BUS101 Introductory Accounting

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 1, Semester 1
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: Nil
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week

Unit description 

This unit aims to provide students with conceptual knowledge and technical skills of contemporary financial accounting. Students will gain a sound knowledge and skills necessary to process business transactions and prepare general purpose financial statements adhering to accounting standards and conceptual framework. The unit will introduce students to the ethical requirements and code of conducts for professional accountants in Australia. The unit will teach students how to analyse and interpret financial statements and use the information for planning, controlling and making business and economic decisions. In addition, Students will learn how to use MYOB to process business transactions and generate various financial reports.

Unit learning outcomes (ULO)   

On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
ULO1 Define accounting concepts, techniques and processes and identify the users of general-purpose accounting information.
ULO2 Explain core accounting concepts, such as accrual basis accounting and cash basis accounting, and apply these concepts to business problems, and reporting on the outcomes.
ULO3 Apply the theoretical knowledge and technical skills in accounting to generate various financial reports.
ULO4 Demonstrate the understanding of ethical requirements and code of conduct for accounting professionals.
ULO5 Analyse and interpret the financial information provided in an entity’s various financial statements through the use of appropriate financial ratios analysis.

Topics to be included in the unit

1. Introduction to accounting 
2. Recording business transactions
3. Adjusting entries and preparing financial statements
4. Completing accounting cycle
5. Statement of cash flows
6. Accounting for inventories
7. Accounting for receivables
8. Internal control and cash
9. Non-current assets: Property plant and equipment, intangibles, equity and liabilities
10. Current liabilities and payroll
11. Analysis of financial statements
12. Big data and Accounting/Semester review


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Class Participation 10% 12
Assessment 2: Individual Assignment 30% 10
Assessment 3: Final Exam 60% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.