Business Decision Making (11009.1)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|School Of Information Systems & Accounting||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
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 outcomesUpon 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Equivalent units5617 Accounting for Managers
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YOU WILL REQUIRE BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING TEXTBOOKS FOR MATERIALS:
Required Texts - These can be purchased online as a "Digital Value Pack" through Pearson Australia. Details of how to purchase them will be provided on the Canvas website.
- Atrill, McLaney, Harvey (2018) Accounting for Non-Specialists, 7th Edition, Pearson Australia, Melbourne, ISBN 9781488612589
- Richardson (2018) Business Analytics for Decision Making, (Custom eBook), Pearson Australia, Melbourne, ISBN 9781488624278
Recommended Texts - It is highly recommended that you obtain this as a resource not only for this unit, but also for future units and your career. This can also be acquired online through Pearson.
Robbins (2015) Decide and Conquer: The Ultimate Guide for Improving Your Decision Making, 2nd Edition, Pearson Education Inc, New Jersey, USA
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students who achieve an overall mark of 50% will pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Weekly lecture: 2 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly tutorial: 2 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly workshop: 1 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly study commitment, in addition to the 3 items above: 2 hours/week, 12 times (including mid-term break)
Online Assessment: preparation time of 3 hours/online assessment, 3 times
Group Assignment: preparation of 30 hours
Final exam: preparation time of 32 hours
Required IT skills
Students need to know how to access the University of Canberra's Learnonline system. Students will also be exposed to introductory level Microsoft Excel techniques.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 3, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (184779)
- Global Pathways Program Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UCI - SVKM's Institute of International Studies, Mumbai (192550)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne (197223)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's (192254)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (184778)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184776)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (184777)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184774)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (184172)
- Global Pathways Program Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UCI - SVKM's Institute of International Studies, Mumbai (190339)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (175376)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (184171)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (184170)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (184704)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's (184709)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (175375)