Accounting for Decision Makers

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Accounting for Decision Makers

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    1. Discuss and explain the nature and purpose of accounting;
    2. Prepare and interpret financial statements according to conventional methods of accounting;
    3. Identify, analyse and evaluate financial information relevant to the operating, investing and financing decisions of a business entity;
    4. Organise, calculate and analyse information relevant to decision making;
    5. Demonstrate a growing awareness of ethics within the accounting environment.
    The course content includes the following topics:
    Introduction to accounting and different accounting entities
    Financial statements
    Recording accounting transactions
    Analysing, and interpreting Financial Statements
    Introduction to managerial accounting
    Cost-volume-profit analysis
    Time value of money
    Capital investment decisions
    Accounting for sustainability

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.