Course Title: Accounting for Management Decisions

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Accounting for Management Decisions

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ACCT2127

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

ACCT2130

Air Transport Training College

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 07

Course Coordinator: Mr Cameron Nichol

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5712

Course Coordinator Email: cameron.nichol@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.11.48


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are required to be able to demonstrate the ability to comprehend and communicate information in accurate, clear, concise and coherent English.

You are required to have the ability to be self-disciplined and organised in your approach to study in this course.


Course Description

Accounting for Management Decisions provides you with an understanding of the role of accounting as a system of information gathering and reporting that plays an important role in business decision-making. You will be encouraged to apply theoretical learning to real world practices. This course is specifically designed for students with little or no prior knowledge in accounting.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Explain and use accounting information in business decision-making contexts
  2. Critically analyse financial reports and financial information to advise upon and improve business practices.
  3. Apply the major types of financial statement analysis to plan and control business activities
  4. Use the major techniques of financial and management accounting to make informed business decisions
  5. Critically evaluate contemporary management accounting systems and apply these systems to improve management decision-making.


Overview of Learning Activities

Class seminars will involve interactive lectures, case studies and folio exercises. These are designed to engage you with how accounting can assist you in your role as a decision maker. They will engage you in thinking about what accounting is and how accounting operates within an organisation and regulatory context. The class activities will form part of your assessment and assist you in preparing for the other assessment in this course.

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Examination: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.