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ACCT6600: Accounting Capstone

This unit serves as the capstone unit for the Accounting Specialisation. The strategic finance function plays a key role in creating value for organisations. It influences decision-making processes and drives performance at both strategic and operational levels. This unit synthesizes, extends and practically applies the knowledge and skills gained over the course of the Master of Commerce program. Primarily building on knowledge in financial and management accounting, this unit introduces contemporary thinking on the finance function. It explores forefront accounting tools to optimise organisational performance in uncertain and ambiguous settings. Recognising that value creation is through strategic partnering and managing individuals and business functions, this unit also seeks to understand inter- and intra-organisational dynamics. This unit also provides an opportunity for students to apply and demonstrate their knowledge and skills in an assessed collaborative real-world case study using digital tools.

Code ACCT6600
Academic unit Accounting
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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Completion of 18 credit points towards the Accounting specialisation (including ACCT5001 and ACCT6008)
Corequisites:
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Completion of 6 credit points towards the Accounting specialisation
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply and integrate contemporary accounting knowledge, concepts, and tools in the management of organizations.
  • LO2. Identify, organise, process and analyse information using relevant accounting knowledge, concepts and tools.
  • LO3. Evaluate accounting knowledge, concepts and tools to develop solutions to contemporary business problems and challenges.
  • LO4. Integrate different perspectives from business functions to generate insights and creative solutions to contemporary accounting problems and challenges.
  • LO5. Communicate persuasively and professionally to diverse stakeholder groups in accounting.
  • LO6. Apply the concepts of effective team working and make a positive contribution to a team-based structure
  • LO7. Evaluate issues relating to business ethics, sustainability and social responsibility in addressing accounting challenges.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.