ACCTN101-23B (HWC)

Accounting for Management

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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What this paper is about

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This paper explains how accounting is an important social practice; an integral aspect of organisational management and covers both the technical
aspects of the provision and the use of accounting information. This paper has 2 main parts: Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring and communicating economic information to permit informed judgement and decisions by users of the information. The first part focuses on the use of financial statements to aid internal and external users whereas the second part focuses on the use of special type reports for managers in internal decision making. The paper also reviews the information needed by government for accountability purposes. Also covered is this paper are ethics, taxation matters and sustainability.

This paper is one of the core papers required for the BMS(Hons) and BBus degrees.

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How this paper will be taught

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Each week we will have two 2-hours lectures where we will discuss the concepts and solve numerical examples from the book.
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Required Readings

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Lawrence, S., Davey, H., and Low, M. (2021). Accounting at Work: In Business, Government & Society, 6th Edition (ebook), New Zealand,
Pearson Education NZ.
(Students should purchase the 6th Edition of the prescribed text. There are significant differences between the editions.)
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You will need to have

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The Schedule lists the topic to be covered in each of the lecture sessions as well as the prescribed reading for that particular topic. You will gain more from a lecture if you have read the prescribed reading before the lecture. Try to formulate questions in your mind whilst doing the reading. These questions will help you concentrate on the lecture and provide a focus for your listening.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain how accounting contributes to effective management decision making
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  • Evaluate how accounting impacts in organizations and society
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  • Interpret financial statements with an awareness of their context and source
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  • Apply basic costing, budgeting and quantitative modelling techniques
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  • Demonstrate skills in creative problem solving and team work
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Assessments

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Internal coursework: 1:0
Assessment is by coursework during the semester. Your final mark (percentage) for the course will be a weighted average of your course work. To pass this paper you must receive a C minus, 50% grade.
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Financial Accounting Test 1
18 Aug 2023
1:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Project
17 Sep 2023
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Management Accounting Test 2
3 Nov 2023
1:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Class participation/activities
12
  • Email: Lecturer
5. Online Quizzes
Average of All
13
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Online Quiz Chapter 1
21 Jul 2023
5:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Online Quiz Chapter 2
28 Jul 2023
5:00 PM
-
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8. Online Quiz Chapter 3
4 Aug 2023
5:00 PM
-
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9. Online Quiz Chapter 4
11 Aug 2023
5:00 PM
-
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10. Online Quiz Chapter 5
18 Aug 2023
4:00 PM
-
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11. Online Quiz Chapter 6
8 Sep 2023
4:00 PM
-
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12. Online Quiz Chapter 7
15 Sep 2023
4:00 PM
-
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13. Online Quiz Chapter 8
15 Sep 2023
5:00 PM
-
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14. Online Quiz Chapter 9
22 Sep 2023
3:00 PM
-
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15. Online Quiz Chapter 10
22 Sep 2023
4:00 PM
-
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16. Online Quiz Chapter 11
29 Sep 2023
5:00 PM
-
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17. Online Quiz Chapter 12
6 Oct 2023
5:00 PM
-
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18. Online Quiz Chapter 13
13 Oct 2023
5:00 PM
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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