CPA GLOBAL STRATEGY & LEADERSHIP

ACC5GSL

2021

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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminars, workshops, case studies, discussions, readings, and activities

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 180 credit points of subjects 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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsAll 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Study Guide - CPA Australia

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCPA Australia

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCPA Australia

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationcpaaustralia.com.au/myonlinelearning

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate the role of the accountant in the development and implementation of strategy.
02. Use analytical tools and models to analyse the industry and the market in which an organisation operates.
03. Use business information for decision-making from an organisational perspective.
04. Distinguish the key challenges faced in the implementation of strategy and the role of the accountant in the implementation and leadership functions.
05. Consolidate the understanding of strategy and leadership concepts through the use of real world examples, apply these concepts to business case scenarios.
06. Apply skills in thinking strategically and formulating broad strategies for consideration and application in the organisational environment.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 06-24, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJustin Lachal

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 6 - 18
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 6 to week 18 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

CPA Final Exam (3.25 hrs, 3500 word equiv). Hurdle: Must pass matching CPA Program Exam to be eligible to pass ACC5FRM.
CPA Program exams are open book. As this exam forms part of a professional quals, required level of performance is high. CPA Australia conduct and release results.

N/AOtherIndividualYes70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

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.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 29-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJustin Lachal

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 42 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

CPA Final Exam (3.25 hrs, 3500 word equiv). Hurdle: Must pass matching CPA Program Exam to be eligible to pass ACC5FRM.
CPA Program exams are open book. As this exam forms part of a professional quals, required level of performance is high. CPA Australia conduct and release results.

N/AOtherIndividualYes70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

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.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3