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MAA703 - Accounting for Management

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:MAA616
Unit chair:

S Scarparo


MPA701 or MPA751/MPR751/MPT751 or MAA717

Incompatible with:

MAA202, MAA262, MAA752, MAA760, MAA774

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


In this unit, students learn about how management accounting satisfies management's need for information for planning and control purposes.  It covers cost concepts, cost-volume-profit relationships, product costing systems, activity-based costing, budgeting and standard costs. Topics also include financial performance analysis, decentralised operations, relevant costs for decision making, and contemporary approaches to measuring performance.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Online test -10%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Case study presentations (10 minutes; video recorded and uploaded on CloudDeakin) and Report (1500 words) - 30%

Examination - (2 hours) - 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

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