Global Issues for Accounting

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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About this unit

Global Issues for Accounting is an online unit provided by the University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia. It evaluates the impact of global communication and trade on accounting, building a deeper awareness of contemporary commercial issues relating to global contexts.

You will cover topics such as global competition, global organisations, global business management, and strategy, management and financial accounting in international contexts. In addition, you will be encouraged to consider the critical debates surrounding the impact of globalisation on Australian business, and consider the influence of various cultural and political systems on accounting methods.

Finally, you will apply and analyse accounting standards relating to international business, and will evaluate strategic accounting issues arising from operating in international business contexts.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, you must have successfully completed the following unit:
  • Financial Accounting 1
You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in or intending to enrol in the following unit:
  • Management Accounting

Areas of study

In this Global Issues for Accounting unit, the topics you will study include:
  • Globalisation
  • Politics and law in business
  • Cultural influences on business and accounting
  • Corporate governance
  • International corporate governance
  • Career management – preparing written applications
  • Accounting for foreign currency transactions
  • Translation of foreign currency financial statements
  • International financial reporting issues
  • Strategic accounting issues

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
  • Bachelor of Accounting, University of South Australia
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Global Issues for Accounting is an essential unit for anyone seeking to pursue a career in accounting. In our increasingly globalised society, an awareness of business operations in an international context is vital to the profession. This unit prepares you for acting on an international scale by providing a broad overview of the impact of different global systems on issues ranging from accounting practices and global strategy to financial reporting.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Global Issues for Accounting from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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