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Business Decision Making G (11396.2)

Level: Graduate Level
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 you how to identify, obtain, manipulate and analyse data to make informed business decisions.

This unit is co-taught with 11009 Business Decision Making.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Apply a systems approach to facilitate business decision making;

2. Evaluate a range of behavioural factors and demonstrate how they influence decision makers;

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

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

5. Analyse and Interpret the impact a range of transactions and events will have on business resources; and

6. Critically analyse complex information and develop spreadsheet models to support decision making in a variety of contexts.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour interactive workshop on campus per week.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

10264 Finance for Managers G, 11009 Business Decision Making, 5617 Accounting for Managers, 9501 Financial Management G.

Equivalent Units

6221 Accounting for Managers G and 9501 Financial Management G.


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