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Commerce 354 Session 1
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Objectives Administrative Items Overview and Motivation Define Cost Terms: we need a common vocabulary
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Highlights From the Syllabus Sandra Chamberlain Section 101 and 102 HA 364 822-8531 sandra.chamberlain@sauder.ubc.ca Office hours: Tu W2:00-3:30 (or by appointment) Course Website: WebCt
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Materials Required: Commerce Printshop Package of Copyrighted Materials Suggested: 1. Garrison, Noreen, Chelsy, Carroll Managerial Accounting 8 th Edition (soon to be on reserve) 1. Course Packet—Sauder Print Shop 1. On-Line Problems and Solutions
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Materials Success in the course requires active learning --preparing for class --participating in discussions --practicing skills --diagnosing results for yourself Pedagogy—Primarily interactive problem- solving with lecturing kept to minimum
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Grades Final Examination 45% Midterm Examination 35% Assignments /Class Participation/Peer Evaluation 20% Total 100% (1) You will be permitted to bring one page (8 x 11, one side only) of notes into each examination. The emphasis in this course is on analysis, not memorization. (2) You must achieve an aggregate passing grade on the examination components of the course (ie. 40/80) in order to achieve a passing grade for the course.
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Other Details Assignments Group Assignments: Prepared in groups of four students. Individual Assignments: Prepared individually, in your own words . Purpose of Assignments—To prepare you for class discussions and to allow you to develop skills for the exams.
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Other Details Group Formation : Deadline: Wednesday, Sept 16 (Note: The first turn-in is due next Monday) If I do not hear from you by Tuesday, Sept 15, I will form a group for you. You will be given the opportunity to provide me feedback on the performance of your group members (a peer evaluation) once during the term.
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Classroom behavior No recording of lectures without my permission Photography of materials placed on the board or slides is not permitted. You may discuss turn-in cases with students that are taking Commerce 354 this term. However, you may not consult students who took the course in prior years, and obviously, you are not allowed to copy answers from the internet. I reserve the right to run your case through plagiarism filters. Students should handle themselves in class in a professional manner, as would be expected in a place of employment.
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Introduction Courses in cost accounting take on a variety of titles: Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis (Horngren et al.) Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (Zimmerman Cost Management: Strategies for Business Decisions (Hilton et al.) The topic of these textbooks centers on the design of cost systems and the analysis of cost information for users internal to the firm.
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The primary source of information for firms to make cost based decisions was originally designed for what purpose? _____________________________? This information is best suited for decisions by
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2009 for the course ACCT 2294 taught by Professor Norwood during the Spring '08 term at Langara.

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