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Business Decision Making (11009.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School

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Syllabus

Many university graduates aim to become managers, either of their own business, or as part of the management team of other entities. A critical attribute of management is the ability to incorporate financial and non-financial data in a range of decisions, such as pricing products, setting budgets, and evaluating performance.

However, the majority of these people have not studied accounting and information systems. This unit aims to address this gap by showing students how to identify, obtain, manipulate and analyse data in order to make informed business decisions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply cost classifications and cost behaviour to a range of decisions, including budgeting;

2. Interpret the impact a range of transactions and events will have on financial reports;

3. Develop spreadsheet models to support simple decision making in a variety of contexts;

4. Apply a systems approach to facilitate decision making;

5. Apply cost-benefit analysis concepts to various business decision making contexts; and

6. Demonstrate how a range of psychological factors influence decision makers.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

Three hours per week (one 1 hour lecture and 2 hours (combined) tutorials).

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

5617 Accounting for Managers

Referenced Courses



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