Unit details

MAA908 - Advanced Management Accounting

Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in M800 or M900

Unit chair:

VG Sridharan

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This PhD unit introduces students to the philosophy and development of research in management accounting and control systems. In particular, the unit explores the dominant theoretical frameworks adopted in contemporary management accounting and control research including agency, transaction cost economics, contingency, organisational behaviour, cultural and psychology theories. A critical analysis of the extant empirical studies in management accounting and control systems is also undertaken.  Topics reviewed include budgeting, costing, performance measurement, risk management, motivation and incentive systems in both international and national settings. In addition, the course also specifically focuses on the internal audit function and risk management as key components of an organisation’s internal control system and their implications for organisational governance design and performance.  In addition, the course also specifically focuses on the internal audit function and risk management as key components of an organisation’s internal control system and their implications for organisational governance design and performance.  The unit provides a bridge to advanced research.

Assessment

Critique (Weekly) and Presentation (Weekly Oral) 20%, Written Assignment 1 (Research) 3000 words 40%, Written Assignment 2 (Research) 3000 words 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1260$1260$2875$3589

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.


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