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Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities:
4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week
Advanced levels of management accounting integrate accounting information with overall organisational objectives for management to make strategic decisions. This unit will further develop students’ knowledge previously learnt in management accounting. Students will learn how to utilise management accounting techniques and research skills to develop strategies and to assist in important decision making for the management of an organisation.
Unit learning outcomes (ULO)
On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
Explore the internal control methods to minimise business risks from a management accounting perspective.
Investigate incentive strategies and remuneration systems within an organisation.
Decide management accounting strategies in budgeting, planning and forecasting to achieve organisational goals.
Evaluate organisational performance using financial and non-financial metrics and explore contemporary performance measurement tools.
Set up short-term and long-term strategies congruent with organisational goals using management accounting techniques
Topics to be included in the unit
Strategic management accounting
Planning and decision making under risk
Cost information for decision making
Budgeting for decision making
Cost analysis and estimation
Performance management and operations: the balanced scorecard, incentive plans and measuring non-financial performance
Transfer pricing in decentralised organisations
Integrated financial and non-financial measures
Grading and weighting (% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Group Assignment
Assessment 2: Individual Assignment
Assessment 3: Final Exam
Final exam week
The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.