Management accounting and applied finance

Learn how to add stakeholder value and deliver insights that contribute to business decisions

In Brief

  • Learn how business decisions  contribute to adding stakeholder value.
  • Accelerate your ability to help businesses run more efficiently and effectively.  
  • Work towards your Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.

Please note: This module is one of five modules delivered in the CA Program's accredited Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting course which is currently in teach out.

Analyse and strategise

Management accounting is about making optimal business decisions: a must-have for businesses to survive in complex global markets.

This module focuses on how management accountants can provide insight and add stakeholder value through an organisation's business strategy.

This 12-week course will provide you with the technical skills to analyse an organisation’s business operations and performance.

You will also learn how to provide value to stakeholders by presenting a point of view on key business issues, including budgets, forecasting and planning for the future.

The course covers the key aspects of management accounting and applied finance including:

  • analysing business operations
  • activity-based costing and management
  • management of revenue and costs
  • performance reporting
  • strategy and strategic thinking
  • budgets and forecasts
  • cash flow forecasting
  • working capital management
  • business planning
  • shorter-term and medium-term financial management
  • business risks
  • capital investment
  • pricing decisions

This course is one of five compulsory modules of the Chartered Accountants Program.

Course structure and format

Enjoy supported learning through an online learning platform and interactive resources, including:

  • Online communities where you can network with other candidates
  • Technical discussion forums where your questions will be answered by specialist Chartered Accountants
  • Peer discussion forums
  • Access to resources including a study guide, exam preparation series and materials
  • Real-world worked examples and activities
  • Virtual sessions and recordings which take you through real-world worked examples and activities based on integrated, complex scenarios

Additional face-to-face support is also available through our popular CA Study Masterclass.

These optional workshops can help you stay on track with your learning and prepare for assessments and the final exam.

Extra study support

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What you need to know

  • Course assessment

    Assessments for this module includes:

    • Three online assessments throughout the module, which makes up 20% of your final result
    • A final open book written exam that makes up 80% of your final result.
  • Prior knowledge

    All candidates enrolled in this course are expected to have met the course entry requirements for the CA Program.

    Entry requirements

    CA Program entry requirements.

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    You will be expected to have a basic understanding of management accounting and applied finance from your undergraduate studies.

    Prepare for your course by reading through the assumed knowledge section in the module outline.

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Program policies

Warning:  This module is currently in teach out and is not open for new admissions. The information on this page is indicative. The module outline for a particular module, location and mode of offering is the authoritative source of all information about the module for that offering. Required texts, recommended texts and references in particular, are likely to change - refer to the module outline in the CA Program's LMS for details.

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