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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

ACC00151 - Financial Accounting AND 36 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

Provides an introduction to management accounting with an emphasis on teaching costing concepts, systems and techniques through teacher directed activities that provide information to internal users and managers to assist in making sound business decisions.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to Management Accounting
Topic 2: Cost estimates & behaviour
Topic 3: Allocation of costs
Topic 4: Cost-volume-profit analysis                                                                                                                               
Topic 5: Master budgets 1
Topic 6: Master budgets 2
Topic 7: Variance analysis 1
Topic 8: Variance analysis 2
Topic 9: Product costing
Topic 10: Process costing
Topic 11: Activity-based costing
Topic 12: Decision-making issues

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Discuss the accountant's role in the organisational decision-making process including professional ethics and management control systems
2 Evaluate and apply different costing concepts and techniques used to drive and support financial and operational goals
3 Explain the role of budgets, prepare a master budget, flexible budget and conduct direct and overhead variance analysis

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the accountant's role in the organisational decision-making process including professional ethics and management control systems
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  2. Evaluate and apply different costing concepts and techniques used to drive and support financial and operational goals
    • GA4:
  3. Explain the role of budgets, prepare a master budget, flexible budget and conduct direct and overhead variance analysis
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • An "e-text" version of this paperback book is also available: Eldenburg, Brooks, Oliver, Vesty, Dormer & Murphy, 2017, Management Accounting, 3rd edn, Wiley Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9781442563377.

  • An "e-text" version of this paperback book is also available: Eldenburg, Brooks, Oliver, Vesty, Dormer & Murphy, 2017, Management Accounting, 3rd edn, Wiley Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9781442563377.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.