- The number and length of classes, which is 3 hours face-to-face-teaching per week, consists of: 1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1.5 hour tutorial.
- The timetable for ACCG301 classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
Students must attend a one and a half-hour (1 x 1.5hr) online or class room lecture every week; lecture attendance is critical to students’ learning in this unit. The lectures provide a general overview of the topics highlighting a number of concepts and techniques; include instructor-led discussions and other lecture activities. Non-attendance of lectures may result in students not being successful in this unit. Lecture slides will be available prior to the lectures, the Friday of the week before the lectures, at the unit’s Web site at: http://learn.mq.edu.au The lecture will also be available via ilecture after the last lecture on Friday.
Each student must register for a tutorial group. There will be a one and a half-hour (1 x 1.5hr) tutorial each week from week 2 up to and including week 13. It is also an assessment requirement of this unit that students attend at least 10 of the 12 tutorials in this unit. Tutorials provide an opportunity for students to earn marks toward tutorial assignments, group research reports and in-tutorial tests.
Expectations and Workload
Students are expected to spend 150 hours working on this unit. As a guide a student should spend these approximate amounts of time on each of the following activities:
||Assessment Task 1 (Assessed Coursework)
||Assessment Task 2 (Group Based Research Report)
||Assessment Task 3 (Class Test)
||Assessment Task 4 (Final Examination)
There are prizes for this unit, namely the CPA Australia Prize for 300-level accounting and a Macquarie University Accounting and Corporate Governance Prize. See the following website for more information:
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
- Management Accounting: Information for creating and managing value by Kim Langfield-Smith, Helen Thorne and Ronald Hilton, 7th Edition, 2015, McGraw-Hill.
The prescribed text can be purchased from the Macquarie University Co-op Bookshop, and there are also copies of these texts placed on closed reserve in the Macquarie University Library.
Recommended Academic Journals
- Accounting, Organisations and Society
- Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
- International Journal of Operations and Production Management
- International Journal of Public Sector Management
- Journal of Small Business Management
- Management Accounting Research
Please note that these journals are available electronically through Macquarie University Library.
Technology Used and Required
Students are required to use information technology in this unit.
Students will need to use:
- Library databases to source materials for the research reports, which are accessed electronically;
- Electronic (internet) access to iLearn to download unit outlines and other materials required for class activities and assignments;
- Electronic (internet) access to "Connect" an online study tool from McGraw-Hill for this unit;
- Microsoft word and excel (where applicable) for the research reports.
You can check that your computer’s software and hardware compatibility with Macquarie University Blackboard standard requirements at: https://learn.mq.edu.au/webct/RelativeResourceManager/25994001/Public%20Files/uw/software.html.
Unit Web Page
Course material is available on the learning management system (iLearn).The web page for this unit can be found at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/ through which students will be able to access resources to support your learning throughout the semester. You must regularly visit the website and use it as a resource centre to assist with your learning.
The following course materials and information will be available on Blackboard:
- Unit outline
- Important announcements
- Lecture slides
- Information on assessments
- Staff consultation hours and contact details
- Selected tutorial solutions
- Other relevant material
If you are unable to access the website because you are not aware of or have forgotten your username and password, please contact the IT helpdesk located on Level 1 of the Library on 9850 6500. The IT helpdesk will also be able to assist you with using ilearn. Please note that there is also a help feature in ilearn and you may refer to this instead for assistance in using ilearn. Please remember to log out when you have finished using ilearn. Failure to do so could result in unauthorised access to your ilearn account.