• Offered by Research School of Accounting & Business Info Syst
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Specialist
    Transitional
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting, Commerce
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    See Future Offerings

This course aims to

  • Promote an understanding of the role of government in a modern democratic society;
  • Promote an understanding of the differences between the public sector and the business sector parts of the economy, and the implications of these differences for financial management, accounting and budgeting;
  • Promote an understanding of some major issues in public sector financial management, accounting and budgeting; and
  • Provide possible solutions to some of the above issues.

In short any accounting or business student who is planning to work in Canberra should do this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the role of government in a modern democratic society;
  • Critcally evaluate the differences between the public sector and the business sector of the economy, and the implications of these differences for financial management, accounting and budgeting;
  • understand some major issues in public sector financial management, accounting and budgeting
  • Be able to analyse and propose solutions to the major issues in public sector financial management, accounting and budgeting

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

Group Seminar Paper 30%

Individual Research Paper 30%

Final Examination 40%

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

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, writing and assignment work.


Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol this course if you have successfully completed BUSN3006

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that students have an understanding of basic accounting concepts, including accrual accounting and budgeting.


Specialisations

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:
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3414
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3344 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions