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MGT 133: Advanced Cost Accounting Undergraduate, Fall 2010 Tuesday 5:00-7:40PM, Otterson Hall, Room 1S114 PROFESSOR : Joe Pecore EMAIL : [email protected] PHONE : (760) 533-6751 OFFICE : Otterson Hall 3S119 OFFICE HOURS : Tues 3:30-4:30 and by appointment TEACHING ASSISTANT: Anupam Priyadarshi TA EMAIL: [email protected] DESCRIPTION This course is about applying cost accounting methods to drive strategic business decisions. OBJECTIVES Specifically, the course is intended to build upon prior knowledge of cost accounting and provide students a richer understanding of the following topics in the context of business strategy: Cost Management Variance Analysis Product Profitability Capital Investment Analysis Linking Strategy to Budgeting Motivating and Measuring Performance PREREQUISITES Upper Division Standing, Completion of MGT 131B MATERIALS Required Blocher, Stout, Cokins (2010), Cost Management : A Strategic Emphasis Course Reader- Available through University Readers. Purchase instructions found on WebCT Articles as assigned Recommended Staying current with Business world through many of readily available media outlets such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Business section of local newspaper, SEC reports, Yahoo Finance, etc…
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CLASS TIME/ATTENDANCE Since there is only one class per week, it is important to attend class. A lot of material will be covered each week. In general, class time will consist of lectures, discussion of articles, group work and occasional guest speakers. Participation and engagement are encouraged and will enrich the learning experience and your grade. Also, if you have to miss class, please inform me prior to class. ASSIGNMENTS Students are expected to be prepared for class by completing reading and assigned homework. Homework will be collected on a weekly basis which will normally be a combination of questions and problems from the text and questions related to an article. Generally, students will be expected to read the chapter(s) prior to class (preread) and complete homework questions and problems for that chapter(s) due the following week. In order to receive credit for homework, students must turn in hard copies of homework at the beginning of class. EXCEL Students will be expected to complete assignments using Excel. Excel templates provided by the author are available. Directions to access these will be posted on the class website. GRADING Assignments Points [or percentage] Homework 20 Class Participation 20 Mid Term Exam 30 Final Exam 30 Total 100 POINT DISTRIBUTION A 93-100 Points C 73-76 A- 90-92 C- 70-72 B+ 87-89 D+ 67-69 B 83-86 D 63-66 B- 80-82 D- 60-62 C+ 77-79 F 0-59 COURSE POLICIES You are expected to be present for the Exams. If you are unable to be present for a legitimate, unavoidable emergency, you are required to give me notification of the reason prior to the exam. The decision to offer a make-up exam will be made on a case by case basis.
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