Street Campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using the seminar format (comprising lectures and workshop discussion).This is enhanced by small group work and self directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Assessment
Problem Solving and Participation 15% In term test 20% Assignment 15% Final examination 50%
Prerequisites MBS513/MBS539 Accounting for Managers and MBS544 Accounting Processes
Exclusions Students who have completed MBS632 Corporate Accounting may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MBS632
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Sandra Ho
Lecturer in Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7531
e: Sandra.Ho@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.030 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

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

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Sandra Ho
Lecturer in Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7531
e: Sandra.Ho@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.030 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

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
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