Strategic Management Control Systems - 2017

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Unit summary


  • 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 3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - A & B (40%) , Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (10%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,000.00
International 3,250.00

Strategic Management Control Systems provides you with the opportunity to look at the concepts of management accounting as a system for recording, processing, reporting and analysing of information for costing and managerial decision making. It also aims to raise your awareness to the significant organisational and social changes in a range of industries and organisations which have dramatically affected the environment and functions of management accounting systems.

This unit includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad, critical and practical understanding of technical and theoretical of recent developments in the management accounting discipline and areas of professional practice
  2. Demonstrate the creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
  3. Apply the concepts and theories of management accounting to practices in the real world
  4. Develop communication, technical and research skills to justify and interpret conceptual propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Assignment 1 — A & B (40%)
  • Assignment 2 — Assessment 2 (10%)
  • Project — Major Project (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis

    By:Charles T. Horngren

    ISBN: 9781442563377


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