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This microcredential is designed to give you a solid grounding in the foundational concepts of financial and management accounting. These foundations are essential for understanding financial opportunities and challenges inherent in any business endeavour. You will explore and come to understand key introductory-level terms used in accounting and how business decisions flow through to profit and loss statements.
As a result, you will have a better understanding of the position and performance of initiatives undertaken in the context of broader organisational strategies and objectives, allowing you to make critical cost/benefit trade-offs.
This microcredential is designed to equip participants to:
This microcredential aligns with the 3 credit point subject, Accounting Practices and Tools (22788) in the Advanced Master of Business Administration (C04367) and Master of Professional Practice (C04404).
This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.
This microcredential is suitable for anyone interested in exploring, or needing a working understanding of the fundamentals of effective financial decision making and literacy. Specifically, this course is suitable for (but not limited to):
Full price: $2,498 (GST free)*
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.
The following content will be explored during this microcredential:
This course is delivered online using a range of resources, self-directed study and live interactive sessions with the academic. Course content will be presented online to participants in a variety of formats, including lecture slides, notes, videos and articles.
At the beginning of the unit, participants are expected to review materials and complete tasks on their own before attending weekly online review sessions with the lecturer (sessions are spread over the learning period). Materials will be provided via the learning management system, but participants are also expected to seek information independently. Feedback will be given following formative assessment and during the online sessions.
On successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
There are two individual assessment tasks for this microcredential.
Task 1 - Performance and ratio analysis and insights (weighting: 50%)
Task 2 - Report (weighting: 50%)
Discounts are available for this course as follows:
Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.
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Matthew is a lecturer at the UTS Business School in the Accounting Discipline Group, which he joined in 2014. Prior to joining UTS, he completed a Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and a PhD in Accounting. During his PhD, he was awarded a UTS Doctoral Scholarship and an Australian Finance and Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) scholarship.
Matthew currently teaches courses covering introductory accounting, financial statement analysis and business valuation to both undergraduate and postgraduate participants. During 2018-19, he lectured undergraduate participants in management accounting at the London School of Economics (LSE) and taught postgraduate introductory accounting at the London Business School (LBS).
Matthew conducts empirical archival research focused on Australian listed companies with a particular interest on the intersection of accounting information and capital markets, as well as corporate governance, CEO compensation and the economics of auditing. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Accounting & Finance, International Journal of Auditing, Australian Journal of Management, and the Australian Accounting Review.
Online learning conducted via UTS Open Canvas LMS and Zoom
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