MANAGEMT 7126OL - Accounting and Financial Management

Online - Online Teaching 6 - 2021

Throughout history, financial literacy has been the foundations for the prosperity of organisations, commerce and societies. The purpose of this course is to improve your financial literacy so you are able to assess the financial performance and financial standing of an organisation. You will be introduced to the language of accounting and key concepts, as well as the skills to interpret earnings statements, balance sheets, and cash flow reports. This course will also introduce you to key concepts for managing finances such as the time value of money, capital budgeting, how enterprises finance their capital expenditure and the risk-return paradigm.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MANAGEMT 7126OL
    Course Accounting and Financial Management
    Coordinating Unit Adelaide Business School
    Term Online Teaching 6
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Course Description Throughout history, financial literacy has been the foundations for the prosperity of organisations, commerce and societies. The purpose of this course is to improve your financial literacy so you are able to assess the financial performance and financial standing of an organisation. You will be introduced to the language of accounting and key concepts, as well as the skills to interpret earnings statements, balance sheets, and cash flow reports. This course will also introduce you to key concepts for managing finances such as the time value of money, capital budgeting, how enterprises finance their capital expenditure and the risk-return paradigm.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Ashley Miller

    Program Coordinator contact details: MBA Online
    Name: Assoc. Prof. Graciela Corral de Zubielqui
    Email: graciela.corraldezubielqui@adelaide.edu.au

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Integrate ethical, compliance, and governance obligations of managers in organisations to contextualise managerial roles and responsibilities.

    2. Investigate the nature and application of the four principal financial statements (i.e. the Income Statement, Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Cash Flows, and Statement of Changes in Equity) to inform managerial decision making.

    3. Interpret quantitative and qualitative data to assess financial performance and position of an organisation.

    4. Prepare budgets to make decisions about planning, controlling, and directing activities.

    5. Apply recognised evaluation methodologies to make capital investment decisions.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3,4,5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1,2,3,4,5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2,3,4,5
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1,3,4,5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The following two resources are considered core texts for this course:

    • Atrill, P., McLaney, E.J. and Harvey, D. (2018). Accounting for non-specialists. 7th Edition. Port Melbourne: Pearson Education Australia.
     and 
    • Titman, S., Martin, T., Keown, A. & Martin, J. (2019), Financial Management: Principles and application. 8th Edition, Pearson Education Australia.


    Recommended Resources
    • Trotman, K., Carson, E., Gibbins, M. (2019). Financial Accounting – an integrated approach. 7th Ed. Cengage Learning Australia.
    Online Learning
    This course is delivered over a six week period.  "Time" is one of our most precious resources and to cover an MBA course in that time needs planning.  Information can be found on the University's Student Wellbeing webpages under Study Tips, Time Management.

    The course is more than absorbing information. The activities and interactions are designed to help you synthesise and be able to apply them.  Discussion with other, sharing different perspectives through the tutorials and Discussion Board is a great way to hone your ideas, test interpretations and enjoy the journey.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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  • Policies & Guidelines
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