Course Title: Accounting for Management Decisions

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Accounting for Management Decisions

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


615H Accounting


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


City Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023


Air Transport Training College


615H Accounting


Offsh 3 07

Course Coordinator: Dr Suraiyah Akbar

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5521

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80 Level 11

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Accounting for Management Decisions provides you with an understanding of the role of accounting as both a technical and social practice in all its contexts.  Throughout the course you will learn not only how to do accounting (technical) but what accounting does in organisations and society(social practice). The course focuses on integrating theoretical learning to real world practices. This course is specifically designed for students with little or no prior knowledge in accounting.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1. Evaluate and contextualise accounting information in organisations and society. CLO2. Critically analyse financial reports and financial information to advise upon and improve business practices including the societal effects. CLO3. Interpret relevant management accounting data to assist management in making informed business decisions and evaluating organisational impact. CLO4. Conduct independent research to investigate the social and environmental impact of contemporary business practices, integrating relevant theoretical frameworks.

Overview of Learning Activities

Class seminars will involve interactive lectures, case studies and folio exercises. These are designed to engage you with how accounting can assist you in your role as a decision maker. They will engage you in thinking about what accounting is and how accounting operates within an organisation and regulatory context. The class activities will form part of your assessment and assist you in preparing for the other assessment in this course.

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

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. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 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.