Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting and Finance
OfferedNot offered in 2014


This unit provides students with a broad introduction to the core business processes and systems that underpin organisational business activities. Topics covered include: how systems support business processes, electronic commerce and business decision making; database management concepts; methods for documenting business processes and information systems; internal controls for business processes and information systems; core business processes associated with revenue, expenditure and production transaction cycles, together with business reporting; and the role of an enterprise system.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse business strategy and how business strategy influences the need for information and the design of business processes
  2. prepare business process documentation
  3. design and evaluate business processes
  4. prepare plans to achieve a satisfactory level of internal control
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with accounting processes and systems and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFX5310.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week