Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)


An advanced study of the interface between modern managerial accounting and the business functions of strategic planning, marketing, manufacturing and human resource management. Topics covered include concepts and issues in strategy, quality, ethics, advertising and promotion, pricing, distribution and productivity.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the conventions and doctrines of management accounting that may be strategically applied to an entity
  2. evaluate emerging issues in strategic management accounting
  3. critically evaluate the influence of strategy, marketing and shareholder value on management accounting and the role of management accounting in designing and implementing management control and performance measurement systems to support business strategy, marketing decisions and shareholder value
  4. assess control management systems with due consideration to ethical, cultural and personnel issues
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with advanced strategic management accounting and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF5100.


Within semester assessment: 45%
Examination (3 hours): 55%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Robert Cornick

Contact hours

3 hours per week