Management accounting systems provide an organization with data used in making operating decisions, achieving cost control, measuring performance, motivating employees and managing external relationships. This multiplicity of roles imposes conflicting demands that imply a trade off in optimal system. This tradeoff is underscored by emphasizing the interdependency between organizational structure, planning and control. In addition, the course focuses on the understanding of the demand for and the usefulness of management accounting information to manage an organizational unit through effective analysis.
Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of Planning process budgeting concepts annual profit plans and supporting schedules types of budgets, including activity-based budgeting, project budgeting, flexible budgeting top-level planning and analysis and forecasting ,including quantitative methods such regression analysis and learning curves.
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of Cost concepts, flows and terminology alternative cost objectives cost measurement concepts cost accumulation systems including job order costing ,process costing, and activity-based costing overhead cost allocation operational efficiency and business process performance topics such as JIT, MRP, theory of constraints, value chain analysis, benchmarking, ABM, and continuous improvement.
Internal Control and Professional Ethics
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of Risk assessment internal control environment, procedures, and standards responsibility and authority for internal auditing types of audits and assessing the adequacy of the accounting information system controls ,and Ethical considerations for management accounting professionals.
Decision Analysis and Risk Management
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of Relevant data concepts cost-volume-profit analysis marginal analysis make vs. buy decisions pricing income tax implications for operational decision analysis operational risk, hazard risk, financial risk, and strategic risk and ERM.
Investment Decisions & Professional Ethics
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of Cash flow estimates discounted cash flow concepts net present value internal rate of return non-discounting analysis techniques income tax implications for investment decisions ranking investment projects risk analysis real options and valuation models & Ethical considerations for the organization.
This course is designed to enable students to identify central issues and problems in business organizations to suggest alternative approaches and then present well-supported recommendations for future actions. The course will accomplish these objectives by explaining concepts and theories useful in understanding the strategic management process. The course will cover topics such as characteristics of strategic decisions, strategic decision makers, social responsibility and ethics in strategic management, situation analysis and corporate strategy, business and functional strategies in addition to strategy implementation and control. A case-study oriented approach will be heavily used in this course.