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Accounting for Decision Making




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on effective decision making as it relates to accounting and financial activities in a business enterprise. Course topics will include cost management, budgeting, business operations, financial management, and financial analysis. Students will develop the necessary analytical tools to enhance business operations.


ACC/290 or ACC/290T – Principles of Accounting I or equivalent

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Financial Management

  • Distinguish between product costs and period costs.
  • Prepare a schedule of the cost of finished goods manufactured.

Cost Management

  • Account for the flow of costs when using job order costing.
  • Account for the physical flows and related cost flows when using process costing.

Business Operations

  • Explain how activity-based management is related to activity-based costing (ABC).
  • Use CVP relationships to evaluate a new marketing strategy.

Financial Analysis

  • Compute the ratios widely used in financial statement analysis and explain the significance of each.
  • Use incremental analysis in common business decisions.


  • Prepare master and flexible budgets and explain their uses.
  • Evaluate capital investment proposals using payback period, return on investment, and discounted cash flows.


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