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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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


A study of current and emerging issues in strategic management accounting and the development of management accounting systems. Topics include marketing and management accounting, activity based management, environmental costs, and the impact of innovation and change on management accounting.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify and discuss contemporary issues in Strategic Management Accounting
  • demonstrate an understanding of fundamental issues in business strategy and an appreciation of strategy development and management in the survival and success of a business
  • discuss the problems and possibilities in making management accounting more strategically relevant to various functions of a business organisation
  • explain current and emerging management accounting issues relating to the design and implementation of strategic, marketing, production, quality and other management models in modern firms
  • demonstrate how management accounting may become more strategically relevant and 'add value' to a business.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Paul Collier

Contact hours

3 hours per week