Course Title: Business Advisory Services

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Advisory Services

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


615H Accounting


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 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020


Hong Kong Management Associatn


615H Accounting


Offsh 2 10


Kolej Metropolitan


615H Accounting


Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 3 11


Singapore Inst of Management


615H Accounting


Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 3 11


RMIT University Vietnam


615H Accounting


Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet2 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet2 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet3 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Tehmina Khan

Course Coordinator Phone: 99255704

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, level 11, room 52

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Business Advisory Services aims to deepen your understanding of the problems faced by small businesses and develop in you an appreciation of and knowledge about the management and operation of a small business.This course is of particular interest to those students who may own and/or manage a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) in the future or will be in a position to advise owners and managers of SMEs.You will be introduced to the practicalities of running a small to medium enterprise.You will also examine case studies designed to give you practical experience in dealing with the real-life problems faced by SME owners/managers.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Gather and/or interpret data to develop a plan for the SME which includes a business model and a business plan.

CLO2: Interpret the complexities of SME-related tax requirements to formulate compliant course of action.

CLO3: Distinguish the complexities of HR-related legislative requirements to guide SMEs’ compliance requirements.

CLO4: Advise on and implement a variety of reporting requirements for SMEs to ensure compliance.

CLO5: Analyse the problem(s) and risks faced by SME owners and managers and formulate alternative and practical solutions capable of addressing them.

Overview of Learning Activities

The major learning and teaching between you and staff are face-to-face, class-based lecture and tutorial type activities that involve you in the gaining of knowledge about the small business sector and developing skills to solve problems and issues faced by small businesses. Your self-directed learning will involve completion of the set reading and tutorial-type work, and the assessment tasks.



Overview of Learning Resources

All required learning material is provided on Canvas. In-class assessments require internet based research in addition to the use of Canvas based materials.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1

Assessment Task 2: 10%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5

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.