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ACC631M Advanced Managerial Accounting

Lead Faculty: Dr Joyce Ellis

Course Description

The second course in a two course sequence. Measurement, analysis, and use of accounting information for management decision-making. Variable costing and inventory management, capital budgeting and operational budgeting decisions, and performance measurement and control of cost/profit/investment centers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate relevant and irrelevant costs/revenues in choosing among alternatives such as 'make or buy,' rent or lease, etc., and understand the importance of quantitative as well as qualitative factors in the decision-making process.
  • Synthesize short-run from long-run pricing decisions including target-costing approach.
  • Evaluate business performance using the four perspective of balanced scorecard.
  • Apply the concept of 'cost pools' and bases for allocation using the direct allocation, step-down allocation, and reciprocal methods, as well as accounting for joint costs, by-product costs, spoilage, rework, and scrap.
  • Apply economic order quantity theory as a tool for the management and inventory control of materials.
  • Synthesize capital budgeting techniques such as discounted cash flows, net present value, internal rate of return, payback method, accrual accounting rate-of-return return, and sensitivity analysis to evaluate long-term investment alternatives.
  • Apply transfer pricing concepts in setting appropriate domestic and international transfer prices, based on cost, market, resources employed, and other considerations.
  • Evaluate return on investment using the DuPont method, residual income, and economic value methods to evaluate performance as an integral part of management control system, and apply these methods to a research case.