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MPA702 - Financial Interpretation

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Rhonda Ryan
Trimester 2: Rhonda Ryan
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MPA751, MPA951, MPR751, MPR951, MPT751, MPT951
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 workshops of 9 hours duration over the trimester.

Content

This unit aims to develop an understanding of how financial reports and other relevant information is used to support decision-making in and about organisations. It is designed to cater for students who do not necessarily have extensive prior business experience and therefore emphasises the business context and relates ideas to basic business transactions and other business functions and financial events. It also emphasises the environment within which businesses operate and discusses the use of important economic information that is normally beyond financial statements.

 

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

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Assess the financial standing of an entity by examining relevant financial information and identify how disclosure techniques can support business decisions.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Evaluate scenarios involving ethical decisions in financial accounting.

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Collaborate with peers to present and defend financial information and decisions.

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO4

Work and learn independently and take responsibility for personal actions.

GLO6: Self-management

 

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 (Individual) Assignment 2000 words 20% Week 6
Assessment 2 (Group of 3 students) Written assignment 3000 words 30% Week 9
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

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MPA702 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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