• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting, Commerce
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zhichao Wang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
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This course provides students with an understanding of management accounting concepts related to the management functions of planning, control, and decision making. The course covers management accounting fundamentals and introduces a range of management accounting tools, including job and process costing, variance analysis, activity based costing and the balanced scorecard, as well as behavioural responses to management accounting information. Students are introduced to the application of management accounting tools for pricing, budgetary control, cost allocation and performance evaluation as well as new developments in management accounting knowledge and techniques and how to assess these through cost-benefit analysis.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. critically analyse and provide recommendations to improve the operations of organisations through the application of management accounting techniques;
  2. demonstrate mastery of costing systems, cost management systems, budgeting systems and performance measurement systems
  3. demonstrate the need for a balance between financial and non-financial information in decision making, control and performance evaluation applications of management accounting;
  4. evaluate the costs and benefits of different conventional and contemporary costing systems;
  5. learn independently and to demonstrate high level personal autonomy and accountability;
  6. learn within teams - to co-operate with team members, to assume leadership and to manage differences and conflicts; and
  7. evaluate complex ideas and tolerate ambiguity in managerial and organisational problem-solving

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessment may include, but not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s). (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course, reading, writing and assignment work.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed BUSN7008 and you are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed BUSN2011.

Fees

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:
3
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2566 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7539 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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