Analysis for Competitive Advantage

ACC30009 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22

Aims and objectives

This unit is designed to equip you with enhanced knowledge and in-depth understanding of management accounting concepts and technique application to achieve sustainable competitive edge. It addresses the interplay between competitive advantage and strategic management accounting in the context of contemporary operational environment. The link between strategy and resource management is emphasised, with the focus on value creation in achieving and maintaining a sustainable organisation.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain and demonstrate the role of management accounting in supporting strategy development and implementation
2. Identify and evaluate the strategic positions and strategic options of contemporary organisations to achieving sustainable competitive advantage
3. Apply appropriate strategic management accounting techniques to a range of complex business situations to improve value-creating activities in the day-to-day operations of an organisation
4. Apply divergent thinking, problem solving and research skills to solve cases in strategic management accounting and to communicate ideas both verbally and in writing
5. Work collaboratively in groups to conduct research on real-world scenarios while applying suitable analytical techniques.

Courses with unit

This is a unit of study in the Bachelor of Business suite of courses.