Course Title: Accounting in Organisations and Society

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Accounting in Organisations and Society

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ACCT2213

City Campus

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

ACCT2247

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 14

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ACCT2247

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22017 (XXXX)

Course Coordinator: Nitin Barr

Course Coordinator Phone: 99251427

Course Coordinator Email: nitin.barr@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Bldg 80 Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NONE


Course Description

Accounting in Organisations and Society introduces you to the role of accounting information in business and more broadly, in society. In this course you will learn the basic principles underlying the production of financial information and its use in decision-making by various user groups including managers, shareholders, lenders and investment analysts. The course depicts accounting as the language of business communication. Accounting in Organisations and Society is a compulsory core course in the Bachelor of Business suite of degrees, and is also a pre-requisite for more advanced courses in accounting.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

CLO1: Justify why different perspectives of the roles of organisations within society will in turn influence the types of ‘accounts’ we would expect an organisation to produce.

CLO2: Explain the role of accounting in managing a business or organisation; including the concept of 'resources' available for business uptake, and, how ‘costs’ are implicated in the use of such resources.

CLO3: Identify and justify various approaches to measuring the performance of an organisation inclusive of financial performance, social performance, and environmental performance.

CLO4: Interpret and analyse a range of accountability approaches and the implications of financial performance (measured in terms of cash flows; income statement and balance sheet performance) on social and environmental performance.

CLO5: Analyse case studies to identify instances that justify accounting is both a technical and a social practice in a changing and interconnected world.

CLO6: Application of technical skills to analyse big data and provide visualisations to evaluate implications for practice.


Overview of Learning Activities

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.
Learning activities will include:

  • Attending lectures and tutorials
  • Completing prescribed reading, selected exercises, discussion questions
  • Relating course material to practical examples in business

You will be required to engage in certain learning activities (e.g. prescribed reading, completion of exercises and preparation of discussion questions) prior to attending class each week. This ensures that valuable discussion, extension of concepts and issues requiring clarification can be attended to in class time.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and 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: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 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.