Accounting and Business Intelligence

Subject 306-209 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 306-107 Accounting Reports and Analysis.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Subject Overview:

The purpose of this subject is to equip students with the essential skills in the analysis of accounting and financial data for business decision making. Students are exposed to the concepts and practical applications of widely used information technology based tools for the analysis of data from accounting and business systems. Major tools examined include spreadsheets and other advanced decision technologies for the quantitative analysis of accounting and business data. A significant portion of the subject will entail hands-on experience with the accounting and business analytic tools. Contexts of application may include budgeting, costing, profitability analysis, cash flow management, among others.


A 3-hour final examination (60%) and assignments totalling not more than equivalent to 4000 words (40%). Satisfactory completion of this subject requires a 50% pass in the final examination.

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

To be advised.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: synthesis of data and other information; use of computer software; evaluation of data and other information;
  • Moderate level of development: written communication; problem solving; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; application of theory to practice; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
  • Some level of development: oral communication; collaborative learning; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

Students may not gain credit for both 306-209 Management Information Systems and 306-209 Accounting and Business Intelligence.

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