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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikecats View Post
    It was multiple choice and case study.

    You are not given the questions before hand, bit you are given some general case information. The questions in this are most similar to the discussion forum ones, but they are by far the most difficult questions you'll get in the unit.
    Thanks a lot for your response

    Were they lenient with the marking? (The convenor for this semester is still Mark Stewart)

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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Hi, I have a bit of time rn, so I m gonna make a few reviews for some units (mainly actuarial) I have done to help out future students. 🙂 I will do reviews for the acst3xx units I took this semester later.

    Unit Code: ACST212
    Year and Semester Taken: 2016 S2
    Lecturer: Jim Farmer
    Tutor: Jim Farmer/Poon Leung
    Workload: Low
    Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

    Assessment Breakdown:
    40% weekly quizzes over first 7 weeks
    60% finals

    Comments:
    A subject that is feared by many and should intellectually challenge you. This is the toughest acst2xx unit imo but still a step below acst3xx units as it doesn't have much content. This unit was run by the reputable Jim Farmer since 2002 bar 2003 and 2018. He enjoys torturing his students with his tough questions but is very experienced and is great at explaining concepts. Same goes for the legendary tutor, Poon, so make sure you attend the tutorials to clear up any confusions. Understanding the basics is key before you can tackle the harder questions.

    Historically, they only ask routine questions in quizzes, its the exams that you have to look out for. Try to accumulate as many marks as you can through quizzes as you only need a pass in this unit since fortunately this isn't an exemption unit.

    There are only around 2 things to remember per week, but don't be fooled, the questions they ask are not easy in the finals. In our year, there were only 19/100 marks that are straightforward in the finals. However, don't be intimidated, if you practice a lot, this unit is far from impossible. Make sure you expose yourself to a lot of relevant questions throughout the semester in preparation for the exams as cramming does not work for this unit. Time management is also important for the exams. If you do get stuck, take a deep breath and move onto the next question, come back to it if you have time in the end.


    Unit Code: ACST255
    Year and Semester Taken: 2017 S2
    Lecturer: Chong It Tan
    Tutor: Lachlan O'Hare
    Workload: Very Low
    Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

    Assessment Breakdown:
    10% week 3 Class Test
    30% Mid-Sem Exam
    60% Final Exam

    Comments: An unit usually taught by Jim Farmer and David Pitt who is also another great lecturer. It is very tempting to slack off as there are usually so few assessments in this unit, which isn't a good thing.

    Only knowing the formulas is not sufficient to get credit+, you also need to understand how to apply the concepts/formulas to get exemption. The difficulty of deviations in this unit are nothing compared to acst3xx units and hence are mostly examinable. You only need basic statistical knowledge, common sense and basic algebraic manipulation skills to understand most proofs to understand most proofs in this unit. However, sometimes you just don't see that "trick" to prove something under exam conditions, but don't worry, as you don't need to ace proof questions unless you are aiming for 90+. Having a full understanding of the materials in the first few units is cruical as the later topics apply these fundamentals to solve problems.

    I mainly referred to Jim Farmer/Leonie's notes to learn the contents of this unit. Chong It although is new, is a very enthusiastic lecturer. We could see that he really cares about our learning experience and tries his best to inspire us. Lachlan will probably not tutor this unit again in the future but he was great at explaining concepts.

    For the first class test, Chong It gave too much time/too little questions. Most people were able to finish it in 20 mins when 45 mins were given and the average was 70%. The mid sem had too many questions and not even the top student could finish the paper, the average was 37% with top mark being 68% only. We were lucky that they scaled the unit a lot that year otherwise the exemption fail rate would be much higher.


    Unit Code: MKTG127
    Year and Semester Taken: 2017 S2
    Lecturer: Sisi Yang
    Tutor: Sisi Yang
    Workload: Extremely High
    Difficulty: Easy

    Assessment Breakdown:
    2 Assignments (20%, 25%) with two parts each, an essay component and an Excel component.
    Mid sem (15%)
    Finals (40%)

    Comments: Despite the content can be interesting, I found the assignments very easy but extremely tedious. I also dislike how they force you to memorise random facts in order to do well in tests/exams. Nevertheless, its a people unit that only requires rote learning so its definitely a GPA booster given that you have the patience to grind through the assignments.

    Attendance is not compulsory but I would recommend watching the lectures as the lecture notes can be stale without a voice going through them. I only went to tutorials to hand in assignments and collect assessments as they just read off the solutions for the tutes questions.

    I don't recall learning any transferable skills from this unit and I found the unit boring by the end of the sem. I just scraped a 85 for this unit which is very lucky considering all I did was identifying patterns in their past papers.
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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Unit Code: ACST306
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S1
    Lecturer: Jiwook Jang
    Tutor: Barry Sun (Student Tutor)
    Workload: Very Low
    Difficulty: Difficult

    Assessment Breakdown:
    20% Assignment
    20% Mid Sem Exam with one A4 allowed
    60% Finals with one A4 allowed

    Comments: The assignment is basically free marks, around 75% of the class got 100% for it in my year. It asks straightforward questions and it is easy to eliminate any possible errors by checking with your classmates. You must look out for the exams as the gap between the lecture notes and exam questions is big. The lecture notes make this unit seems like an 100 level unit so don't be fooled. The tute questions will allow you to consolidate your understanding of the fundamentals before you are prepared to tackle past papers. The tutor usually just go through tute solutions in class which is provided after class anyway, so there's no reason to go unless you want to ask questions.

    There is a "trick" in almost every exam question and it is almost impossible to identify the trick without seeing the question being done before. Luckily, Jiwook usually recycles these tricks from previous years and he provides the solution to every past paper on iLearn. Some questions that might have similar wordings to questions from tutes/lecture notes but actually requires a different approach because the context is different. It can be tough uncovering the reasoning behind the "trick" in some past paper solutions as he does not provide very detailed explanations in the solutions.

    For some topics, he goes through a lot of example questions taken from past papers. The questions he shows in class is usually considered as trivial or easy-marks in exams and only require simple application of formulas. Therefore, make sure you can at least do those questions in exams to maximise your chance of getting an exemption for this subject. In my opinion and judging from the historical trend in marks, the mid sem is relatively harder than the finals. His lecture notes and tute questions seem to come directly from the recommended textbook. If you are really keen on topping the class, maybe you should have a look at the textbook.


    Unit Code: ACST356
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S1
    Lecturer: David Pitt (First Half)/Jackie Li (Second Half)
    Tutor: Jacie
    Workload: Low
    Difficulty: Difficult

    Assessment Breakdown:
    5% Assignment in Week 3
    15% Mid Sem Exam with one A4 allowed in Week 7
    10% Assignment in Week 12
    70% Finals with one A4 allowed

    Comments: The only unit out of the 3 acst units this sem that I kept somewhat up to date with. The content appealed to me because almost everything taught is accompanied with examples that can be related to a real-life scenario. The notes are comprehensive and are easy to follow. Both lecturers are engaging (especially David). I did not go to many tutes because the tute solutions provided are detailed enough.

    The first half of the unit is basically STAT272 revision + parameter estimation techniques which were mostly introduced in STAT271. The second half of the unit is all about applying the statistical materials from the first half. A big part of the second half investigates the distribution of the aggregate claim size (sum of all claims in a single policy over an unit of time).

    David commented that our mid-sem exam is the easiest paper he has written since he started teaching this unit (around 15 years ago), yet our results are disappointing (average mark is only 57%). I do agree that our mid sem paper is quite straightforward compared to the other 10 past mid sems I have done. The questions that are viewed as not straightforward often have a "special" starting point which is tough to identify unless you have seen a similar question before. In our finals, the questions are equally split between the 2 lecturers, i.e. David and Jackie wrote 50 marks each. Everyone found Jackie's part tough (especially Q6 and 7 for those interested) as the methods of approach to some questions are quite unconventional. As always, the best way to prepare for exams is to do past papers.


    Unit Code: ACST358
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S1
    Lecturer: Xian Zhou
    Tutor: Kenny Mok
    Workload: Low
    Difficulty: Difficult

    Assessment Breakdown:
    10% Take-Home Quiz
    30% Take-Home Mid-Sem
    60% Open Book Finals (Only hardcopy and no bags)

    Comments: The lecture notes are jampacked with technical language that can be hard to understand at times. The fact that Xian goes through the lecture notes at a blazing speed does not help either. He finished the entire course in 11 weeks. Luckily, you don't really need to understand every detail in the notes to be able to solve typical questions. Unlike 306 and 356, there isn't a big gap between the tutes and exams. The exam questions are actually quite similar to tute and mid sem questions. Therefore, you should focus more on learning how to do typical questions instead of spending too much time on the notes.

    I would recommend going to Kenny's tutorials as he is quite helpful, showing you the efficient and ideal approach to each question. The solution provided does not have much explanation so it is best to attend tutes. One problem I had with the earlier tutes is that the materials covered has not been covered in class yet. Therefore, it demotivated a lot of students from attending tutes (including me) as we would need to read ahead in order to attempt the tutes. I am not sure if this was true for later topics as I didn't attend any after Week 3 or so.

    The take-home quiz consisted of 8 MCQs, with negative marking in place to ensure that random guessing will yield 0 marks on average and we were given 2 days to complete it. They are tricky but the answers can all be found inside the lecture notes. The take-home midsem consisted of 8 MCQs + 4 long questions, we were given a week to complete it. The same negative marking system for the MCQs is in place for this assessment. The finals used to contain MCQs but they removed them since 2017 and placed them in the take-home midsem instead which makes the finals less frustrating to deal with.

    There is a trend of him recycling questions from previous finals in the finals paper but sadly the solutions to past finals are never released. Everything in this unit is quite computationally intensive, so writing and calculation speed are important in the finals. During the exam, I wrote as fast as I could, did not refer to my notes much, yet I left 4 marks blank and only had time to write the required expression to evaluate for some.

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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Unit Code: AFIN312 (Capstone)
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S1
    Lecturer: Lorenzo Casavecchia
    Tutor: Maggie Sun
    Workload: High
    Difficulty: Difficult

    Assessment Breakdown:
    15% Quizzes (one 5%, one 10%)
    30% Major Assignment
    55% Finals with one A4 allowed

    Comments:
    Great Subject, definitely one of the harder finance subjects though. Major Assignment required you to really know your stuff and have done boatloads of research in order to get good marks. Final exam was easier than previous finals, . Going off my mark, I'm assuming it was scaled quite a bit.
    Pro tip for the assignments: get on a Bloomberg terminal and download professional analyst reports to get a feel of what they think the key price movers are (relevant for most mac finance subjects in 3rd year)


    Unit Code: BBA315
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S1
    Lecturer: Con Korkofinkas
    Workload: Moderate
    Difficulty: Difficult


    Comments: The worst part about this unit was that it was all over the place. The lecture slides weren't concise and messy, despite the content not being (IMO) that hard. Would not recommend as an elective.

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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    ECON110
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S1
    Lecturer: Marjan
    Difficulty:
    I found it Easy others found it "Moderate".
    Workload: Light/Medium

    Assessment Tasks:
    Online Quizzes:
    These were untimed so you could have your textbook/notes open whilst doing the Quiz, and you don't have to worry about running out of time.
    Narrative Interview Assignment:
    600-800 words interview on someone you knows experience of an economic event. I would recommend that you look at the rubric, and prompt the person to make comments that relate to your course material specifically.
    Mock RBA Assignment:
    Video (Done in a group) 5%
    Report ( Written sololy) 10%
    Although the report is written individually your group will be expected to come to a similar conclusion in each of their reports so will need to discuss assumptions.
    Tutorial Engagement/Participation
    I think we got marked for turning up, and each week the tutor would check that at least one person per group had done an assigned homework question. I presume that was how we got the participation mark as I am unsure if the tutor actually knew our names.

    Comments:
    Majan is a terrific lecturer and if she is running of the lectures, I suggest that you attend hers. As an economics enthusiast I throughly enjoyed the course, and found it more "academic" then microenomics principles. The challenging economic maths is not introduced yet in the course. Most people would find it helpful to buy the textbook. Would also recommend that you attempt the homework before class.
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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Unit Code: BUSL320
    Year and Semester Taken: 2017 S2
    Lecturer: Catriona
    Workload: High
    Difficulty: Moderate

    Assessment Breakdown:
    5% Weekly Homework
    You get half a mark for a decent/good submission attempt, and the best 10/12 submissions are counted.
    5% In-Class Presentation
    Would recommend that you go in the first week if possible as they are more lenient in the marking.
    10% Online Quiz
    I found working with the time limits challenging.
    20% Take-home Assignment
    Only given three days to complete it when it gets released so make sure you plan to have that weekend off!

    60% Exam
    Can bring in the tax act legisilation book into the final, as well as tab it.
    Do pastpapers + go to consultation with worked answers to get your solution. Also the textbook that has worked examples is good to use to put into your sheet.

    Comments:
    A challenging unit, however if you do the readings, and practice the questions provided plus look at the work examples then you will be able to get through it. Studying and effort pays dividends in this subject.
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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    BBA360
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S1
    Lecturer: Usual Lecturer
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Workload: Super Heavy


    Assessment Tasks:

    Reflection 1: 10% (In-class)

    Have a read through the lecture notes for all weeks (1-6) to try tp prepare. Apparently similarish questions are asked each semester. Average was very low for the first task.

    Reflection 2: 20% (In-class)

    Remember the last reflection question that was asked it was similar to the first one. Have a good knowledge of reports, lectures, and experience that you have gained from your “consulting” project.

    Individual Presentation: 10%

    Stick to the time limit. Do not show any nerves. DO NOT use notes or informal language, act like you are presenting to a serious board or whatever.

    Group Report : 30%

    Get started early. The expectation is that you can present the report to a major CEO of an asx company. Have multiple people edit it. Do not under estimate this task. Print it in colour and have it bound + have diagrams/graphs.

    Group Report Presentation : 20% (Marked individually)

    Stick to the time limit. Do not show any nerves. DO NOT use notes or informal language, act like you are presenting to a serious board or whatever. Wear business attire.

    Individual Participation in Group Project (10% Peer Assessed)

    Be nice to your peers?

    Comments:
    Lectures are compulsory to attend and you will have your attendance marked by writing down your name. No excuses for not attending lectures. Lectures only run from weeks 1-6, so we have that advantage. Speak to the lecturer about what your “report” attempts to answer/solve for the business that you are acting as consulting.

    This is a significant amount of work, and requires you to have multiple interviews/visit the respective locations of the business. I would recommend that you have a business that is willing to have you act as “consultants” organised before the first lecture. In the first lecture you will be instructed to join/find a group that is within your tutorial. Try and do this subject with friends, or people you have worked well with previous semesters because otherwise you might as well drop the subject before you begin. Do not do this unit unless it is compulsory.
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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Unit Code: ACCG224
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S2
    Lecturer:
    Workload: High
    Difficulty: Hard

    Stay on top of lectures, tute homework takes about 2-3 hours a week and its still likely you will make mistakes in it. It gets pretty hard early on, but it gets a bit easier after the class test.
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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Unit Code: ACCG200
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S2
    Lecturer: Dr Amy Tung (really good)
    Workload: Medium
    Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

    The Unit convenor, Dr Amy Tung was probably amongst the best lecturers for accounting I've had. Her explanations of certain concepts made the content so much easier to understand. She also provides very good exam preparation material.

    Assessment task 1: Case study presentation (10%)
    This is a group presentation task which occurs in the week 9 tutorial. You will be assigned into group in week 3 so make sure you make sure you get to know the good people quick and dont skip this class or else you will be placed with undesirables (lazy group members). You will be given a case study with questions to answer, they are mostly ethical questions with a bit of accounting concepts that you will learn in this unit, make sure you answer them correctly and go indepth with the ethical viewpoints. You will need to make a powerpoint slides to accompany your presenation. Tutors seem to mark heavily on the actual presentation in terms of eye contact, engagment with the audience, movement, etc rather than the actual content itself.

    Assessment task 2: Class tests (14%)
    There will be two in class test which are 7% each. One in week 6 and one in week 11, they are all multiple choice. The best way I believe to maximise marks is to practice the tutorial questions and lecture examples and you will ace them.

    Assessment task 3: Assignments (16%)
    Weekly assignments (6%)
    The tutor will randomly collect 4 tutorial weekly assignments. So make sure you attend all your tutorials and complete the weekly assignments, this will require the textbook. They aren't difficult if you attend the lectures.

    Excel assignment (10%)
    The excel assignment is faily straightforward. Watching the excel videos provided will help in completing it, dont leave it to the last minute like I did or it will be quite a bother to get that done whilst preparing for the presentation.

    Assessment task 4: Final examination (60%)
    Final exam is 60% so its quite big, so make sure you prepare well. The convenor provided a past paper from 2017 and a sample paper with solutions, PLUS she provided in the week 13 lecture a proper overview of each weeks topic and their relation to the final exam. So there is no excuse to have a lack of knowledge in the final exam. The final exam itself is the exam same as the past paper but with different values so practice, practice, practice and you will ace it for sure.

    Summary
    Always ask questions if you're lost during tutorials and the content can sometimes be a bit confusing such as doing the T accounts so dont be afraid to ask. I didnt attend the PAL for this unit as I am already super familiar with accounting concepts but I've heard it is really useful for this unit, so if you're not strong with accounting attend the PAL sessions!
    Dr Amy is a very good lecturer, but I didnt attend her tutorial (I attended another tutorial group). But I've heard really good things about her so if you can I highly recommend you try assign yourself to her tutorials.
    Try to get along with your peers as that will be very useful for the group task. Other than that, good luck!
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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Unit Code: ACCG224
    Year and Sem Taken 2018 S2
    Workload: High
    Difficulty: Hard-Moderate

    There was errors in lecture quality and recordings which made completing some weeks of homework extremely hard. The homework is high in quantity right from the get go and isn't something you can smash the night before as it can be quite tedious and repetitive. It is however usual in building your understanding and knowledge of the unit, it is most likely very difficult to pass this unit without adequately completing homework.

    Technically its a participation mark and not a HW mark, so the way Tutors assess you differs, some tutors just ask you if you've done it and have a quick look whilst mine skimmed through it and expected you to contribute to class discussion. My tutor was very good and explained content thoroughly, much better than actual answers or the lecturer.


    overall its probably the hardest or most content heavy accounting unit I've done so far, I got a high credit and have gotten decent to high HD's in my other accounting subjects so far. Content is much harder before the mid sem in my opinion, after that quantity of HW and difficulty decreases.


    Unit Code: ECON241
    Year and Sem Taken: 2018 S2
    Workload: Medium
    Difficulty: Moderate

    This unit is a weird one, in the sense that at most unis its much harder and has the potential to be extremely hard. However this unit and the way its assessed and taught just brushes the top of Econometrics, assessing you in the most monotone and easy ways possible (imo). It does however require you to keep up and be interested in statistics. The Lecture quality was mediocre, as lecture slides are not all useful and go way too indepth into what you actually need for the unit. The original lecturer (Chris Heaton) however was actually good, and a change to Daehoon half way through wasn't very constructive and worsened lecture quality significantly.

    The hardest parts of this unit are actually the learning stages, as lectures are pretty much useless in regards to teaching you how to use Gretl (a stats program which is essential to this unit), this is done in weekly tutorial quizzes which you must pass 8 of to receive a full 10% for participation in this unit. There are 4 quizzes which must be done within 2 hours once you begin them, and you have a weeks space to do so. These quizzes are not very time consuming and can easily be attempted with others, the last 2 quizzes increase in difficulty, particularly the last one.

    For me the last parts of the unit were extremely difficult, painstakingly at times, but however were not assessed in the final exam, even though they were eligible to do so. Keep in mind the final has changed for the last few semesters, my semester was the first time it was done without a cheat sheet and only in 1 hour and 30 minutes, It was pretty much an exact replica of the sample.
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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    ACCG355 Information Systems for Management
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S2
    Lecturer: Mansour
    Tutor : Ed
    Difficulty:Easy
    Workload:
    Extremely light: If you want to pass or get a credit
    Light : Credit or distinction
    Lightish/Medium: Distinction/High Distinction.

    Assessment Tasks:

    Assessed coursework 30%: (Group presentations)

    For the most part, we were unable to choose groups. See if you can get a large group of your friends in the class in order to decrease the likelihood of getting dodgy group members. However, after the first couple of weeks, you may get put with more capable people so it is not entirely in balanced. You get 40 minutes or so to research, and put together a presentation (most groups used google slides as it is easier to collaborate with) and then present to the class. It is 3 minutes for presentations, and it is important not to go over by more than a few seconds (put a stopwatch timer on, so you can know when to stop) as you will be penalised. Ensure that only a max of three people present and you are strict/notify individuals when it is time to move on. It is a presentation, so avoid reading notes or straight of the presentation slides. If someone struggles with English/concepts do their slides for them (and write up what they were planning to say, and if possible help them write their presentation speech) as this should maximise your marks.

    Warning certain tutorial activities topics may not have been covered in lectures of the previous/current week so don’t be surprised if this happens. Each assessment task is worth 3% each week.

    Case Study/Report 20%: Individual

    A nicely formatted business report, with appropriate headings and sub-headings that looks readable should be part of your focus. Put page numbers, and a content page to make it nice and presentable. If you do the content page in word, you can make it when you click certain parts of the content page it will go to the appropriate section. Important to look at the rubric. Ensure that you have the minimum number appropriate number of sources (and more) and try to find per reviewed journal articles. Acknowledge background sources (such as the case study) by writing background source/peer-reviewed source as this is part of the rubric (check) when I did it, and many individuals were let down by this.

    Final Examination 50%:

    Go to or listen to the lecture that contains information regarding the final exam. Take that into account when choosing which areas to focus on. Part of the exam is comprehension type questions (that you are meant to interweave course knowledge) into so unless you don’t turn up to tutorials and ignore the lectures or the week that tells you what is in the exam) then you are likely to pass. The content did not seem difficult but a small number of non-IT individuals within the class at time seemed to struggle with the concepts. If you aren’t sure exactly what the question is asking write out your assumptions, then bullshit away (I did this in the exam a few times, and it seemed to have worked so I’d recommend doing so if you placed in this situation).

    Comments:

    It switches between Mansour and Blount, as the lecturers/unit convenors. Both are meant to be decent lecturers, and ilecture option will probably be available. Staff are very helpful with respect to explaining anything you are struggling with. As a non-IT background student I used the textbook, which is available for free on the Macquarie library (download a chapter a day) in order to do well in certain areas of the course which I wasn’t acquainted with.

    You will require ACCG250 as a prerequisite, and it is a similar subject in respect to what is expected from you i.e no IT coding, and more theoretical rather than practical. It is 300 level commerce, science and Information technology unit so if you are looking for one then this is a decent one (for people who find ACCG250 fairly easy that I have spoken to also did decently in this one). Note it is an accounting code but no accounting knowledge is required whatsoever!
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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Unit Code: BUSL320
    Difficulty: Challenging
    Lecturer: Hope Ashiabor
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S2
    Workload: Heavy

    Comments:
    I received a Distinction for this subject, but personally this was one of the most challenging subjects I've done, right up there with ACCG308 consolidations. This subject isn't technically challenging like 308, but it is very content heavy. Expect to spend a lot of time reading the four assigned textbooks, I'd say double that of a regular subject. This is one of those subjects that must be respected, DO NOT fall behind on content and DO NOT try to cram during the last week because you will fail if you don't keep up. Make sure to do all the assigned readings, tutorial questions and attend consultation ASAP if needed. Hope is a great lecturer and definitely makes this subject more enjoyable. Make sure to hand in all tutorial homework as this is an easy 5 marks and the difference between a pass or fail. DO NOT copy your friend's homework because the tutors do read your homework answers and people were docked marks for copying. My biggest tip would be to keep up, do the reading, and do the homework. I would also say to study smart. Do not try to memorise the textbook word for word, pick out the key points, legislation and cases.
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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Unit Code: ACCG340
    Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging, some people just "get it" and some don't
    Lecturer: Dominic Soh and various others, the lectures are recorded
    Tutor: May Vargas (Excellent tutor, highly recommended, helped me achieve a Distinction)
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S2
    Workload: Moderate

    Comments:
    I had heard this subject was quite challenging from a few people prior to taking it. In class I even met two people who were retaking the subject. My personal experience is that some people will "get it" and find this subject a breeze while some will have difficulty grasping the content. Either way, do not worry. I personally found this subject challenging, but was able to get a distinction. My first tip is: ATTEND THE SEMINAR AND PAY ATTENTION. I know, I know, the seminar is 2-3 hours long and it's tempting to allow your focus to wander, especially if you have an early morning seminar like me. But please, try to pay attention in the seminar as I found the seminars crucial to helping me understand some of the more difficult parts of the course. If you listen to the lecture recordings, do the homework (prior to attending the seminar) and attend the seminar and pay attention, you should have no difficulty passing. I didn't really read the textbook unless it was to clarify a point I didn't understand. My tutor was May Vargas and she was excellent. She would explain the concepts in a way that would really help you make sense of the content. My main exam revision strategy was reviewing the lecture examples and seminar questions, and going through the case study questions. DO NOT try to rote learn this subject as this will almost guarantee you don't do well. The key is to understand the content and know how to apply theory to practical case studies.
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    Re: Business & Economics Subject Review Thread

    Unit Code: ECON232
    Difficulty: Hard
    Lecturer: Chris Heaton
    Year and Semester Taken: 2018 S2
    Workload: heavy

    Comment:
    Probably the hardest economics unit (just harder than econ309) inspite it being only a 200 level subject. Very hard to receive a HD in this. Tips would be to make sure you get 100% in the tutorial this is attainable so make sure you revise the previous weeks lecture before hand. With the final do the past papers but don't just rely on them. Only 70% will repeat. Don't worry about the proofs or complicated algebra in the lectures. You mainly need to know what an issue is e.g Autocorrelation , how to detect it, what are the consequences and how to fix it. The assignment is hard so start early and ask your tutor if your on the right path

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