Management Accounting

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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

Equip yourself with the financial tools and knowledge needed to work in management by studying this online Management Accounting unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia.

The unit is delivered entirely online and is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of how management accounting can be used to aid organisational planning, control and decision-making processes in a corporate environment.

Subjects include costing system principles, indirect costs and activity-based systems, and strategic planning and budgeting. By completing the unit, students walk away with more advanced problem-solving skills and an ability to bring this knowledge to the workforce.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, you must have completed the following unit or an academic equivalent:

Areas of study

In this management accounting unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Management accounting in context
  • An introduction to cost terms and inventory costing
  • Product and service costing: job costing
  • Product and service costing: service costing
  • Activity-based costing and activity-based management
  • Allocation of support – department costs, common costs and revenues
  • Master budget and responsibility accounting
  • Flexible budgets, direct-cost variances and management control
  • C-V-P analysis
  • Decision making, relevant information and pricing
  • Unit overview

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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?

This unit is a smart career move for accounting and business students alike, providing you with the skills and knowledge to engage in management accounting.

Upon completion of the unit, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate how management accounting information can assist management in planning, monitoring the performance of, controlling and making decisions in, their area of responsibility
  • Understand and apply the traditional (volume-based) and contemporary (ABC) approaches to product costing in a job costing environment
  • Understand the purpose of an organisation's performance measurement system, its link to the organisation's planning process, and be aware of traditional approaches to performance measurement
  • Identify the information needs and produce financial analyses for a range of decisions such as outsourcing and special orders
  • Develop excellent business communication and problem-solving skills

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Management Accounting from the University of South Australia.
  • 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 or HECS-HELP is 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 OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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