• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Shuk Ho
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
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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 and synthesise useful sources of financial and non-financial data that help accountants’ decision-making.
  2. Demonstrate the cognitive skills to master the major concepts, and use current applications, of typical accounting analytics methods.
  3. Critically analyse accounting case studies to gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges brought by large financial and non-financial data set.
  4. Use and evaluate 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. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of contemporary accounting analytics relevant to accountants’ work in professional contexts.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessment may include, but not restricted to class presentation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s). (null) [LO null]

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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

Not applicable

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. This course is incompatible with BUSN3051.

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
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
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 Class Summary
4058 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9082 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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