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MPA701 - Accounting

Unit details


2017 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
Previously coded as:MAA701
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ali Yaftian (Trimester 1 and Trimester 3), Edwin Lim (Trimester 2)

Incompatible with:

MAA761, MAA776, MAA777, MAA778, MAA717

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 assumes no previous specific accounting knowledge and concentrates on financial accounting with the objective of students understanding the basic principles and procedures governing what and how information is processed. This includes an analysis of financial reporting outcomes to interpret what the outcomes reveal, together with any shortcomings of processes that may impact upon the quality of information presented. Students will make use of several software tools to facilitate learning, including a commercial accounting package, as part of the learning process.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Multiple choice test - 5%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Written task - (1200 words) - 15%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Assignment output from manual accounting system and computerised accounting package (15%) and associated reflective task (300 words) (5%) - 20%

Examination (2 hours) - 60%

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

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