Accounting (ACCT) 356
Strategic and Competitive Analysis (Revision 8)
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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online with eTextbook
Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Faculty: Faculty of Business
ACCT 356 is not available for challenge.
ACCT 356 provides intermediate coverage of managerial accounting concepts and the use of managerial accounting tools for strategic planning, measurement, and analysis. Students will develop an understanding of the role of management accounting information in building and managing a company's strategies—whether a for-profit or nonprofit organization.
- Lesson 1: Strategy, Balanced Scorecard, and Strategic Profitability Analysis
- Lesson 2: Environmental Scanning (Industry Analysis)
- Lesson 3: Environmental Scanning (Internal Analysis of Value Chain)
- Lesson 4: Strategic Measurement (Performance Evaluation)
- Lesson 5: Strategic Measurement (Financial Statement Analysis)
- Lesson 6: Sustainability
- Lesson 7: Revenue and Customer Profitability Analysis
- Lesson 8: Project Costing and Risk Management
- Lesson 9: (Part A): Budgetary Control in Nonprofit Organizations
- Lesson 9: (Part B): Performance Evaluation in Nonprofit Organizations
To receive credit for ACCT 356, you must achieve a composite course grade of at least D (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
Note: Students planning to transfer this course to a Chartered Professional Accountant designation are advised that they will be required to achieve a grade higher than the minimum passing grade. See CPA Requirements for details.
The examination(s) for this course will be written in the traditional pen and paper format. To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Strategic and Competitive Analysis (2016), Second Custom Edition for Athabasca University. Pearson Learning Solutions. ISBN 978-1-323-38934-8.
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
A sample lesson is available for you to review.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 8, October 3, 2016.
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Updated April 03 2019 by Student & Academic Services