BUSM067 Advanced Management Accounting
Dr Manolis Noikokyris
This course provides an advanced overview of current theoretical and practical developments in the areas of management accounting with a focus on control, which is an essential function of management to ensure that the organisation's objectives and strategies are carried out effectively. Management control is defined as the systematic process by which the organization’s higher-level managers influence the organization’s lower-level managers to implement the organization’s strategies. The aim is to develop a critical understanding of the behavioural and cultural implications of management control in organisations.
Specifically, the course explores the formal and informal elements of management control systems as well as the link between control and strategy. It critically examines a range of contemporary issues in management accounting and control such as decentralization, strategic management control tools (value chain analysis, target pricing, and balanced scorecard), budgeting and responsibility accounting, performance measurement and analysis, and the assignment of various forms of organisational rewards, such as compensation and incentives etc.
60% Exam and 40% Coursework: Essay
This course aims:
At the end of the course students should be able to:
The module comprises of 2 x 3 hour blocks of teaching.
The lecture each week typically provides an introduction, conceptual analysis, and discussion of the key facets of the topic. The seminar offers a further discussion and expansion of the issues through case study analysis and real-world applications. The case study analyses and discussions permit the exploration of management control issues in a broad range of settings. The case method of instruction, however, requires good advance preparation by the students, and every person should be ready to contribute to the case discussion when called upon.
The main topics studied are: