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Words of Wisdom
secret of a good [seminar] is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.”
Business and Economics
Welcome to the wonderful world of ...
Presented by Ralph
ACF5100 Advanced Strategic Management
Can you pass it? YES YOU CAN!
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardour and attended to with diligence” (Abigail Adams, 1744 – 1818)
Who is the Chief Examiner?
(Week 1 seminar leader)
Phone: 9903 4541
Office: Caulfield, Building H, Room 3.63
A bit about me ...
§ PhD in Management Accounting, The University of Western Australia
§ The University of Western Australia
§ The University of Auckland
§ Shanghai Maritime University (contract teaching)
§ Management Accounting (undergraduate & postgraduate)
§ Financial Accounting (undergraduate – years 1 to 3)
§ Supervision of honours, masters and PhD students
A bit about me ...
§ CPA Australia and industry presentations (Australia & New Zealand)
§ Reports to organisations based on research
§ Management control systems – strategic change
§ Usefulness of accrual accounting in the public sector
§ Performance evaluation in the not-for-profit sector
§ Balanced Scorecard – causation and implementation effects
§ Application of resource based view of the firm to universities
§ Quality of life and job satisfaction of people with intellectual disabilities
Other seminar leaders
§ Professor David Smith
§ Weeks 2 – 4
§ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
§ Ms Zhiyun (Maleen) Gong
§ Weeks 5 – 12
§ Email: email@example.com
Who are you...?
• How many of you are studying full time? • How many of you are working at the moment? • How many of you have undergraduate Accounting degrees?
• How many of you haven’t studied much Management Accounting?
• Where are you from?
Mutual Obligations (our contract)
are expected to: § Attend all seminars (and advise us as early as possible if you are unable to attend)
§ Participate actively in all seminars
§ Contribute in a meaningful way to the class and to your group
§ Take an active role in any online discussions or forums
§ Meet the deadlines Group Consulting report
§ Come and see us ASAP if you are experiencing any difficulties!
We are expected to:
§ Effectively present the required material
§ Be available to discuss problems
§ Provide student feedback in a timely manner
Why am I here? What are we doing?
- See the ...
- Contains seminar program
But wait ... There’s more ...
- Seminar contribution: 10%
- Group assignment – management consulting report: 35%
- Including 5% individual component
- Final exam: 55%
Atkinson et al
De Kluyver and Pearce
You will need these books!! 13
Additional material will be posted on Moodle quite frequently – please make sure you check regularly
You will need to read this material to do well in the examination..!
Format of seminars –
Open discussion sessions
Emphasis will be on practical application of MA
§ Case studies are a valuable learning tool, but many students struggle to work