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MAA703 - Accounting for Management


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MAA616
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Simona Scarparo
Trimester 2: Soheila Mirshekary

MPA701 or MPA751/MPR751/MPT751 or MAA717

Incompatible with: MAA202, MAA262, MAA752, MAA760, MAA774
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops of 3 hours duration


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.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Develop and apply management accounting techniques for costing, control, planning, budgeting and performance measurement and management.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Identify, locate and synthesise management accounting information from diverse sources.

GLO3: Digital literacy


Demonstrate individual responsibility for planning and achieving team goals in completing the case study analysis.

GLO7: Teamwork


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Case study analysis (video presentation) 6 minutes 10% Week 5

Assessment 2:

(Group of  3 or 4) Case study analysis - Written Report  and;

(Individual) Learning reflective piece (focusing on team work)

2,500 words

800 words



Week 8
Examination 2 hours 60% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

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

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAA703 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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