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AFF2391

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)

Synopsis

This is the introductory management accounting unit that focuses on the types of cost information that can be produced to assist managers and other employees within organisations in planning and control, and in decision making. The topics include the following: costs and cost behaviour, product costing (including activity-based costing), cost allocation techniques, cost-volume-profit analysis, and the use of cost information for management decisions.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe cost behaviour under different assumptions
  2. compare systems designed to provide relevant and timely information to managers for resource management and allocation decisions
  3. apply conventional and contemporary cost management techniques used in manufacturing and service industries
  4. explain the benefits and limitations of contemporary cost management techniques
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and / or group activities dealing with cost information for decision making and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF2391.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Bereket Redda

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

AFF1121

Prohibitions

AFC2130, AFC2131, AFW2020