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MPA701 - Accounting

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: 0.125
Previously coded as:MAA701
Unit chair:

A Yaftian (Trimester 1), S Mirshekary (Trimester 2 ), A Yaftian (Trimester 3)

Incompatible with:

MAA761, MAA776, MAA777, MAA778

Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Note: 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.


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 - Test - 20%

Assessment 2 - Assignment - 20%

Examination 2 hours - 60%

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

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