Current Issues in Management Accounting (ACCT3032)


This unit builds on the fundamentals of management accounting practice (ACCT2012) by introducing a series of advanced management accounting topics such as strategic management accounting, accounting innovation, human resource management, social and environmental accounting and designing management accounting systems. In addition, this unit relaxes the hitherto held assumption that management accounting works in a world characterised by certainty and rationality and instead shows that management accounting more often operates in a world characterised by fuzziness and ambiguity. This real-world view requires students to develop their judgemental skills and to adopt a more critical and reflective approach that challenges their beliefs about how management accounting works in practice. This is a perfect subject for those students aspiring to become strategic consultants.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x 1hr lecture and 1x 2hr tutorial per week


in class tests (20%), tutorial contribution (10%), research presentation (10%), research report (10%), final examination (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ACCT2012 or ACCT2002

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.