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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
MelbourneN/ASession 2
OnlineSession 2Session 2
PerthN/ASession 2
SydneyN/ASession 2

Unit aim

Introduces the role of the management accountant, emphasising how management accountants support executive decision making in a global business context. By engaging in teacher directed activities, students will build analytical and problem solving skills to provide advice on issues associated with strategy and control, budgeting, costing techniques and organisational performance.

Unit content

Topic 1: Management accounting information, management decision making & ethics

Topic 2: Cost allocation 

Topic 3: Cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis

Topic 4: Budgeting - Operational Budgets & developing a master budget

Topic 5: Variance analysis - Revenue & Cost

Topic 6: Product costing – Job Costing

Topic 7: Product costing – Process Costing   

Topic 8: Activity-based Costing (ABC) 

Topic 9: Strategy, control & the balanced scorecard

Topic 10: Managing supply chains and inventory management

Topic 11: Management of multinational organisations and transfer pricing

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Eldenburg, LG, Brooks, A, Oliver, J, Vesty, G, Dormer, R & Murthy, V, 2017, Management Accounting, 3rd edn, Wiley Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9780730326724– e-text is also available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quiz10%
Online Quiz10%
Budget Schedules & Report to Management30%
Exam: closed book50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quiz10%
Online Quiz10%
Budget Schedules & Report to Management30%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quiz10%
Online Quiz10%
Budget Schedules & Report to Management30%
Exam: closed book50%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quiz10%
Online Quiz10%
Budget Schedules & Report to Management30%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online quiz10%
Online Quiz10%
Budget Schedules & Report to Management30%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.