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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)


An advanced study of the interface between modern managerial accounting and the business functions of strategic planning, marketing, manufacturing and human resource management. Topics covered include concepts and issues in strategy, quality, ethics, advertising and promotion, pricing, distribution and productivity.


Our students will:

  • describe the conventions and doctrines of management accounting that may be strategically applied to an entity
  • evaluate emerging issues in strategic management accounting
  • critically evaluate the influence of strategy, marketing and shareholder value on management accounting and the role of management accounting in designing and implementing management control and performance measurement systems to support business strategy, marketing decisions and shareholder value
  • assess control management systems with due consideration to ethical, cultural and personnel issues
  • develop capabilities to work effectively in a group; and/or deliver a professional quality presentation; and/or develop oral communication skills and demonstrate independent thinking through contributions to class discussions; and demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of an comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by this unit.


Within semester assessment: 45%
Examination (3 hours): 55%

Chief examiner(s)

Robert Cornick

Contact hours

3 hours per week