Postgraduate | UNE-AFM403 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Enrol by
- 16 June 2024
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
- Start dates
- 24 June 2024
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a professional knowledge of the theory and practice of the management accounting discipline and the ability to recognise, reflect on, and respond appropriately to ethical, social or environmental issues influencing the practice of business;
- demonstrate professional knowledge and skills in management decision-making and apply this to business-related problems in areas such as the nature, behaviour and flow of cost and CVP analysis;
- use a range of cognitive and communication skills to critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise relevant concepts and information drawn from a range of sources in order to demonstrate critical and creative thinking, judgement and analytical skills in solving complex business-related problems in areas such as product and service costing, short-term business decision-making and budgeting and management control; and
- work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to demonstrate professional knowledge and skills in the areas of pricing, inventory management, standard costing and variance analysis, organisational performance evaluation and long-term investment decisions.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Hone your management accounting skills to confidently provide information and analyses of planning and control functions, supporting short-to-medium and long-term decision making and the efficient use of the tangible and intangible resources in contemporary business organisations. In this practically focused subject, you will build skills to add value to your role or advance your career in management accounting and related areas. Your skills will be useful in small, medium and large organisations in a range of industries including manufacturing, retailing and the service sector. Through extensive case analysis using problem-based learning, you will explore cost-volume-profit analyses, short, medium and long-term decision making, flow of cost and cost behaviour patterns, alternative costing systems, direct and indirect costs variance analyses and budgeting and performance evaluation.
Assignment 1: Statistical questions; Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4;
Assignment 2: Statistical questions; Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4;
Final Examination: Students must obtain at least 50% in the exam (and 50% overall) to receive a pass or better in the subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4.
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- Assignment 1 (20%)
- Assignment 2 (20%)
- Final Invigilated Examination (60%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-MPA-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Accounting
- UNE-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting
Candidature in the Graduate Certificate in Accounting or the Master of Professional Accounting.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination or Non-Mandatory Intensive School for this subject. Dates to be advised.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses