|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject extends students’ understanding of research in management accounting. The subject focuses on several key areas of empirical research in management accounting and provides an in-depth examination of the individual and contextual factors influencing the design and use of management accounting systems within organizations The subject includes two different perspectives adopted in the contemporary research; namely economics and behaviour. Students will critically examine both the theoretical frameworks used in management accounting research and the methods adopted to study research questions. Students will undertake a research project that extends extant management accounting literature.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Evaluate critically the theoretical frameworks used to study the design and use of management accounting systems;
- Analyse the appropriateness of research methods used in research studies and be able to identify ways to improve the studies;
- Develop a research question that extends prior research;
- Successfully undertake a research project that extends prior research, with a view to making a contribution to the research literature.
- High level of development: oral communication; written communication; statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; evaluation of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas;
- High level of development: collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; and
- High level of development: synthesis of data and other information.