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A202: Introduction to Managerial Accounting Spring 2010 Syllabus Lecturer Office Phone E-mail Office hours Susan Keenan Tiller BU 428K (enter directly from 4 th floor hallway) Office: 855-4175; department secretary: 855-8966 [email protected] (NOT “[email protected]”) Wed. 12:00-3:00, Thurs. 2:00-4:00, and by chance or appointment Required Materials 1) Textbook: Balakrishnan, Sivaramakrishnan, and Sprinkle, Managerial Accounting (1st edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2009). There are also copies on reserve at the library. 2) Course packet: A202 Spring 21010 edition (ClassPak Publishing, Indiana University). You will need a new packet (do not use a friend’s old one). The course packet includes the four- function calculator that is required for quizzes and exams. Course Objectives A202 focuses on the preparation and use of accounting information to facilitate a wide variety of organizational decisions. At the end of the course, you will be able to explain the central role played by management accounting information in all aspects of a successful business. You will be able to select, interpret, analyze, and communicate this information, and to use it to make effective business decisions within a strategic context. Regardless of your own areas of interest, you will have acquired a set of skills and knowledge that will serve you well. Course Format A202 has three components: the textbook, the lectures, and the discussion sections. Success in the course is most likely if you devote a significant amount of your time and attention to all three components. The textbook will give you a strong foundation for the material you learn in class, and will also provide you with more in-depth information about many of the topics. The text offers an ample supply of problems and exercises, which you will be expected to work on during your own time. Although the text is very well-written, accounting is generally a difficult subject to read; be sure you allocate a significant amount of time to regular study of the material in the textbook. You are expected to complete the assigned reading before the related lecture meets. Lecture meets twice each week; here you will be introduced to new concepts, practice applying them, and relate them to real-world examples. You are expected to be an active participant in lecture. You will get the most out of the lectures if you come prepared, stay focused on what is happening during class, take comprehensive notes, ask questions, and review your notes later the same day. Discussion sections are smaller groups that meet on Thursdays or Fridays (you will receive information about your discussion section leader at your first meeting). During the discussion, you will develop and extend the course material in ways that are interesting and meaningful for you, in a more informal setting. Activities will include problems and cases, group discussions, small group work, and reviews for exams.
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