This course addresses managerial accounting concepts, techniques, rules, and utilization. We analyze and interpret accounting data to get a deeper look at the firm's operations and determine what activities really drive profitability. With that data, we can generate operating plans that best utilize a businesses’ strengths and minimize its weaknesses. Topics include the different approaches to cost accounting, the value chain, cost/profit analysis, operational budgeting, performance measurement, and capital budgeting. (3 credits)
- ACC 101: Financial Accounting
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of managerial accounting terminology and summarize the concepts they communicate.
- Describe and interpret the accounting impact of different business events.
- Demonstrate different cost approaches and identify the type of business that would most appropriately employ a particular one.
- Summarize performance evaluation methods.
- Describe the relationship between cost performance and organizational performance.
- Explain operating budgets.
- Compare investment opportunities.
- Interpret firm profitability ratios and describe their components.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
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Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-15)
CONNECT Homework Sets (Weeks 1-15)
Midterm Exam (Week 6)
Comprehensive Quizzes (Weeks 8 & 14)
Final Exam (Week 15)
(Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore)
- Williams, Jan, Sue Haka, Mark Bettner and Joseph Carcello. (2021). Financial & Managerial Accounting - eBook version with Connect Access for 18 months. 19th ed. McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN-13: 978-1-260-70633-8
Note: This textbook is an eBook with Connect Access. Once students purchase Connect, there is an option through the Access code to then purchase a loose-leaf copy of the text, sent directly from McGraw-Hill for an additional cost of $60.00. This additional cost is not covered by financial aid vouchers. Standard shipping time is 5-7 days.
|Week||SLOs||Readings and Exercises||Assignments|
|Topics: Introduction, Framework of Management Accounting & Corporate Governance |
|Topics: Cost Accounting Systems, Job Order Costing & Activity Based Costing|
|Topics: Process Costing, Physical Inventory Flow & Cost per Equivalent Unit|
|Topics: The Value Chain, Activity Based Management, the Target Costing Process & Just in Time and Total Quality Management|
|Topics: Cost-Volume Relationships, Economies of Scale, Cost Behavior & Operating Income|
|Midterm Exam |
|Topic: Incremental Analysis Using Relevant Costs|
|Topic: Comprehensive Problem - The Gilster Company |
|Topic: Responsibility Accounting|
|Topics: Operational Budgeting|
|Topic: Standard Costs Systems|
|Topics: Performance Management, DuPont System, ROI & Balanced Scorecard|
|Topic: Capital Budgeting |
|Topics: Essay Question Set|
|Topic: Final Exam |
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
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