ACSA PROGRAM PART 1 - SUBJECT DESCRIPTIONS
101 Accounting for Managers
This subject aims to provide candidates the roles of an accountant, financial controller, treasurer and auditor in public and private enterprise; outline the concept of corporate governance as it relates to the reliability of financial information; interpret, analyse and use information contained in published financial reports for making informed investment decisions; interpret, analyse and use management accounting information for business planning and control; evaluate capital investments using the principles of discounted cash flow; and use accounting and spreadsheet software to support decision-making. In addition to having acquired subject specific knowledge, students should also have improved their generic skills, such as report writing; problem solving; the ability to act and think independently; the ability to collaborate with colleagues; and in the use of information technology.
102 Introduction to Management
This subject aims to provide candidates the principal historical and current approaches to the study of management; apply the various theories of management to particular management situations; understand the tasks and competencies required in the practice of management; comprehend the range of complicating factors which prevent the study of management from ever becoming an exact science; and demonstrate basic competencies in the written and oral presentation of academic work.
103 Business Statistics
This subject aims to provide candidates the application of statistical techniques that include populations and samples; the presentation and interpretation of data; measures of central tendency and variability; index numbers; simple linear regression and correlation; an introduction to time series; basic probability; the binomial, Poisson and normal distributions; and estimation and hypothesis testing.
104 Introduction to Business Law
This subject aims to provide candidates with a basic founding in law and legal processes in Australia, leading to an examination of the law of contract, agency, negligence, and consumer protection. The examination of basic law and legal processes concentrates on the structure of law, legal reasoning and the use of precedent. It also examines techniques for statutory interpretation, focussing on commercial law and legal issues. Critical aspects of the law of contract, the law of agency, the civil wrong of negligence, consumer protection and the sale of goods including application of the Trade practices Act will form the focus of the course.
105 Introduction to Economics
This subject aims to provide candidates the basic principles of economics and the forces that have shaped the country economy; appreciate how social, economic and political forces have interacted to develop key economic institutions; and understand how economic policy is formulated. The unit will provide students with an appreciation of the relevance of economics to policy debate and issues.
106 Information Systems in Organisations
This subject aims to provide candidates the knowledge the nature, kinds, components and impacts of information systems and their use as a fundamental part of organisational processes. They will be able to interpret the concepts of systems, information and technology, give examples of the methodologies used in building information systems and recognize the roles of the various stakeholders in the development and operation of systems. They will have developed written, oral and visual communication skills and be able to apply them.
107 Introduction to Marketing
This subject aims to provide candidates an understanding of and a feel for the role of the marketing manager through an introduction to the basic problems and practices in marketing management including marketing environment, analysing marketing opportunities, organising of marketing covering product price decisions, channel decisions, physical distribution decisions, communication - promotion, advertising decisions, sales force decisions, and controlling and evaluating marketing programs. They will be able to carry out analyzing marketing environments; design appropriate marketing strategies for specific market segments; evaluate strategies and their impact; prepare a basic but effective marketing plan for a small business enterprise/charity/or public sector service.
108 Organisational Behaviour
This subject aims to provide candidates the skills in analysis and problem solving; academic competencies as they relate to written and oral presentations; application of basic and enduring principles developed from the study of organisational behaviour as they apply to the workplace; comprehension of the interactions between the various theoretical approaches in organisational behaviour.