Management Control Systems

Subject 306-313 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of seminars per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

306-107 Accounting Reports and Analysis.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject is designed for those with a general interest in managerial issues rather than a technical accounting focus. The subject focuses on the roles of managerial accounting information in the design of management control systems. More specifically, the subject explores the nature of control systems; the relative role of accounting vis a vis other management controls; and the interaction between accounting and other controls, budgets and accounting performance measures as critical influences on managerial decision making and behaviour; and the implications of contextual influences on control system design, such as strategy and organisational environment. Case studies are used throughout the subject as a means of studying accounting in its organisational context.

Objectives: .

A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (50%), assignments totalling not more than 3000 words (40%) and seminar preparation and participation (10)%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

To be advised

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; problem solving; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; team work; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

  • Some level of development: use of computer software.

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