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Advanced Management Accounting Research (ACCT90037)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeACCT90037
Year Long
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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.

Generic skills

  • 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.

Last updated: 11 January 2018