2013 Unit of Study
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|Project Management and Accounting|
|Additional Information||This is a defined elective unit of study in the Master of Professional Accounting program.|
|Lectures||1x 3 hr seminar per week|
|Assessment||Group Assignment (30%); Individual Assignments (30%); Final Exam (40%)|
|Description||Accounting is critical to project management and project management to accounting. Accountants make specialised contributions to project management in areas such as business case evaluation, budgeting, cost control, risk management and procurement. At the same time the work of accountants is both increasingly project based and reliant upon the products of projects such as accounting information systems. Within an accounting context this unit will introduce you to the end to end project management lifecycle. Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) you will learn the essential components of effective project management and how to apply them in an integrated manner. You will be exposed to both the technical and behavioural aspects of project management - including Microsoft Project. The unit can also contribute to you achieving internationally recognised accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI).|