Course Title: CPA Global Strategy and Leadership

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: CPA Global Strategy and Leadership

Credit Points: 12

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


615H Accounting


PGRDFlex18 (All)

Course Coordinator: Delyth Samuel

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact by email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities



Students must be an Associate Member of CPA Australia and be concurrently enrolled in the segment with CPA Australia


Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
You are expected to have the knowledge and capabilities equivalent to an undergraduate degree or major in accounting or a post graduate certificate or diploma in accounting.

Course Description

This is a core course in the Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Australia Extension) degree. This course consolidates your learning in the three other courses, CPA Ethics and Governance, CPA Financial Reporting and CPA Strategic Management Accounting. It develops your understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the practices of strategy and leadership in the global economy, and the ability to apply these concepts to real-life business cases. This course integrates the materials from the CPA Program Professional Level segment titled ‘Global Strategy and Leadership’ and prepares you for the CPA examination.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. understand the role of the accountant in the development and implementation of strategy
  2. use analytical tools and models to analyse the industry and the market in which an organisation operates
  3. use analytical tools and models to understand and measure the performance of the organisation
  4. use business information for decision-making from an organisational perspective
  5. identify and explain the key challenges faced in the implementation of strategy and the role of the accountant in the implementation and leadership functions
  6. consolidate the understanding of strategy and leadership concepts through the use of real-world examples integrated throughout the material, and apply these concepts to business case scenarios through the use of a major case study
  7. apply skills in thinking strategically and formulating broad strategies for consideration and application in their organisational environment

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include: face to face workshops, use of online materials and resources, debates, case studies, applied research on current issues, guest speakers and completion of weekly work.

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT workshop notes and materials, RMIT online resources and CPA Australia materials including sample exam questions.

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning may be identified by your course coordinator and be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1 (20%)

Linked to CLOs 1 2 3

Assessment Task 2 -  (30%)

Linked to CLOs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 3 -  (20%)

Linked to CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 4 - 30%

Linked to CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7