Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting and Finance
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Mr Andrew West


Topics include concepts of cost, basic product costing systems, cost allocation and activity-based costing, cost behaviour and breakeven analysis, relevant costs for decision making, budgeting management, capital budgeting techniques, and organisation control and transfer pricing. Discussions are expanded to some current management accounting issues, such as methods to stay competitive, compensation plans, and Management Accounting Control System design in changing environment.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe cost behaviour under different assumptions
  2. compare and analyse techniques designed to provide relevant and timely information to managers for resource management and allocation, as well as for performance measurement and control decisions
  3. apply and evaluate conventional and contemporary cost and performance management techniques
  4. apply conventional and contemporary performance measurement and control techniques to enable managers to measure and enhance organisational performance
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with management accounting and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFG9072.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)



AFX5611, AFX9550