Accounting (ACCT) 454
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).
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 6, October 16, 2013.
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