Accounting for Decision Making

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Accounting for Decision Making

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    An introduction to accounting for students not intending to advance in accounting or taxation. The course covers the use and social impact of accounting information, both within organisations and in external reporting.

    Course Learning Objectives
    By the end of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Explain the role of accounting in business;
    2. Explain the use of financial statements as a decision making tool;
    3. Interpret accounting information for internal and external decision making;

    Online Quizzes on Chapters 2-9, 11, 12 (10 worth 1% each) 10%
    Test 1 15%
    Test 2 15%
    Final Examination (closed book exam, 2 hours) 60%

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