Accounting for Sustainable Management

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Provided by RMIT University and Open Universities Australia, Accounting for Sustainable Management is a postgraduate unit designed to offer a foundation in corporate responsibility and the ways in which organisations can mitigate any adverse effects that their activities may have on the environment. This could include actions such as reducing CO2 emissions, running replanting programs and supporting local communities.

Through completion of this unit, you will explore a range of theoretical perspectives relating to the responsibilities of various businesses to their local communities and the environment. You will develop a working knowledge of the potential impact of climate change and pollution, and how businesses and governments are taking steps to address these issues.

You will also have the opportunity to apply a range of theoretical and practical solutions to social and environmental issues, and learn how to critically evaluate organisational structures in terms of their approach to sustainable development. Although delivery of the unit is fully online, you will be expected to engage with lively discussion of the topics via media including dedicated discussion forums and podcasts.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in International Business, RMIT University
  • Master of International Business, RMIT University
  • Master of Professional Accounting, RMIT University

Areas of study

In this Accounting for Sustainable Management unit, the topics you will study will be included in your unit outline.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in International Business, RMIT University
  • Master of International Business, RMIT University
  • Master of Professional Accounting, RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Sustainability is increasingly central to the business strategies of a wide variety of organisations. A solid foundation in Accounting for Sustainable Management is a desirable knowledge base for a number of job types, including project management, resource planning and consultancy.

On completion of this unit you will have developed the skills you need to deliver detailed reports about corporate accountability, create action plans for sustainable development activities based on a range of theoretical perspectives, and critically evaluate organisational structures with a view to making tailored recommendations. You will also have an understanding about how corporate responsibility ties in with government legislation on a local, national and global level – giving you the tools you need to take on a variety of leadership roles within the private and public sector.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Accounting for Sustainable Management from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUAs full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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