Management Accounting (11213.1)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Information Systems & Accounting||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
The focus of this unit is how accounting is used within organisations and developing the technical competence necessary for students to understand the role of cost information in organisational decision making. Ethical issues related to management accounting profession and practices are embedded throughout the unit.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain the role of management accounting in organisations;
2. Apply cost behaviour, estimate cost functions and demonstrate an understanding of issues that arise in estimating costs in practice;
3. Interpret and apply fundamental cost concepts, costing methods and cost allocation approaches in a variety of decision making settings;
4. Explain and apply a range of management accounting techniques including flexible budgeting, transfer pricing and cost-management approaches to a variety of decision making contexts, including in a decentralised organisation; and
5. Explain and apply different approaches to pricing of products.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
Prerequisites11009 Business Decision Making
Incompatible units6253 Management Accounting PG
Equivalent units6375 Management Accounting
Assumed knowledgeBasic Mathematics.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
Horngren, C., Datar, S., Rajan, M., Maguire, W. & Tan, R. 2018. Horngren's Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis (3rd Edition). Pearson. Australia
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students have to obtain at least 50% of the available marks and obtain at least 40% in the final exam.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Attendance for face to face students is expected for programmed activities. Contributions to face to face activities are an important measure for assessment of participation in this unit.
Required IT skills
You are expected to have or to gain general computer skills sufficient to undertake research and to prepare written assignments. You are also expected to have or gain the ability to use LearnOnline (Canvas).
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 3, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (192496)
- Global Pathways Program Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UCI - SVKM's Institute of International Studies, Mumbai (192566)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne (184627)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184626)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (191975)