Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. calculate and ethically manage costs
  2. evaluate ethically the appropriateness of cost drivers and costing methods
  3. evaluate global business scenarios using the application of cost behaviour
  4. integrate information from multiple sources to construct a budget.
  • Topics

    • Introduction
    • Management Accounting
    • Cost terms and concepts
    • Cost behaviour, cost drivers and cost estimation
    • Product Costing
    • Activity based costing
    • Budgeting systems
    • Cost- Volume-Profit analysis
    • Information for decisions: relevant costs and benefits
    • Preparation for Case Report
    • Introduction to strategy and control systems

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-ACC100-Introduction to Accounting

Special requirements

No special requirements

Foundation subject around management accounting techniques integrated with statistical methods applied to; costing models, profit planning and decision making techniques.

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  • eTest 1 (15%)
  • eTest 2 (15%)
  • Case Report (40%)
  • Invigilated Semester Test (30%)

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 subject.

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Bachelor of Commerce Accounting

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