• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Neil Fargher
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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The course focuses on the nature and scope of business reporting and the need for financial and non-financial information for business decision-making. It provides students with fundamental financial management knowledge in the contemporary business environment. The course commences with an introduction to the use of business reports and the financial reporting regulatory environment. The concepts of primary financial reports and specific reporting issues are then discussed, with a focus on the preparation and analysis of financial statements from the perspectives of business report users. The course proceeds with discussions on the basic financial decision tools, the use of past and future-oriented information and how the knowledge is applied to managerial decision-making, including planning, control and investment opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you are expected to have attained proficiency in the following areas:

  • Understand the relationship of business reporting to the social and economic environment;
  • Explain who are the main users of business reports, and the main purposes for which the information is used;
  • Understand the major differences between sole traders, partnerships and companies.
  • Distinguish between income, expenses, assets and liabilities;
  • Apply the principle of duality to the accounting equation;
  • Prepare an income statement, balance sheet and a statement of cash flows;
  • Analyse financial reports with regard to key aspects of performance such as profitability, solvency and liquidity;
  • Explain what the planning and control processes are in relation to company objectives;
  • Evaluate investment opportunities, including cost-volume-profit analysis, capital investment decision making, and budgeting.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Tutorial quizzes 10%
  • Mid-semester exam 25%
  • Assignment Report 15%
  • Final Examination 50% 

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ENGN3211

Assumed Knowledge

Numeracy and literacy proficiency is assumed.

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2612 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7591 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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