Accounting and Business Intelligence

Subject BISY20003 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

The following:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Non Allowed Subjects:

Students may not gain credit for both BISY20003 Accounting and Business Intelligence and 306-209 Management Information Systems.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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to be advised.

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.


Information not available.


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:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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.

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