Accounting and Financial Management

10 Units

This course introduces accounting and financial management to non-accountants. It aims to provide an understanding of the main accounting concepts and the practical use of accounting and financial information for decision making and the achievement of business goals.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (UoN Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the main principles behind the preparation and interpretation of financial statements;
  2. Analyse the cash flow, financial performance and financial position of a business using published financial statements;
  3. Explain the ways in which accounting contributes to financial management and apply this knowledge
  4. Apply cost-volume-profit analysis;
  5. Apply cost accounting concepts in management decision making;
  6. Construct and analyse budgets;
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the application of capital budgeting methods and describe the sources of financing.

The topics in this course include the following:

  1. Introduction to accounting and financial management;
  2. Measuring and reporting financial position, financial performance and cash flows;
  3. Accounting and reporting for limited companies;
  4. Cost-volume-profit and marginal analysis;
  5. Cost accounting and reporting systems;
  6. Budgeting;
  7. Capital budgeting;
  8. Basic financing decisions.
Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Examination: Formal -
  • Presentations - Group -
  • Quiz - Class -
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6200

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