Courses & Units

CPA Global Strategy and Leadership BFA737

Hobart

Note:

Enrolment in this unit via eStudent is not available.

To enrol in this unit please first enrol in the co-requisite CPA unit and then forward confirmation of your CPA enrolment, including your unique CPA ID number, to U.Connect@utas.edu.au.

Introduction

Global Strategy and Leadership is the capstone unit in the CPA Program Professional Level. You MUST have successfully completed the three compulsory units: CPA Ethics and Governance, CPA Financial Reporting and CPA Strategic Management Accounting, before you can enrol in this unit.

Global Strategy and Leadership consolidates and builds on the learnings candidates have gained in prior units. In the increasingly complex business environment in which organisations operate, characterised by change, uncertainty and escalating competition, the disciplines of strategy and leadership have become critical to successful organisational performance. The aim of this unit is to link the knowledge of management and financial accounting to the concepts of strategy and leadership. Accountants use a variety of technical information to make decisions for the future of the business within an ethical framework of operation. This subject shows that accounting information, ethics, strategy and leadership are applicable to accountants working throughout the world in diverse organisations. Students who have studied Strategic Management Accounting will note a number of other concepts that are expanded upon in this subject, including strategic analysis, performance measurement and the value chain. The international focus of this subject acknowledges the importance of the reporting requirements under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs).

This unit is undertaken with a concurrent enrolment in the CPA Professional Level subject: Global Strategy and Leadership.

Summary

Unit name CPA Global Strategy and Leadership
Unit code BFA737
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator

Dr Kerri O'Donnell

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
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

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

  1. explain the role of the accountant in the development and implementation of strategy
  2. explain the assumptions of standard models of international business
  3. use business information for decision-making from an organisational perspective
  4. identify and explain the key challenges faced in the implementation of strategy and the role of the accountant in the implementation and leadership functions
  5. consolidate the understanding of strategy and leadership concepts through the use of real world examples integrated throughout the material, and apply these concepts to business case scenarios through the use of case studies.

Fees

Please note that there are fees associated with CPA membership, enrolment and examinations which are payable directly to CPA Australia and which are in addition to the UTAS tuition fee. For more information please contact CPA Australia.

Domestic

Band Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $2,701.00 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

Prerequisites

BFA502 AND BFA604 AND BFA738

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 4-hr workshop (wks 1-13)

Assessment

CPA Final Examination (100%)

Students will attend the CPA exam as the final exam for this unit. Students will need to book a specific time, date and location of the exam with CPA Australia. Students are advised that the CPA examination is conducted by CPA Australia and in accordance with their rules and regulations. It is the responsibility of students to be aware of the rules and requirements of CPA Australia, as well as the venue and time for the examination. As a student enrolled in CPA program, YOU are responsible for ensuring that you are in possession of the latest CPA Australia information

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Textbooks

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