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Eco-Management Accounting and Carbon Reporting

This course introduces you to the role and purpose of environmental management accounting within a business.


Course overview 

This course introduces participants to the role and purpose of environmental management accounting within an organisation.  Lectures and practical tutorials delivered by UWS experts will guide participants through issues arising from the application of modern management accounting techniques. 

During this course, participants will explore: 

  • Quality Costs:  Measurement, Reporting, and Control
  • Environmental Management Accounting – Part One
  • Environmental Management Accounting – Part Two
  • Strategic Management Accounting and Balanced Scorecard
  • Inventory Management, Benchmarking and Total Quality Management
  • Lean Accounting, Target Costing and Productivity
  • Carbon Reporting
  • Modern Competitive Environment and Managing in Global Environment 

By the end of this course, participants will have the skills to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding in Specialist Cost and Management Accounting techniques such as Life Cycle Costing; Lean Accounting and Environmental Accounting;
  • Discuss and analyse carbon measurements and reporting techniques;
  • Discuss and analyse the latest developments in accounting practice such as environmental quality costs and eco-balanced scorecard;
  • Discuss and analyse key features of international aspects of Management Accounting.

This course is well suited to anyone working as a management accountant, sustainability manager, or related role.  While there are no pre-requisites for this course, it is recommended that individuals demonstrate an interest in applying sustainability or management accounting. 

This course is SCQF Level 9 and is equivalent to 20 credits.


Professional accreditation 

The content of this course is partly accredited by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (performance Measurement) and The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) (Management Accounting).



This course will be delivered online over 12 weeks, supported by weekly 2-hour live sessions and e-learning.  An exact timetable will be shared with students ahead of the course start date. 


Course presenter

The course will be delivered by Dr Abeer Hassan, Reader in Accounting, School of Business and Creative industries at the University of the West of Scotland.  Abeer is a leading scholar and her innovative, evidence-based research has appeared in highly regarded outlets.  Abeer has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.



Delegates will be asked to investigate companies’ sustainability reporting practices on eco-management accounting including environmental reporting.  Further information will be made available when the course begins.



This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates through the Upskilling Fund.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

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