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ACC 102: Managerial Accounting

Course Description

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)

Prerequisite

  • ACC 101: Financial Accounting

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of managerial accounting terminology and summarize the concepts they communicate.
  2. Describe and interpret the accounting impact of different business events.
  3. Demonstrate different cost approaches and identify the type of business that would most appropriately employ a particular one.
  4. Summarize performance evaluation methods.
  5. Describe the relationship between cost performance and organizational performance.
  6. Explain operating budgets.
  7. Compare investment opportunities.
  8. Interpret firm profitability ratios and describe their components.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

AssignmentsWeight

Discussions (Weeks 1-8)

25%

CONNECT Homework Sets (Weeks 1-7)

35%

Midterm Exam (Week 3)

15%

Comprehensive Quizzes (Weeks 4 & 7)

10%

Final Exam (Week 8)

15%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

(Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore)

  • Williams, Jan, Sue Haka, Mark Bettner and Joseph Carcello. (2018). Financial & Managerial Accounting - eBook version with Connect Access for 18 months. 18th ed. McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN-13: 9781260006476

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.

Course Schedule

WeekSLOsReadings and ExercisesAssignments

1

1,2,3,4,5

Topics: Framework of Management Accounting & Cost Accounting Systems

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 16
    • Chapter 17
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take the Practice set of problems (not graded)
  • Complete week’s CONNECT homework assignments

2

1,2,3,5

Topics: Process Costing, Physical Inventory Flow, Cost per Equivalent Unit & Costing and the Value Chain

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 18
    • Chapter 19
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take the Practice set of problems (not graded)
  • Complete week’s CONNECT homework assignments
3

1,2,3,4,5

Topics: Cost Volume Profit Analysis & Midterm Exam

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 20
    • Review chapters 16-20 in preparation for the exam
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take the Practice set of problems (not graded)
  • Complete week’s CONNECT homework assignment
  • Complete Midterm Exam

4

1,2,3,5,7

Topics: Incremental Analysis Using Relevant Costs & Comprehensive Problem

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 21
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take the Practice set of problems (not graded)
  • Complete week’s CONNECT homework assignment
  • Complete Gilster Question Set in CONNECT

5

1,2,3,4,5,6

Topics: Responsibilty Accounting & Operational Budgeting

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 22
    • Chapter 23
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take the Practice set of problems (not graded)
  • Complete week’s CONNECT homework assignment

6

1,2,3,4,7,8

Topics: Standard Cost System & Performance Management, DuPont System, ROI and Balanced Scorecard

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 24
    • Chapter 25
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take the Practice set of problems (not graded)
  • Complete week’s CONNECT homework assignment

7

1,2,5,6,7,8

Topic: Capital Budgeting and Essay Question Set

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 26
    • Review chapters 22-26
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take the Practice set of problems (not graded)
  • Complete week’s CONNECT homework assignment
  • Complete Essay Question Set

8

1-8

Topic: Final Exam

  • Readings:
    • Prepare for Exam on Chapters 21-26
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Complete Final Exam
  • Complete Course Evaluation

COSC Accessibility Statement

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