6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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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.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- explain how costing systems and cost behaviour patterns provide information to support operational and strategic decisions
- compare job, process and hybrid costing methods as alternative approaches to support management decisions
- examine the differences between conventional and contemporary approaches to overhead allocation
- analyse short-run tactical decisions using appropriate costing techniques
- 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.
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
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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Students must have passed AFW1002, ACW1002, ACG1002 or AFG1002 before undertaking this unit.