Available in 2017
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables

UoN Singapore

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

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 2 - 2017

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 2 - 2017
  • Trimester 3 - 2017

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 2 - 2017
  • Trimester 3 - 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