ACCT3203 Contemporary Managerial Accounting

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Accounting major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit focuses on the strategic aspects of management planning and control for profit seeking firms and examines the contribution management accounting makes in setting and maintaining organisational direction. Topics include the development of performance measurement and evaluation systems within decentralised firms; the use of financial and non-financial performance measures for evaluating business unit performance; pricing intra-organisational exchanges; the cost allocation problem; and contemporary topics such as strategic cost management, customer profitability analysis and investment in new technology.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of how management accounting information assists managers to make effective planning and controlling decisions through in-depth knowledge of management accounting concepts and techniques; (2) apply management accounting techniques to various types of manufacturing businesses that assist in decision making; (3) critically analyse problems that may arise in manufacturing and service businesses; (4) evaluate solutions to problems to arrive at reasonably logical decisions in management accounting; (5) communicate clearly, concisely and logically, both orally and in written form; and (6) demonstrate an ability to work effectively in teams.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial assessment; (2) group assignment; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Thanesvary Subraamanniam
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ACCT1112 Management Accounting or ACCT2112 Management Accounting
Incompatibility:
ACCT2203 Contemporary Managerial Accounting
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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