• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting, Commerce, Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Hai Wu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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BUSN8181 Financial Reporting and Analysis is one of the courses offered principally for the MBA, MMgt and certain Grad Cert programs offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics.

The course provides a user perspective on the role of accounting and financial reporting in capturing and conveying economic information about an organisation. Through a series of workshops, case studies and exercises, you will acquire confidence in using the concepts and vocabulary of accounting to analyse and communicate about business performance and resource allocation. You will become familiar with the format and use of financial statements and the role of accounting in making business decisions.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

1. read, understand, interpret and analyse general purpose financial reports;

2. understand differing accounting policies and their impact on financial statements;

3. evaluate different types of performance measurement systems in accounting and commonly used financial control systems;

4.  demonstrate knowledge of management accounting concepts and techniques; and

5. make sound financial decisions in real world settings.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

  • Mid-semester Exam 20%
  • Group Assignment 40%
  • Final Exam 40%

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 12 hours a week (including non-teaching weeks) to completing the work. This will include attending classes, course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Graduate Certificate in Management (6860) (6860XGCMGT) or Master of Management (7812) (7812XMMGNT) or Master of Business Administration (7810) (7810XMBA). You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed BUSN7008.

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
2016 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4878
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.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Undertaken in the Chinese Language
5557 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8238 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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