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Module Title LM Advanced Management Accounting: Issues in Strategy and Accounting
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Accounting
Module Code 07 36317
Module Lead Mohamed Fadzly
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-22 hours
Seminar-18 hours
Guided independent study-160 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module provides students with the opportunity to enlarge their understanding and critical awareness of current topical issues in management accounting and its interfaces with strategy at an advanced level. The module also provides students with opportunity to develop their abilities and to apply their understanding using substantial case studies in complex and ambiguous organisational contexts, as strategy moves beyond pure strategic planning, to become an integral feature of operational activity. It also provides the students with a technical grounding in current approaches to using accounting systems and techniques in the development and implementation of business strategy and strategic planning.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Critically discuss current developments and key issues in [management] accounting and strategy and the interfaces between them
  • Critically evaluate the role(s) of management accounting in strategy formation and practice
  • Apply appropriate theories and management accounting techniques to analyse ambiguous and complex organisational circumstances – as represented in real-life (or realistic) case studies
  • Develop and communicate appropriate strategic recommendation(s) following analysis carried out of real-life (or realistic) case studies
Assessment 36317-01 : Group Report and Presentation : Coursework (25%)
36317-02 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 1,500 word group report & presentation (25%),
and 3,000 word individual assignment (75%).

Reassessment: 1,000 word individual essay (25%) & 3,000 word individual assignment (75%).
Students resit the failed component only
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