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IB373 - Advanced Management Accounting

  • Module code: IB373
  • Module name: Advanced Management Accounting
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module builds on first and second-year Management Accounting and is concerned with the design and functioning of cost management systems. Drawing on recent cost management research, the module focuses on the principles relating to cost management systems design and the applicability of designs to organisational context.

Principal learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module you should be able to: distinguish between traditional and recent types of cost management systems; distinguish between different purposes of cost management systems; discuss principles of cost management systems design, development, implementation, and use; discuss the effectiveness of cost management systems for different control objectives in decentralised organisations; evaluate the suitability of costing systems in relation to organisational context; speculate about the future of cost management systems; critically analyse case studies; construct robust narratives, combining strategic business considerations and cost management system detail; prepare cost management information fit for management decision-making.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour lecture per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB373-12)
A1 (Assessed work only) Essay (2000 words) 80%
  Individual Report (1500 words) 20%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed for visiting/exchange students (12 CATS) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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