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MAA716 - Financial Accounting

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Karen Lai (Trimester 1), Wen Qu (Trimester 2)



Prerequisite for M502, M507, M600, M607, M701, M731, M751 students: MPA702 or MPA751/MPR751/MPT751



Incompatible with:

MAA702, MAA777, MAA718

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops of 3 hours duration


This unit builds on introductory accounting that was developed in MPA701 Accounting. The focus of this unit is on gaining an understanding of the regulatory and conceptual frameworks which underpin accounting for corporate entities. Understanding these frameworks and accounting standards ensures that the logic behind existing accounting rules and possible alternative approaches can be understood leading to a deeper understanding of what accounting is trying to achieve.


Written Assignment 3000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%.

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

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