Studies in Management Accounting

Subject 306-462 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours of seminars
Total Time Commitment: Not available

306-302 Enterprise Performance Management or 306-313 Management Control Systems and acceptance into the Honours program or as approved by Head of Department.

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

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Prof Anne Lillis
Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to the major streams of research in Management Accounting. We examine research into the factors that influence the design of management accounting systems and the factors that influence the success of these systems. The subject content and delivery is designed around a framework of literature drawn from economics and behavioural theories. Students describe, discuss and critique research studies in management accounting, and build up to the development of their own research proposal.

Objectives: .

An assignment totalling not more than 3000 words (30%), seminar presentations and participation (20%) and an end-of-semester examination (50%).

Prescribed Texts: Selected readings - Studies in Management Accounting - Department of Accounting and Business Information Systems (current year version).
Recommended Texts:

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; evaluation of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

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

  • Some level of development: synthesis of data and other information; use of computer software.

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