Courses & Units

Management and Cost Accounting BFA612

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

In this unit we explore the key functions fulfilled by managerial and cost accounting. The primary purpose of managerial and cost accounting is to provide relevant information to managers within an organisation. Managerial accounting can be thought of as the informal language used within the organisation to facilitate planning, control, coordination and performance assessment. Decision contexts can vary from the broad strategic planning and resource allocation decisions made at corporate or divisional level, to the more specific cost and performance information necessary to monitor individual products, customers or segments. The ultimate measure of success is whether or not internal decision making has been improved as a result of the relevance, quality and timeliness of information provided by the management accounting function.

Summary

Unit name Management and Cost Accounting
Unit code BFA612
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator

Dr Heinrich  Oosthuizen

Teaching staff

Dr Heinrich  Oosthuizen

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Critique, explain, apply and evaluate techniques, processes and systems.
  • LO2: Research and apply theoretic technical management accounting knowledge and skills to business problems.
  • LO3: Work in a diverse group context to analyse a case study using management accounting techniques and interpersonal skills to provide recommendations in a business report.
  • LO4: Identify and critique social responsibility and sustainability issues and evaluate impact on specific situations.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BFA712

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 3-hour weekly workshop (13 weeks)

Assessment
  1. Test or quiz (10%)
  2. Report (20%)
  3. Workshop engagement and case studies (5%)
  4. Final examination (65%)
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Textbooks

Required

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