Syllabus_311_005_Fall_2010

Syllabus_311_005_Fall_2010 - ACCT 311 - Section 005 Fall...

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ACCT 311 - Section 005 – Fall 2010 Managerial and Cost Accounting Syllabubus Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm, Robinson Hall, Room A123, Fairfax Campus Professor: Dr. Edward B. Douthett Office: Enterprise Hall - Room 110 Email edouthet@gmu.edu ; Phone 703-993-4234; Fax 703-993-1809 Course website: http://courses.gmu.edu Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon; or by appointment. Course Pre-Requisites: Degree status and ACCT 301. Specific Learning Objectives of this Course: Upon the successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Understand the nature of costs Demonstrate the ability to use cost information to make a variety of management decisions Understand the uses of cost allocation Understand the strategic uses of cost information Understand new and evolving cost management concepts/theories Learning Goals for Students in the SOM Undergraduate Program (those in Bold will be addressed in this class) Our students will: be competent in their discipline. be aware of the uses of technology in business. be effective communicators. have an interdisciplinary perspective. be knowledgeable about global business and trade. recognize the importance of ethical decisions. be knowledgeable about the legal environment of business. be knowledgeable about team dynamics and the characteristics of effective teams. understand the value of diversity and importance of managing diversity in the context of business. be critical thinkers. 1
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Learning Goals for Students in the Undergraduate Accounting Program: Students will record, analyze, interpret and communicate financial and non-financial information for users of such information in accordance with applicable professional authoritative literature. Students will assess risks inherent in financial and non-financial information and provide appropriate assurance to users of such information and they will be able to develop, validate, and evaluate processes and controls which serve to ensure the integrity of financial and non- financial information. Students will understand the environment and role of the accounting profession in the proper functioning of commerce, and in society at large, and the ethical and regulatory responsibilities associated with that environment and role. Students possess the following technical competencies: (1) research skills to access, understand, and apply relevant professional authoritative literature; (2) decision modeling skills to identify issues, analyze alternatives, and implement solutions related to financial and non-financial information; and (3) technology and data analysis skills to manage financial and non-financial information. Text and Required Materials:
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