Accounting Information for Decision Making

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Accounting Information for Decision Making

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This unit equips students to understand accounting as a useful tool for management decision making. Students develop an understanding of the principles of financial and management accounting from a user perspective. Topics include: the environment of accounting; recording business transactions; information on the income statement and balance sheet; analysis and interpretation of financial reports; budgeting; cost-volume-profit analysis; and financing a business. By the end of the unit students are able to explain the usefulness of financial and management accounting information and describe different types of accounting information for both internal and external users. Students develop graduate capabilities in a range of areas including critical analysis of accounting information, problem solving skills and written and oral communication skills.

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.