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MAA261 Financial Accounting

In previous versions of the unit, students have made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Unit topics have been reviewed, with 2 new topics introduced and one topic eliminated. A new set of class (lecture) notes for each topic has been prepared. T
  • Readings for the unit have been refreshed with each topic now having at least 2 new readings which are relevant to that topic and up to date
  • Financial modelling have been introduced into three topics and this flows through into the assignment
  • At the end of each topic we look at how ethics relates to that topic and provide examples of ethical situations
  • The textbook has been updated to the 10th edition and this ensures we are teaching the most current accounting standards and keeping our students up to date with the most relevant accounting issues on hand
  • Each student now generates their own set of unique transactions for the major assignment, which means that better feedback can be provided, and the assignment is completed in Excel rather than Word.

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MAA363 Corporate Accounting

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Lecture structure in a blended flipped classroom environment.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Structured, scaffolded assessment.

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MAF308 Derivative and Fixed Income Securities

In previous versions of the unit, students have made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Topics on interest rate and fixed income securities have been added
  • Video recordings of the classes have been made available through the Unit site
  • Incorporated problem solving during classes
  • Provided practice questions for each relevant topic.

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MLL311 Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • practical skills component of the course. Students are required to write letters of advice, draw pleadings and solve "real life" issues.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Expanded the time devoted to alternative dispute resolution
  • Moved this unit into the upper-year curriculum.

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MMH356 Change Management

In previous versions of the Unit, students have made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • New textbook which is more student-friendly and better aligned to Unit Learning Outcomes and assignment tasks
  • More strategic approach to prescribed topic reading in recognition of student assignment workloads: increased reading for Topics 1 to 6; decreased reading for Topics 7 to 10
  • Links to academic journal articles provided for all topics
  • More case studies and practical applications in classes (lectures) and seminars (tutorials)
  • Cloud (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) seminar experiences which are as equivalent as possible to located seminar experiences
  • Assignment 1 and 2 instructions and rubrics published as two separate documents
  • Assignment 1 results and feedback turnaround of approximately two weeks, to act as feedforward for Assignment 2
  • Extensive individualised and general feedback provided for both assignments
  • Assignment marks increased to 50% and exam marks decreased to 50%
  • Key Topic Learning Outcomes highlighted to reduce students' exam preparation.

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MMK280 Brand Management

In previous versions of the Unit, students have made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Assessment has been modified to ensure less overlap with MWL101 Personal Insights and MMK325 Strategic Marketing, and opportunities for students who have been or are currently employed on a full time basis to take a slightly different slant on the assessment
  • Application-based teaching material has been embedded in the Unit, with a strong focus on the use of case studies and authentic assessment. The case studies assist students in understanding brand management from not only a theoretical perspective but also in practice.

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MAA716 Financial Accounting

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Good use of practical examples helps to reinforce understanding of the theory

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Greater use of practical lecture examples
  • Updated the learning resources.

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MIS713 Supply Chain Management and Logistics

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Doing assignments on real organisations to gain (Australian) work experience and to apply knowledge gained in the unit
  • Participating in seminars and CloudDeakin discussions designed to help students with completing the assignment and preparing for the exam.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Included a business analytics dimension to the assignment work
  • Introduced campus and online tutorials to ensure students receive more opportunities to gain support when working towards the assignment
  • Focused the tutorials on draft work for the assignment, instead of hypothetical case studies relating to the assignment.

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MIS770 Foundation Skills in Data Analysis

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Use of technologies (Excel) and assignments (particularly Assignment 2)
  • Having all relevant resources available early.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Improved the organisation and layout of the unit site
  • Broadened Assignment 1 to allow for non-business related scenarios.

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MIS781 Business Intelligence

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The incorporation of hands-on lab practicals allow students to better understand BI concepts
  • The practical assignment offers students to apply the BI skills.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Live demo during BI practicals was provided for Cloud-students
  • All assessments and associated marking rubrics were posted on the unit site in Week 1 allowing students to better plan their schedule.

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MMS712 Sport Marketing

In previous versions of the Unit, students have made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Focussed more on weekly topics (less divergence)
  • Integrated more industry-relevant learning opportunities in class
  • Built a "Cloud first" model of unit resources.

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MPF753 Finance

In previous versions of the Unit, students have made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Used interactive PowerPoint slides during seminars
  • Made video recordings of the classes available through the unit site
  • Incorporated problem solving during classes
  • Used Aplia for progressive assessment
  • Posted “printer friendly” versions of the class notes on the unit site.

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