Business Decision Making (11009.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||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 - 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
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Dr Peter Graham|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||20 June 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
|2022||UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Habib Khan|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Habib Khan|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||17 October 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Peter Graham|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||05 June 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Peter Graham|
|2023||UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Peter Graham|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||18 September 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Lili Zhang|
Cunningham, B., Nikolai, L., Bazley, J., Kavanagh, M. and Simmons, S., 2020. Accounting: Information for Business Decisions, 3rd ed, Cengage AU.
eText ISBN: 9780170289054, 0170289052
Print ISBN: 9780170450300, 0170450309
The link below will take you to the publisher's website if you wish to buy an eBook.
Students are recommended to obtain this as a resource not only for this unit but also for future units and their careers.
Kahneman, D., 2011. Thinking, Fast and Slow, Penguin
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Final grades in this subject will be assessed according to performance in each of the assessment items identified above. In order to pass this unit, a student must obtain:
- a minimum of 40% in the final exam AND
- an overall total score of at least 50% AND
- submit all assessment items marked as mandatory
For assessment items marked as mandatory, each piece of assessment must be completed and submitted, but it is not necessary that students pass each individual item of assessment.
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: 1 hour/week, 11 times
Weekly tutorial: 1.5 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly workshop: 1.5 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly study commitment to prepare for weekly participation in class, in addition to the 2 items above: 2 hours/week, 12 times (including mid-term break)
Presentation: preparation of 4 hours
Group assignment: preparation of 48 hours
Final exam: preparation time of 30 hours
Required IT skills
Students need to know how to access the University of Canberra's Learnonline system. Students need to know how to use Microsoft Word and will also be exposed to introductory level Microsoft Excel techniques.
Work placement, internships or practicums
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