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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 (part 1)

Topic 7: Management decision making and the balanced scorecard: frameworks for the analysis of corporate strategy (part 2) 

Topic 8: Managing multinational operations: responsibility accounting 

Topic 9: Managing multinational operations: transfer pricing

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

Topic 11: Measuring and managing shareholder value creation

 

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Appraise the role of management accounting information in organisational planning and control, performance measurement and strategic decision-makingKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2Critically analyse management accounting concepts and techniquesKnowledge of a discipline
3Apply management accounting techniques to support strategic business decisionsEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4Evaluate issues associated with organisational governance, risk management and ethical practices and present recommendations.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Appraise the role of management accounting information in organisational planning and control, performance measurement and strategic decision-making
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Critically analyse management accounting concepts and techniques
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Apply management accounting techniques to support strategic business decisions
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Evaluate issues associated with organisational governance, risk management and ethical practices and present recommendations.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • eBook or print: Eldenburg, LG, Brooks, A, Oliver, J, Vesty, G, Dormer, R & Murthy, V , 2020, Management Accounting, 4th edn, Wiley. ISBN: 9780730369387.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report 120%
Report 2 20%
Exam: closed book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report 120%
Report 2 20%
Exam: closed book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report 120%
Report 2 20%
Exam: closed book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report 120%
Report 2 20%
Exam: closed book60%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Report 120%
Report 2 20%
Exam: closed book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report 120%
Report 2 20%
Exam: closed book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report 120%
Report 2 20%
Exam: closed book60%
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 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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