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Analytics for Accounting - ACCT6019

This unit provides an overview of data analytics for accounting. This unit considers how the mega-trend of 'Big Data', artificial intelligence and deep learning is impacting and shaping current accounting based data for business analysis and decision support, financial reporting, and auditing practices and their likely impact on future practices. This UoS also explores how data analytic applications and techniques are currently used in accounting practice; and the potential of these techniques to shape future practices in specific areas such as accounting measurement and forecasting, audit sampling the timing and frequency of reporting (as examples) and even the substitution of accounting information for decision support purposes.

Classes
1.5 hour lecture x 1, plus 1.5 hour tutorial x 1

Assessment
case study (30%); mid-semester examination (20%); final exam (50%)

Pre-requisites

ACCT5002, ACCT6001 and QBUS5002

Details

Faculty: Business (Business School)

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Accounting
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Courses that offer this unit

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