Accounting and Financial Management
|Course code GSBS6200||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty 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 2014
|Objectives||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.
|Content||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;
7. Capital budgeting;
8. Basic financing decisions.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for GSBS6200|