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MAA789 - Accounting Systems and Analytics

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

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:Nil
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Egor Evdokimov
Trimester 3: Wei Shi
Trimester 2: Wei Shi
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:MPA701
Incompatible with: MPM701
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 11 scheduled online workshops of 1 hour duration

Content

This unit focuses on the requirements and evaluation of an accounting and internal control system. It includes the use of a computerised accounting system. Advanced excel tools are introduced to assist managers analyse and interpret data in the decision-making process in conjunction with other stakeholders. The unit also covers contemporary developments in accounting information systems and data analytics.  

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

 ULO1

Design, document and evaluate accounting and internal control systems.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO2

Use accounting software to record business transactions and provide relevant reports.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2:Communication

GLO3:Digital literacy

ULO3

Use data analytics to inform stakeholders of key trends and information to assist in decision making.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Use advanced excel tools to assist in decision making.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO5

Be aware of the contemporary developments in accounting information systems and data analytics. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

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Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Case study (Individual) Equivalent to 1500 words 20% Week 6
Assessment 2: Case study (Individual) Equivalent to 2500 words 30% Week 10
Examination 2 hours 50% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination; and
Submit all assessment tasks.

Learning Resource

Texts and reading lists for units can be found on the University Library site via the following link. Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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