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Finance and Budgeting (AMGT90013)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeAMGT90013
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of financial management and budgeting in arts organisations. Commencing with an examination of the principal financial reports the subject takes students through the nature and type of transactions undertaken by arts organisations, how these transactions are recorded in financial statements and the steps necessary to prudently manage arts organisations. In the second half of the semester students examine the preparation and evaluation of financial budgets in arts organisations. Specifically students address the budgeting process, budget preparation and the use of financial and performance measurement systems.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, student should have:

  • acquired an understanding of key financial accounting principals;
  • developed skills in reading and evaluating financial statements;
  • gained an awareness of current financial accounting issues as they relate to managing arts organisations; and
  • gained skills in developing financial planning strategies for arts organisations.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • have advanced their communication skills through contributions to seminar discussions and presentations;
  • have developed their research, analytical and writing skills;
  • have expanded their conceptual skills and creative thinking;
  • have increased their capacity for effective teamwork through group discussions and collaboration; and
  • have developed their time management and planning skills through managing subject workload requirements.

Last updated: 9 November 2018