Enterprise Performance Management

Subject ACCT30002 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One ninety minute lecture and one ninety minute case study workshop per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

The following:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Dr Albie Brooks



Subject Overview:

This subject focuses on a range of strategic performance management control system issues including performance measurement, incentives, reward systems and risk; profit analysis; planning and budgeting; and, strategic investments. These issues are explored in a number of different organisational settings and relationships.

Learning Outcomes:

• Explain the role performance measurement and control systems play in planning and controlling organisational activities;
• Identify the elements that constitute effective performance measurement and control systems;
• Describe the behavioural implications of different types of performance measurement and control systems in different organisational contexts;
• Explain the notion of ‘responsibility accounting’;
• Analyse the link between organisational structure, and planning and control systems;
• Analyse and review performance within an organisation;
• Identify potential problems with the use of traditional performance measurement systems;
• Describe the current performance measurement trends in, and their suitability to, organisations;
• Explain how rewards are used to influence behaviour.


A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (70%), a mid-semester test (10%), group assignment(s) totalling not more than 1500 words (12%) due in Week 9 and class preparation and contribution (8%). Successful completion of this subject requires a minimum 50% pass in the end-of-semester examination.

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: 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; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Moderate level of development: oral communication; collaborative learning; team work.

  • Some level of development: use of computer software.

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