Accounting Principles (ACCT5001)


This unit provides an introduction to the generally accepted accounting principles and practices underlying financial accounting and reporting. It is intended for both accounting and non-accounting majors. The unit aims to introduce students to the concepts and skills required to prepare, analyse, and interpret financial statements.

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1 x 3hr class per week


Mid-semester examination (25%), individual and/or group assignment (25%), and final examination (50%)


Carlon, S., Mladenovic, R., Palm, C., Kimmel, P.D., Weygandt, J.J. Financial Accounting: Building Accounting Knowledge, Wiley.

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