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This course covers both financial and managerial accounting and explores practices that can be used to evaluate and improve organizational performance. Students learn to analyze and evaluate financial accounting information to interpret and measure data for decision-making and performance evaluation purposes. Further, students learn to extract and develop accounting data for use in managerial decision-making. This course reviews financial accounting and reporting, accounting information systems, financial statement analysis, product costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, and operational budgeting and planning.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Product Costing

    • Relate costing methods to managerial decision-making.
    • Differentiate between job, process, and activity-based costing.
    • Distinguish between under- and over-applied overhead.

    Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

    • Apply cost-volume-profit concepts to managerial decision making.
    • Prepare a cost–volume–profit analysis to identify contribution margin.
    • Evaluate the effects of operating leverage on profitability.

    Budgetary Planning and Control

    • Determine appropriate budget types for business situations.
    • Analyze budgets to detect variances.
    • Formulate corrective actions to address variances.

    Introduction to Financial Accounting and Reporting

    • Differentiate between purpose, content, and users of the financial statements.
    • Evaluate a company’s profitability, liquidity, and solvency using financial information.
    • Recognize financial reporting concepts.

    Accounting Transactions and Concepts

    • Analyze effects of business transactions on financial statements.
    • Explain revenue and expense recognition principles.
    • Differentiate between the cash and accrual methods of accounting.

    Financial Analysis and Managerial Accounting Concepts

    • Interpret a comparative analysis of financial statements.
    • Perform ratio analyses using financial statements.
    • Evaluate the distinguishing features of managerial accounting.
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