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

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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Critique, explain, apply and evaluate techniques, processes and systems
LO2Research and apply theoretic technical management accounting knowledge and skills to business problems
LO3Work in a diverse group context to analyse a case study using management accounting techniques and interpersonal skills to provide recommendations in a business report
LO4Identify and critique social responsibility and sustainability issues and evaluate impact on specific situations

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080101 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

N/A

Co-requisites

N/A

Mutual Exclusions

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

N/A

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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Assessment

Case Study (5%), Online Test (10%), Report (20%), Final Exam (65%).

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