Case studies suitable for postgraduate assignments

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SMA Inc - based on agricultural sector - loosely based on real events and information. This case was used in 2014 but has been used since as a teaching case. The requirements include both strategic and accounting elements. The case study allows a range of topics to be set as an assignment.

Suggested solutions are not provided as there is no one correct answer. Students should be encouraged to use their knowledge to write a report suitable for presentation to an executive management team 

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SuperStores Inc - based on the supermarket sector - used in 2019 and incorporates developments in the sector. The requirements are split into two main parts. Part (a) requires students to analyse the case study from a strategic viewpoint including financial evaluations. Part (b) requires students to justify why taking a more strategic approach to management accounting will benefit management, and to evaluate and recommend suitable accounting techniques. There is also an aspect related to management accounting and sustainability.

Suggested solutions are not provided as there is no one correct answer. Students should be encouraged to use their knowledge to write a report suitable for presentation to an executive management team. 

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