Accounting for Sustainable Management - 2018

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Unit summary

ACCT2230

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
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Domestic 3,240.00
International 3,490.00

This unit is designed to enable you to understand the various mechanisms that an organisation can put in place to reduce its negative impacts (and increase its positive impacts) on the environment and societies in which it operates. The unit will also demonstrate that many actions aimed at enhancing an organisation’s contribution to sustainable development can also create positive business benefits for an organisation.

At the completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Examine and explain various theories within social and environmental accounting, and relevant concepts associated with sustainable development in business
  2. Critically evaluate the role of business and accounting in sustainable development
  3. Research and critically analyse the environment (social, natural, political, cultural and economic) in which business operates
  4. Apply relevant theories and accounting techniques to real life business cases, design sustainability plans and strategies for business in terms of external reporting (e.g. Sustainability Report) and internal strategic planning and evaluation
  5. Communicate ideas clearly, concisely, logically and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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