BUSN 6070: Management Accounting
The student examines advanced topics in management accounting as these relate to management information needs for planning, control, and decision making. Topics include interpretation of standard cost variances; application of quantitative techniques; evaluation of divisional performance; activity-based costing; and the behavioral impact of accounting systems.
BUSN 5600 and BUSN 5760
Course Level Learning Outcomes
|1. Students have basic knowledge of important facts, terminology, concepts, principles, and theories in the area of Accounting.||Students understand accounting core concepts, tools, and terminology that encompasses management accounting information as it is used for planning, control, and decision-making purposes.|
|2. Students can address unstructured business problems that span multiple functional areas.||The MBA student will understand how to use the primary financial statements for decision making, including evaluating earnings trends and quality. The student will understand how to use accounting information, both financial and other qualitative information, for planning, implementing, controlling, and decision making related to enterprise activities. Managerial decision making includes costing and pricing decisions, profit planning, operational and capital budgeting, and responsibility accounting and performance evaluation.|
|3. Students can evaluate and analyze profitability.||Students can solve problems and interpret the results of break-even analysis and cost-volume-profit analysis. Students can analyze profitability trends and quality. Students can prepare full absorption and variable costing income statements.|
|4. Students can calculate costs of providing a good or service.||Students calculate the cost of goods and services using job order costing, process costing, activity-based costing, standard costing and target costing.|
|5. Students can distinguish relevant versus irrelevant costs for decision making.||Students can distinguish costs relevant to a decision versus costs that are not relevant, including an understanding of sunk costs, opportunity costs, and differential costs.|
|6. Students can make short-term or tactical decisions.||Students can analyze short-term decisions, such as make-or-buy, keep or drop a segment, and special orders.|
|7. Students can evaluate capital investment projects using NPV and IRR.||Students can estimate cash flows and risk and use these values to compute NPV and IRR. Students can analyze the results and make a recommendation.|
|8. Students can prepare operational budgets.||Students can prepare operational budgets, consisting of sales budget, production budget, material budget, cash budget, and pro forma financial statements to use in planning and control.|
|9. Students understand how to use financial information to evaluate performance.||Students use Return on Investment (ROI), Residual Income (RI), Economic Value Added (EVA) and the balanced scorecard for performance evaluation and responsibility accounting.|
|10. Students can determine the transfer price that would maximize profits.||Students can calculate transfer prices and determine the transfer price that would maximize profits.|
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The course will be concluded entirely online. Students are expected to participate in all course activities as assigned by the instructor. Course activities may include discussions, weekly assignments, quizes, case studies, and learner assessments. However, individual instructors may incorporate other activities into the course materials.
The GRADUATE catalog provides these guidelines adn grading options:
|A/A–||Superior graduate work|
|B+/B/B–||Satisfactory graduate work|
|C||Work that is barely adequate as graduate-level performance|
|CR||Work that is performed as satisfactory graduate work (B– or better). A grade of “CR” is reserved for courses designated by a department, involving internships, a thesis, practicums, or specified courses.|
|NC||Unsatisfactory graduate work (School of Education only)|
|F*||Work that is unsatisfactory *The School of Education (MAT, MA and EdS) does not utilize the “F” Grade.|
|ZF||An incomplete which was not completed within one year of the end of the course. ZF is treated the same as an F or NC for all cases involving GPA, academic warning, probation, and dismissal.|
|W||Withdrawn from the course|
A student in the School of Education may choose to receive Credit/No Credit, rather than a letter grade, by completing a grade choice form by the second week of classes. Education students must complete 33 credit hours with a B average or the equivalent.
Grades are available on the Internet to all students at the end of each scheduled term. (A hard copy is available upon request and may be requested online via the Academic Services Channel within Connections.)
University policies are provided in the current course catalog and course schedules. They are also available on the university website. This class is governed by the university’s published policies. The following policies are of particular interest:Academic Honesty
The university is committed to high standards of academic honesty. Students will be held responsible for violations of these standards. Please refer to the university’s academic honesty policies for a definition of academic dishonesty and potential disciplinary actions associated with it.Drops and Withdrawals
Please be aware that, should you choose to drop or withdraw from this course, the date on which you notify the university of your decision will determine the amount of tuition refund you receive. Please refer to the university policies on drops and withdrawals (published elsewhere) to find out what the deadlines are for dropping a course with a full refund and for withdrawing from a course with a partial refund.Special Services
If you have registered as a student with a documented disability at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and are entitled to classroom or testing accommodations, please verify with your instructor at the beginning of the class that the instructor has received your accommodations letter from the ARC. If you have a disability and need academic accommodations but have not been documented with the ARC, please contact Barbara Stewart at (314)-968-7495 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Since every student is entitled to full participation in class without interruption, disruption of class by inconsiderate behavior is not acceptable. Students are expected to treat the instructor and other students with dignity and respect, especially in cases where a diversity of opinion arises. Students who engage in disruptive behavior are subject to disciplinary action, including removal from the course.Student Assignments Retained
From time to time, student assignments or projects will be retained by The Department for the purpose of academic assessment. In every case, should the assignment or project be shared outside the academic Department, the student's name and all identifying information about that student will be redacted from the assignment or project.Contact Hours for this Course
It is essential that all classes meet for the full instructional time as scheduled. A class cannot be shortened in length. If a class session is cancelled for any reason, it must be rescheduled.