Accounting and Financial Management

Course code GSBS6200Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

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.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctTrimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Sydney Bathurst StreetTrimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
UoN SingaporeTrimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThe 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
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Presentations - Group
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6200