• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course is designed to explore contemporary issues in management accounting research. It provides a theoretical orientation for research in management accounting through an examination of the extant literature. The course analyses literature from different disciplinary frameworks (economics, psychology, sociology, etc) and examines how these frameworks have informed the philosophical underpinning of various management accounting research projects. It also explores issues related to the planning, designing and conduct of management accounting research projects

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain how management accounting is implicated at the “levels” of individual cognition, organisational practices, social institutions;
  2. Develop skills for the critical analysis and evaluation of management accounting research work;
  3. Construct arguments in situations requiring judgement;
  4. Develop frameworks that can be used to guide management accounting research projects; and,
  5. Conduct original and relevant management accounting research

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Literature Review 20%
  • Research Proposal 10%
  • Critique of (2) RSABIS management accounting seminar papers 10%
  • Presentation of Research Proposal 10%
  • Final Examination 50%

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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 12 hours a week (including non-teaching weeks) to completing the work. This will include attending classes, course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Prescribed Texts

None - based on allocated readings


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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