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Management Accounting (MBS669)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit focuses on providing accounting information to internal management. The topics include advanced costing methods and systems for services, products and overheads; information for managing resources for performance evaluation and tactical decision making. In addition contemporary approaches to measure and manage performance using non-financial indicators will be discussed.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit the student should be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate integrated knowledge of management accounting concepts, principles and practice
LO2: Apply management accounting principles and practices to provide relevant and timely information to
managers for resource management and allocation decisions
LO3: Evaluate how the design of management accounting and control systems affect organisational
LO4: Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a
variety of contexts
LO5: Critically evaluate complex issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
LO6: Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning and autonomy
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture 1 hour; Workshop 1.5 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using learning design features with core unit materials provided in a lecture format
followed up by small workshop knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self -
directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Mid Semester Test 20%
Group Assignment 20%
Group Presentation 10%
Final Exam 50%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS627 Management Accounting may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MBS627
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (MPA(Adv))
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Manzurul Alam
Professor of Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6580
e: M.Alam@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.1.033 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Professor Manzurul Alam
Professor of Accounting

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6580
e: M.Alam@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.1.033 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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