Decision Analysis (Revision 6)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Faculty: Faculty of Business
ACCT 454 is not available for challenge.
ACCT454: Decision Analysis provides advanced coverage of managerial accounting concepts and the use of accounting information for managerial decision making. This course aims to develop a conceptual understanding of the role of management accounting information in supporting management decisions. Through a case-based approach, you will apply cost management theory to real-life scenarios. Along the way, you will develop your ability to assess a managerial situation and apply the appropriate managerial accounting tools or theory to develop your analysis and recommendations.
The course comprises 10 lessons.
- Lesson 1: Strategy, Management Accounting, and Decision Analysis
- Lesson 2: Using Costs in Decision Making
- Lesson 3: Activity-Based Costing Systems and Activity-Based Management
- Lesson 4: Measuring and Managing Customer Relationships
- Lesson 5: Measuring and Managing Process Performance
- Lesson 6: Measuring and Managing Life Cycle Costs
- Lesson 7: Behavioural and Organizational Issues in Management Accounting and Control Systems
- Lesson 8: Using Budgets for Planning and Coordination
- Lesson 9: Investment Decisions and Capital Budgeting
- Lesson 10: Responsibility Accounting and Financial Control
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Atkinson, A.A., Kaplan, R.S., Matsumura, E.M., & Young, S.M. (2011). Management accounting: Information for decision-making and strategy execution (6th edition). Pearson Higher Education. ISBN 978-1-26-956931-6
The textbook publisher is offering a print-on-demand option in which you may purchase an unbound copy of the textbook at a discounted rate; you can also acquire a print textbook on your own, if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
Microsoft Office (Excel).
Current as of: July-06-2016 10:45
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Opened in Revision 6, October 16, 2013.
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Updated July 18 2016 by Student & Academic Services