units

ACG2020

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting
OfferedGippsland First semester 2015 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sisira Colombage

Synopsis

Introduction to management accounting. Topics include: basic terms and concepts, classification and behaviour of costs, recording product cost transactions for manufacturing firms, joint and by-product spoilage and waste, apportioning joint costs for multiple products, activity-based costing and information for management decisions.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain how costing systems and cost behaviour patterns provide information to support operational and strategic decisions
  2. compare job, process and hybrid costing methods as alternative approaches to support management decisions
  3. examine the differences between conventional and contemporary approaches to overhead allocation
  4. analyse short-run tactical decisions using appropriate costing techniques
  5. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group; and/or demonstrate effective individual research skills to produce professional quality reports to solve organisational related problems; and/or deliver a professional quality presentation; and/or develop oral communication skills and demonstrate independent thinking through contributions to class discussions; and demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by ACG2020.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prerequisites

Students must have passed AFW1002, ACW1002, ACG1002 or AFG1002 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

AFC2131, ACC2131, AFF2391, ACF2391, ACB2020, AFW2020, ACW2020, AFG2020