CPA GLOBAL STRATEGY & LEADERSHIP

ACC5GSL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Global Strategy and Leadership is the capstone subject in the CPA Program. This subject builds on the learning candidates have gained in the subjects: Ethics and Governance, Financial Reporting, and Strategic Management Accounting. The aim of this subject is to link the knowledge of management and financial accounting to the concepts of strategy and leadership.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJustin Lachal

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites WAM of 60% in the 8 of the 9 core MPA subjects AND ACC5ETG AND ACC5FRP AND ACC5SMA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions All students enrolling in the CPA Professional subjects will be required to enrol concurrently with CPA in order to sit the CPA final exams, at their cost. The final exam for the CPA professional subjects is the official CPA professional accreditation exam set and graded by CPA Australia. Students failing to pass this exam on the first attempt will be offered a second attempt (at their cost) in lieu of a supplementary exam. Students enrolled in the course who fail to achieve the 60% WAM for 8 of the 10 core MPA subjects, will be able to transfer into the generic MPA degree. Students failing to satisfactorily complete all six CPA subjects will be able to transfer to complete the generic MPA, where completed CPA subjects will count towards the elective subjects of that degree.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificStudy GuidePrescribedCPA AustraliaCPA Australia
ReadingsBlended materialRecommendedLa Trobe UniversityLa Trobe University

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate the role of the accountant in the development and implementation of strategy.

Activities:
Workshops, discussion and readings covering the the role of the accountant in the development and implementation of strategy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Use analytical tools and models to analyse the industry and the market in which an organisation operates.

Activities:
Exercises using analytical tools and models to analyse the industry and the market in which an organisation operates.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Use business information for decision-making from an organisational perspective.

Activities:
Exercises using business information for decision-making from an organisational perspective.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Distinguish the key challenges faced inthe implementation of strategy and the role of the accountant in the implementation and leadership functions.

Activities:
Workshops and case-studies covering the key challenges faced inthe implementation of strategy and the role of the accountant in the implementation and leadership functions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Consolidate the understanding of strategy and leadership concepts through the use of real world examples, apply these concepts to business case scenarios.

Activities:
Workshops and case-studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Apply skills in thinking strategically and formulating broad strategies for consideration and application in the organisational environment.

Activities:
Workshops and case-studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 29-43, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJustin Lachal

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 29 - 41
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays at night from week 29 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3-hour face-to-face lecture/workshop per week for 12 weeks plus online material from CPA Australia. Classes at 5pm (Monday-Thursday only)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CPA Final Exam (3 hours 15 minutes)The CPA Program Exams are of three hours and 15 minutes duration. CPA Program exams are open book. As this exam forms part of a professional qualification, the required level of performance is high. Candidates are required to achieve a passing scale score of 540 in all CPA Program exams. Further information about scaled scores and exam results is available at: cpaaustralia.com.au/cpaprogram50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual Case Study Assignment (One, 1,000 words)Students will conduct in-depth analysis of case studies and prepare a report which is to be submitted via LMS. This will assist students to prepare for the CPA Final Exam where case study analysis is an important element of the subject. it is an individual assessment.20 04, 05, 06
Online Quizzes (Best 10 of 12, each quiz has10 questions)Online quizzes will consist of MCQs to assist candidates in preparing the CPA final exam.30 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 08-23, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJustin Lachal

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 08 - 20
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays at night from week 08 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3-hour face-to-face lecture/workshop per week for 12 weeks plus online material from CPA Australia. Classes at 5pm (Monday-Thursday only)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CPA Final Exam (3 hours 15 minutes)The CPA Program Exams are of three hours and 15 minutes duration. CPA Program exams are open book. As this exam forms part of a professional qualification, the required level of performance is high. Candidates are required to achieve a passing scale score of 540 in all CPA Program exams. Further information about scaled scores and exam results is available at: cpaaustralia.com.au/cpaprogram50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual Case Study Assignment (One, 1,000 words)Students will conduct in-depth analysis of case studies and prepare a report which is to be submitted via LMS. This will assist students to prepare for the CPA Final Exam where case study analysis is an important element of the subject. it is an individual assessment.20 04, 05, 06
Online Quizzes (Best 10 of 12, each quiz has10 questions)Online quizzes will consist of MCQs to assist candidates in preparing the CPA final exam.30 01, 02, 03