• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
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Accounting analytics develops new insights and understanding of financial and non-financial performance by continuous iterative examination of large data sets pertaining to past financial and non-financial information and events. This course aims to equip students with skills to analyse accounting data to address accounting-related problems. Students are expected to obtain an understanding of different types of data analytics methods, and how to apply these methods to analyse accounting-related problems. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify useful sources of financial and non-financial data that help accountants’ decision-making.
  2. Define concepts, and use current applications, of typical accounting analytics methods.
  3. Analyse accounting case studies to gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges brought by large financial and non-financial data set.
  4. Use analytics techniques to interpret accounting data, analyse business environments, and develop solutions for authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems in accounting processes.
  5. Interpret and effectively communicate the findings of accounting analytics to both specialists and non-specialists.
  6. Explain contemporary accounting analytics relevant to accountants’ work in professional contexts.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessment may include, but not restricted to class presentation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s). (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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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 on course reading, writing and assignment work.

Inherent Requirements

None

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Commerce (Advanced) or Graduate Certificate of Accounting, and have completed BUSN7008. To enrol in this course, students in the Master of Applied Accounting must be studying or have completed BUSN7008. This course is incompatible with BUSN3051 and BUSN7051.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
4251 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 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
7261 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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