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ACCT618 - Managerial Accounting

Course Details

Course Code: ACCT618 Course ID: 4882 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The focus of managerial accounting is to provide key information to internal parties (e.g., managers) to enable them to make better business decisions. This course will provide students key facets of cost analysis and various cost accounting systems. Students will learn how managerial accounting is used to facilitate and guide business decisions. Topics include planning (e.g., budgets), variance analysis, and overall performance measurement, among others.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course you will be able to:

CO1. Integrate managerial accounting literature to business decisions and the design of accounting systems.

CO2. Analyze the different patterns of cost behavior and the importance that this has within the function of planning and management control.

CO3. Assess the concepts, classifications, and relationships between cost, volume, and profit in decision models.

CO4. Evaluate course of actions related to selling, manufacturing, valuation, buying or liquidating products, services or departments from a managerial accounting perspective.

CO5. Appraise long­‐term investment analysis techniques to formulate strategy and make management decisions.

Method of Assessment

A. Tests & Paper

There will be two (2) tests in the course, a midterm and a final given in modules four and eight respectively. The tests in this class will consist of multiple choice questions and/or short answer problems. Tests will be three hours long and focus on the material covered in the course. Tests may be administered using the Examity test proctoring service. Please verify in the course announcements and/or the Lessons tab if the course will use test proctoring. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor and the test proctoring service regarding any schedule changes or non- disability related accommodations. The course will have a comprehensive paper that will measure student understanding of the course objectives along with research and writing skills. Please refer to the APA Manual 6th edition for the format of the paper.

B. Assignments:

Course assignments will be given using multimedia software (e.g. MyLabsPlus, Connect, etc.). These assignments will be a series of quizzes consisting of exercises, problems, and simulations. Assignments will have a specific due date with specific instructions. Late assignments will be subject to the university’s Late Work/Make-up Policy detailed in the student handbook. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

C. Homework:

Throughout the term, homework will be given in several modules to test student understanding of the material. Homework will be given using multimedia software (e.g. MyLabsPlus, Connect, etc.) and consist of questions, problems, or simulations. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

D. Discussion Forums:

Participation in the discussion forums is an essential component of the final grade. All students are expected to engage in lively discussions and answer instructor follow-up questions. The quality of participations along with student netiquette will be a part of the grade.

Assessment of the Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Assessment Methods

1 - 5

Test question, paper, assignment, discussion, and homework

The following distribution will be used in assigning grades (decimal points will be rounded to the nearest whole number at semester’s end).

Grade

Quality Points/Grading Percent

A

4.0/ 100 – 94

A-

3.67/ 93 – 90

B+

3.33/ 89 – 87

B

3.0/ 86 – 84

B-

2.67/ 83 –80

C

2.33/ 79 – 75

F

0.0/ 74 – 0

NameGrade %
Weekly Forums 10.00 %
Introduction Forum 1.11 %
Week 1 Forum 1.67 %
Week 2 Forum 1.67 %
Week 3 Forum 1.67 %
Week 4 Forum 1.25 %
Week 5 Forum 1.67 %
Week 6 Forum 1.67 %
Week 7 Forum 1.67 %
Week 8 Forum 1.43 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Week 1 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 1 2.14 %
Week 1 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 2 2.14 %
Week 1 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 3 2.14 %
Week 2 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 4 2.14 %
Week 2 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 5 2.14 %
Week 2 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 6 2.14 %
Week 3 Assignment - Exercise 2.14 %
Week 5 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 12 2.14 %
Week 5 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 13 2.14 %
Week 5 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 14 2.14 %
Week 6 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 15 2.14 %
Week 6 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 16 2.14 %
Week 7 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 17 2.14 %
Week 7 Assignment - Quiz Chapter 18 2.14 %
Homework 20.00 %
Week 1 Homework - Chapter 1 1.25 %
Week 1 Homework - Chapter 2 1.25 %
Week 1 Homework - Chapter 3 1.25 %
Week 2 Homework - Chapter 4 1.25 %
Week 2 Homework - Chapter 5 1.25 %
Week 2 Homework - Chapter 6 1.25 %
Week 3 Homework - Chapter 7 1.25 %
Week 3 Homework - Chapter 8 1.25 %
Week 3 Homework - Chapter 9 1.25 %
Week 5 Homework - Chapter 12 1.25 %
Week 5 Homework - Chapter 13 1.25 %
Week 5 Homework - Chapter 14 1.25 %
Week 6 Homework - Chapter 16 1.25 %
Week 6 Homework - Chapter 15 1.25 %
Week 7 Homework - Chapter 17 1.25 %
Week 7 Homework - Chapter 18 1.25 %
Tests 30.00 %
Midterm 15.00 %
Final 15.00 %
Final Assessment 10.00 %
Final Assessment (Week 8 Paper) 10.00 %
Book Title: Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis with Connect Access Card, 7th ed. (custom)
Author: Blocher, E.
Publication Info: McGraw Hill
ISBN: 9781260254372
Book Title: If purchasing the custom text or e-book through the APUS Bookstore, the Connect card will be included. If purchasing elsewhere, Connect must be purchased separately. Non-custom text w/connect: 9781259818998. Hard Copy:9780077733773. Connect:9781259293757.
Author:
Publication Info:
ISBN: AMN

Book Title:Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis with Connect, 7th ed. (If you prefer the e-book format, you can purchase Connect access through the classroom once your session begins. With that purchase, you will receive digital access to the textbook.)
ISBN:9781259818998
Publication Info:McGraw Hill
Author:Blocher, E.
Unit Cost:$277.08
Electronic Unit Cost:$137.50
Book Title:Students are required to authenticate themselves with a proctor service for certain assessments in this course. Authentication requires access to a computer with a webcam, microphone, and speakers or headset. Instructions provided i
Publication Info:Examity

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.