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AFC3131

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit aims to provide an in-depth understanding of how performance management systems can be designed to support the strategy of an organisation. It also covers the provision and use of management accounting information for strategy implementation, management planning, and control in organisations. Issues related to the design, implementation and use of contemporary performance management systems and techniques are covered, as are behavioural aspects of management accounting systems.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. apply traditional and contemporary performance measurement and control techniques to enable managers to measure and enhance organizational performance
  2. analyse and make recommendations regarding the design of performance measurement and control systems
  3. explain how behavioural implications are crucial for the effective design of performance measurement and control systems
  4. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with performance measurement and control and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of topics covered by AFC3131.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Ahmad Sujan

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

AFC2131

Prohibitions

AFC2130, AFF3431, AFG3021, AFW3021