MGT 133 Syllabus Fall 2011

MGT 133 Syllabus Fall 2011 - MGT 133 Advanced Cost...

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MGT 133: Advanced Cost Accounting Undergraduate, Fall 2011 Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-6:20PM Otterson Hall, Room 1S114 PROFESSOR : Joe Pecore EMAIL : [email protected] PHONE : (760) 533-6751 OFFICE : Otterson Hall 3S119 TEACHING ASSISTANT: Yinchu Zhu TA EMAIL: [email protected] . OFFICE : Otterson Hall 3S107 OFFICE HOURS : Thu 6:30PM-7:00PM DESCRIPTION This course is about applying cost accounting to analyze and 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 and Cost Flows Variance Analysis and Standard Costs Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis and Product Profitability Capital Investment Analysis Budgeting in a strategic context Management Compensation and Motivating 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 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 It is important to attend class. 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 and will normally be a combination of questions, exercises and problems from the text and information related to an article. Generally, students will be expected to read the chapter(s) prior to class (preread) and complete the homework assignment for that chapter(s) for the following class. See schedule on next page for details. In order to receive credit for homework, students must turn in homework by the beginning of class by hard copy. It is strongly suggested that students use Microsoft Excel for assignments EXCEL It is strongly suggested that students use Microsoft Excel for assignments. Excel templates provided by
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