Accounting and Financial Management

Course code GSBS6200
Available in 2017
2017 Course Timetables


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.


UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 1 - 2017
  • Trimester 2 - 2017
  • Trimester 3 - 2017

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 1 - 2017
  • Trimester 2 - 2017
  • Trimester 3 - 2017

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.

Assessment Items

Quiz: In Class Quiz

Project: Presentation - Group Project

Formal Examination: Final examination

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct, UoN Singapore, Sydney Elizabeth Street and WebLearn GradSchool


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Term

tutorials in weeks 6 & 10