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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Robert Cornick


This unit examines accounting as an information system. The unit content is evenly divided between financial accounting and management accounting. Financial accounting considers the information requirements of external users such as owners, shareholders, investors, potential investors. Management accounting is concerned with the information needs of internal users such as managers of an entity at various levels of responsibility. In both sections of the unit, we are concerned with the needs of managers in planning, decision making and control.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate comprehension and application of the theory, practice and use of accounting
  2. analyse and communicate accounting information to users
  3. further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.


Within semester assessment: 50% Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Paul Collier

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in the MBA program to undertake this unit


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3183, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3195, 3196, 3197, 3198, 3837, 3839, 3849, 0028 or 4405


GSB9004, AFX9500, AFX9550