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Unit details

MAA261 - Financial Accounting

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Cohort rule:Nil
Unit chair:

T Mc Dowall



Incompatible with:

MAA102, MAA203

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit examines the financial accounting 'cycle', from the recording of relevant transactions through to the preparation of financial statements.


Assessment 1 (Group of 4) - Written interpretation and evaluation of published financial information  (equivalent to 1000 words) - 10%


Assessment 2 (Individual) - A Case study to:

-manually prepare a complete set of accounting records and financial statements using the given events and transactions

-computerise the same events and transactions using MYOB program and submit the financial statements

- self- reflect about student's learning experience in an e-portfolio (equivalent to 2500 words) - 30%


Examination (2 hours) - 60%


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


Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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