Unit description

Presents advanced knowledge and skills in management accounting for support in organisational strategic decision-making. Students will develop and apply analytical and problem-solving skills to provide advice on issues associated with strategy development, implementation and monitoring. Using case studies, students will tackle contemporary issues such as sustainable management practices, effective corporate social responsibility and managing multi-national operations.

Unit content

Topic 1: Management decision making and corporate strategy: review of strategic management accounting concepts

Topic 2: Managing product mix and product pricing

Topic 3: Managing supply chains and just-in-time inventory management systems

Topic 4: Governance and risk management: relevant information for strategic decision making and management of risk assessments

Topic 5: Managing corporate sustainability and life cycle analysis

Topic 6: Management decision making and the balanced scorecard: frameworks for the analysis of corporate strategy (1)

Topic 7: Management decision making and the balanced scorecard: frameworks for the analysis of corporate strategy (2) & other performance management systems

Topic 8: Managing multinational operations: transfer pricing (1)

Topic 9: Managing multinational operations: transfer pricing (2)

Topic 10: Managing and compensating executive performance: distinguishing executive performance from organisational performance

Topic 11: Measuring and managing shareholder value creation

Topic 12: Case study review and exam preparation

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

Teaching and assessment


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


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees


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