Course Title: Strategic Management Control Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Strategic Management Control Systems

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


615H Accounting


Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr. Laura Maran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61399255757

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level 11, Room 35

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check details on Canvas

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Strategic Management Control Systems provides you with the opportunity to focus on the concepts of management accounting and information systems as a system to record, process, report and analyse information for costing and managerial decision making. It also aims to raise your awareness to the significant organisational and social changes in a range of industries and organisations which have dramatically affected the environment and functions of management accounting systems.
This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience. You will undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; and be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that include industry feedback.
This course also provides you with a capstone experience, which will provide you with the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
  2. Plan and execute a substantial work-integrated learning (WIL) project
  3. Develop communication, technical and research skills to justify and interpret conceptual propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  4. Develop a body of technical and theoretical knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in the management accounting discipline, accounting information systems and areas of professional practice

Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the learning outcomes, this course requires you to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise the following:

  • preparation for, attendance at and participation in scheduled seminars, workshops and laboratory sessions
  • preparation for classes including reading reference material, completion of topic questions and preparation of case studies
  • learning will be centred on discussion seminars, practical workshops and case study reviews

You will be involved in a major project regarding business practice (WIL project) in which you will be required to work effectively in a team situation. Class demonstrations, reading, discussion and case studies will support this practical activity. The WIL experience will be supported by a number of electronic resources. It will also provide you and your class with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Canvas. 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 will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 40%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 10%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.