International Management Accounting
Essex Business School
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 14 January 2019
Friday 22 March 2019
03 September 2019
Requisites for this module
MSC N43112 International Accounting and Banking,
MSC N431PP International Accounting and Banking with Professional Placement
The module critically examines traditional management control systems in the context of different cultural, political, and socio-economic contexts. The module will also explore the current debate of privatisation and public sector reforms and their underlying assumptions implicating better accounting controls in privatised enterprises in less developed and emerging countries.
The main aim of this module is to review and analyze changing management accounting control practices within public and private sector organizations in emerging and less developed countries in the context of environmental change, institutional and socio-economic factors. Also, the module aims to review and analyze various management accounting control theories and ground them in real life contexts.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
• be able to engage in critical debate in the examination of traditional management control theory in different cultural, political, and socio-economic contexts;
• be able to understand management control practices operating in enterprises located in emerging and less developed countries;
• be able to understand management controls in public sector and local governments;
• be able to understand the current debate of privatisation and public sector reforms and their underlying assumptions implicating better accounting controls in privatized enterprises in LDCs and emerging countries.
Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)
The module aims to develop a variety of personal transferable skills by encouraging students to:
* Identify and distil key features and arguments covered in (research) texts, and presentations
* Communicate effectively orally and in writing, in presentations and essays
* Discriminate between relevant and irrelevant information for the purposes of doing and evaluating research lead projects
* Apply analytical skills and critical judgment as required to handle a wide range of management accounting control (research) problems
* Develop coherent and well-structured lines of argument supported by relevant analysis and concepts
* Participate in group discussions
* Work under pressure and meet deadlines.
The module consists of ten weekly two-hour sessions. Students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning and development. During the sessions, topics identified below will be discussed and often students will be encouraged to present material and/or lead a discussion. All students are expected to have prepared adequately for each session.
Lecture slides will be distributed to students via email in advance to give guidance for further reading. The main purpose of making lecture slides available for students in advance is to encourage students to be prepared for the discussions in the sessions. Lecture notes will primarily come in the form of bullet points – you are advised to read the articles listed in the booklet in order to have clarification of the bullet points
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||3,000 words essay
||2,000 word essay
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Professor Shahzad Uddin
Dr Chandana Gnanapriya Alawattage
University of Aberdeen Business School
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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