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Module Title LI Management Accounting
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Accounting
Module Code 07 31817
Module Lead Tim Mason
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description This module builds on the core concepts introduced, and the technical and analytical skills developed, in year 1 in order to provide a deeper understanding of the nature and role of management accounting.
It will apply these technical and analytical skills to the types of problems faced by managers of modern organisations. As well as covering the key techniques of management accounting and their limitations, it also explores the behavioural and organisational issues which have to be considered by management accountants in order to develop tailored and organisation-specific recommendations.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module, students should be able to: ul>
  • Apply a range of both established and emerging management accounting techniques.
  • Discuss how management accounting and the role of management accountants is changing.
  • Analyse the nature and role of management accounting in different organisational contexts.
  • Assess the behavioural issues which have to be considered by management accountants.
  • Evaluate the usefulness of management accounting techniques and reports in specific contemporary situations.
  • Assessment 31817-01 : Group Assignment : Group Assessment - Coursework (25%)
    31817-02 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (25%)
    31817-03 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
    Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 3 hour unseen written exam (75%), 1,000 word essay (25%)
    Reassessment: 3 hour examination.
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