Finance professionals will, at some stage in their career, need to source, critically analyse and make decisions using externally available financial information and economic data. This may be, for example, in relation to constructing, reviewing or defending possible merger, takeover or partnership/joint venture transactions. Others may use financial statement analysis skills for recommending investment in stock/equity markets. This subject is designed to develop the student's abilities to act as an analytical user of externally-available financial and economic information. Throughout the subject reference is made to the impact of different financial reporting rules on the comparability/usefulness of published financial information. The emphasis of the subject is on applying frameworks and techniques to listed companies, to ensure that students can practically apply the knowledge gained in the subject.
School of Accounting and Finance
Postgraduate students only. Not available to students who have completed ACG502 or ACG503.
ACG503 ACG503 provides obstensibly much the same content as ACC585 although adapted for the CPA Masters program in which it is included. ACG503 covers more indepth accounting concepts and techniques.
ACG502 ACG502 provides obstensibly much the same content as ACC585 although adapted for the CPA Masters program in which it is included. ACG502 covers more in-depth accounting concepts and techniques.
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ACC585 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.