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Undergraduate | LTU-ACC2CAD-2023

Management Accounting

Study method

100% online


Subject may require attendance

Entry requirements

Prior study needed


12 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

What you'll learn

  1. Apply relevant management accounting information to support organisational planning, control and performance management.
  2. Apply different costing techniques to determine product and service cost and price.
  3. Prepare budgets and forecasts for organisational planning and control.
  4. Prepare professional reports individually and as a team to inform management’s decision-making.
    • • Introduction to managerial accounting and basic managerial accounting concepts.
    • • Cost behaviour and forecasts.
    • • Standard costing.
    • • Master budget.
    • • Job-order costing.
    • • Process costing.
    • • Activity-based costing.
    • • Flexible budget and overhead analysis.
    • • Cost-volume-profit analysis.
    • • Transfer pricing.
    • • Short-run decision making.
  • Management accounting provides organisational decision-makers relevant accounting information to assist with their planning, controlling and performance management. In this subject, you will explore various management accounting principles and techniques used in contemporary organisations. You will apply concepts relating to budgeting, product and service costing, pricing, control and performance evaluation. You will undertake evidence-based inquiry to critically analyse and solve real-world business problems.

    • Group assignment (equivalent to 700 words per student). (20%)
    • Individual assignment (equivalent to 800 words) (20%)
    • One 3-hour Final Examination (equivalent to 3,000 words). (60%)
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Entry requirements

Prior study

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

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

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