CPA GLOBAL STRATEGY & LEADERSHIP

ACC5GSL

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Global Strategy and Leadership is the capstone subject in the CPA Program. This subject builds on the learning you 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 Must have completed 180 credit points of subjetcs as per the course structure in either LMCPA or LMFAN and seek subject co-ordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions All students enrolling in the CPA Professional subjects must first enrol with CPA Australia and provide evidence of associate membership with CPA Australia. 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 in lieu of a supplementary exam. All CPA Australia exams are at the student's own cost, exam payments must be made directly to CPA Australia. Students choosing to exit after satisfactorily completing any four LBS subjects (60cps) may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Business. Students choosing to exit after satisfactorily completing any eight LBS subjects (120cps) may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Business. 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:
Seminars, 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:
Seminars 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:
Seminars 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, 2019, Week 29-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJustin Lachal

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 29 - 41
Seven 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays at night from week 29 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Taught as seven 3-hour face-to-face seminars, plus online material from CPA Australia. Seminar timing will be aligned to match CPA Australia exam dates."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CPA Final Exam (3 hours 15 minutes) (3250 word equivalence)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. CPA Program exams are conducted by CPA Australia.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual Case Study Assignment (1,000 words)Students will prepare an individual case study analysis. This will assist students to prepare for the CPA Exam where case study analysis is an important element.10 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment (500 words per student)Students will work in groups to prepare an in-depth case study analysis. This will assist students to prepare for the CPA Exam where case study analysis is an important element.20 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2019, Week 08-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJustin Lachal

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 08 - 20
Seven 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays at night from week 08 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Taught as seven 3-hour face-to-face seminars, plus online material from CPA Australia. Seminar timing will be aligned to match CPA Australia exam dates."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CPA Final Exam (3 hours 15 minutes) (3250 word equivalence)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. CPA Program exams are conducted by CPA Australia.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual Case Study Assignment (1,000 words)Students will prepare an individual case study analysis. This will assist students to prepare for the CPA Exam where case study analysis is an important element.10 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment (500 words per student)Students will work in groups to prepare an in-depth case study analysis. This will assist students to prepare for the CPA Exam where case study analysis is an important element.20 01, 02, 03