Please use email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as the first form of contact.
Staff members are available for face-to-face or online Zoom consultation each week, starting from Week 2 or 3. The staff consultation details will be made available on iLearn. Please note that staff will not conduct consultations (i.e., answering specific topic-related questions) by email. Students experiencing significant difficulties with any topic in the unit should seek assistance (e.g., by attending staff consultation) immediately.
Classes in ACCG3008 are composed of lectures and tutorials. The structure of the unit is a weekly 2-hour lecture and a weekly 1-hour small group tutorial. The unit's learning outcomes can only be achieved through self-study and independent learning supported by lectures and tutorials. The lectures provide a general overview of the topics highlighting a number of concepts and techniques. The tutorials complement lectures by providing opportunities to further explore all relevant concepts and techniques. Both lectures and tutorials will only support your learning if you prepare them thoroughly by doing the recommended readings and the pre-set tutorial questions beforehand.
The timetable for lecture and tutorial classes can be found on the University website at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/. Lectures will start in Week 1 and will be held via Zoom at 2-4pm on Thursdays. Please see iLearn for the Zoom link for the lecture. Tutorials start in Week 2. You must enrol in a tutorial before the session starts and finalise your tutorial enrolment by the end of Week 2. You should attend your registered tutorial. The tutorials may be undertaken either face-to-face or online via Zoom (please see iLearn for the Zoom links for the online tutorial classes). Please do not attend face-to-face tutorials if you feel unwell. Teaching staff will also ensure they do not attend face-to-face classes when feeling unwell, so class arrangements may change at short notice on health and/or safety grounds. Please monitor iLearn regularly, and before attending any classes (especially face-to-face classes), check for any changes or updates to classes.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
ACCG3008 consists of two modules. Module 1 is Corporate Accounting and Module 2 is Business Advisory. Please see Unit Schedule.
Module 1 (Corporate Accounting, weeks 1-7)
Jubb, P.B., Haswell, S.M. and I.A. Langfield-Smith, Company Accounting, 5th Edition 2010, Cengage, Melbourne.
This text is used extensively for both lecture references and for tutorial homework. Copies of this text are available on Library Reserve and students can log in and view the book chapters on the University library's website.
Module 2 (Business Advisory, weeks 8-12)
Rogoff, E., (2007) Bankable Business Plans (2nd Edition), Rowhouse Publishing, New York. Available on Kindle from amazon.com
Note that this is an old text but is excellent in the way it simply and logically sets out the key elements of a business plan. The following text is also recommended:
Kawasaki (2015) The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, Penguin, New York.
Also, there will be other reading materials (e.g., research articles) used in Module 2 and these materials will be made available on iLearn.
Technology Used and Required
- You must be familiar with the learning management system, iLearn (please refer to the detail contained below in Unit Web Page).
- You need to conduct research and be familiar with Internet search engines and library databases.
Unit Web Page
ACCG3008 lecture slides, notices and tutorial homework solutions will be available from the unit’s web page. You can access the web page by logging in to “iLearn” https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/. Please check the web site on a regular basis for notices, updates, detailed assessment information, etc.