Case Studies in Management Accounting

Description

Students are expected to undertake practical research in response to a current business need of a real company and produce a suitable management report with recommendations.

Aims

The aim of this Module is to develop advanced skills to assist the student's ability to solve real business problems by applying management techniques to case scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Gather complex and conflicting information and synthesize this to create a critical analysis of a business challenge.

2.  Work with external business leaders, in a peer relationship, while demonstrating high levels of professionalism in conduct and communication.

3.  With a business partner, develop potential solutions and implementation strategies to a current problem.

Indicative Content

1 Analysing a problem

Using different analysis techniques such as data flow diagrams, entity relationship modelling and process mapping, examine problems to better understand the current position of the business

2 Innovation and innovation techniques

Using different creativity and innovation tools to help find solutions to business problems.

3 Developing and presenting the solution

Develop one or more solutions to provide an implementation plan for the organisation and report solutions in the form of a group presentation and individual report.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Students will be expected to show an ability to work with others and autonomously in a professional environment. The ability to draw upon their previous studies in a critically reflective way, to manage complex issues and to make informed and innovative judgement will be crucial to success. A workshop will be facilitated by an academic to develop students skills in peer assessment.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 10
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 60
Independent 130



Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


Disclaimer

We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2019/10 , and may be subject to change for future years.