Students should attend three hours of face-to-face teaching per topic consisting of a one-and-half hour lecture and a one-and-half hour tutorial. The lecture will also be available via iLecture on the unit website by the end of each lecture. Students are advised to note that any changes to tutorial classes must be made online through eStudent. Students wishing to change their tutorial time should login to eStudent and enrol in a class where there is a vacancy. Staff members WILL NOT deal with tutorial changes unless there are exceptional circumstances. It is each student’s responsibility to know which tutorial group they have been allocated to. Students will not be awarded any tutorial marks unless they attend the class in which they are formally enrolled. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au.
Students are also required to register in a one-off three hour excel workshop during the mid-session break via eStudent. Students must attend their registered workshop and any changes must be made online through eStudent.
Details of prizes for this unit are available at: http://www.businessandeconomics.mq.edu.au/undergraduate_degrees/prizes_scholarships.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
Management Accounting, Information for creating and managing value, by Kim Langfield-Smith, David A. Smith, Paul Andon, Ronald W. Hilton and Helen Thorne, 8th Edition, 2018, McGraw-Hill.
Access to this text is essential for lecture references and for tutorial questions. This text can be purchased from the Macquarie University Co-op Bookshop and is available in the Macquarie Library.
Technology Used and Required
Students are required to use information technology in this unit. Students will need to use electronic access to unit web page for all information related to the unit including downloading unit guide and other materials required for class assignments. Students also need to use Microsoft Excel (where applicable) to complete their Excel assignments.
Unit Web Page
The web page for this unit can be found at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
You should also contact the IT helpdesk if you need assistance with using the website. Alternatively use the help feature provided. Make sure that when you have finished using the website that you Log Out. Failure to do so could allow unauthorised access to your account.
The following information will be available on the website:
- Assessment guide
- Important announcements
- Lecture notes
- Staff consultation hours
- Staff contact details
- Tutorial questions and solutions
- Online practice quizzes
- Other relevant material
You are encouraged to regularly check the website and use it as an information and resource centre to assist with your learning.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The course is structured around a 1.5 hour lecture and a 1.5 hour tutorial per topic. Lectures are intended to provide students with an overview of the main concepts and techniques. Lectures may not cover all of the material and students are expected to read all of the prescribed references prior to the lecture. Tutorials will be run on a workshop basis with students being given the opportunity to apply the concepts to additional problems and exercises. The tutorials are designed to provide an interactive environment in which students will be able to discuss issues and problems with each other, and their tutor, in order to improve their understanding of the material. Regular class attendance, reading of prescribed references and the completion of tutorial and revision questions are essential for satisfactory progress in this course.
Lecture slides and additional material for tutorials and lectures will be available to download via the unit website. You must bring copies of the relevant material to lectures and tutorials each teaching day. Any other announcement regarding the unit will also be available from the website.
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:
||Weekly lectures (1.5 hours*13)
||Weekly tutorials (1.5 hours*12)
||Assessment Task 1 (Case study presentation)
||Assessment Task 2 (Assignments)
||Assessment Task 3 (In Class Tests)
||Assessment Task 4 (Final examination)