Enterprise Performance Management

Subject ACCT30002 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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 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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


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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