2014 Unit of Study

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Project Management and Accounting
UoS Code INFS6031
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
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 individual critique (35%), individual project plan (50%), and individual review (15%)
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 development/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 outputs from projects (such as business processes and their supporting information systems). This unit will introduce you to the concepts, frameworks, tools, techniques and methodologies that underpin projects. It will also examine the role of the accountant in each of the four global phases that define the life of a project (Initiation, Planning, Execution and Outcomes realisation). Amongst other things, the unit will explore the use of methodologies in the conduct of projects - particularly the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) —including a critical evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses.