This minor provides an integrated set of units in Accounting. Students will undertake: a) Accounting Information Systems where they explore some theories and practices of [manual] recording and reporting of financial information in Australia within the context of a historical cost accounting system, including an understanding of the legal, professional and conceptual frameworks within which the accounting professional operate; b) Financial Accounting where they apply accounting concepts and accounting standards to measure, recognise, classify and disclose specific business transactions and other accounting information; c) Corporate Accounting where they learn the structure underlying corporate reporting designed to give the financial report user useful information on which to make economic decisions; and d) Management Accounting where they will be equipped with the specialist knowledge relevant technical skills to address these challenges the multi-faceted challenges facing the function of management accounting in contemporary organisations.
For a minor study students must complete 48 credit points consisting of:
A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.
'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.
This unit set is studied as part of the following course(s):