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1 SYLLABUS ACCOUNTING 3337 SPRING 2011 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Michael Newman [email protected] OFFICE: MH390A (713)743-4857 UH (832)452-9154 Cell OFFICE HOURS: By appointment. We in the Department of Accountancy and Taxation want your work in each accounting course to be a challenging, rewarding and pleasant experience. I will try to assist in any and every reasonable way. Please request this assistance as you need it, but PLEASE don't wait until the last few days before an exam to ask. REQUIRED TEXTS: COST MANAGEMENT 5 th ed. by Hansen & Mowen or COST MANAGEMENT 6 th ed. by Hansen & Mowen The prerequisite for ACCT 3337 is ACCT 2332. COURSE GRADING: Your grade will be determined by the scores on THREE EXAMS (1/3 towards the final grade for each exam). COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES: This course continues your introduction to management and cost accounting that was begun in the introductory accounting sequence (ACCT 2331/2332). Management accounting and cost accounting focus on two basic functions in which the management accounting practitioner adds value to the modern organization: The accumulation and transformation of cost data for the purposes of inventory valuation and income determination (the product costing function). The collection and use of cost information to facilitate long- and short-horizon planning and decision making, management control, and performance evaluation (the cost management function). Traditional management accounting systems tended to focus on the first functional area (i.e., the product costing function). To refresh and solidify your foundation knowledge obtained in ACCT 2332, we will review and expand on issues associated with some of the traditional product-costing methods. However, these traditional product costing approaches mainly focused on the valuation of ending inventories, and the accounting systems were usually less adept at providing relevant information to support the decision- making function. Recognizing the need for more accurate product costs and better cost information, management accountants in recent years have focused on changing the existing management accounting systems to remedy this limitation. Cost management systems have been designed to provide relevant cost information for managers to make better choices between alternative courses of action, while at the same time allowing them to satisfy the requirements of their customers. EXAMINATION DATES, TIMES AND COVERAGE: ALL EXAMS WILL CONSIST OF 23 CONCEPTUAL MULTIPLE CHOICE AND 2 – 3 WORKOUT PROBLEMS. ALL EXAMS ARE 90 MINUTES. EXAM DATE CHAPTERS EXAM COVERAGE I 6/28 1 - 5 Ch. 1 - 3: One MC question each; Ch. 4 & 5 10 MC questions each; Ch. 4 & 5: 2--3 Long problems. II
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