GM4102 - Managerial Decision Making

Spring 2015

Credit Hours: 1.5

Learning Objective:
At the end of GM 4102, you will be able to: 1.Use cost information as input 2. Understand aspects of cost system design 3. You will also become familiar with the vocabulary used by cost systems 4.Understand company and division profit analysis, and understand how to structure a decision analysis to focus on relevant factors 5.Be able to compute cost variances in a standard cost system, and describe the use and misuse of the cost variances, both for manufacturing and for service organizations

Description:
This course covers the development and use of managerial accounting information, including both financial and non-financial performance measures, in making long- and short-run decisions. Topics include cost-profit-volume analysis, cost behavior, relevant costs, job-order and processes costing, activity based cost management and the analysis of customer profitability.

Topics Covered:
Managerial Accounting Terminology and CVP Analysis, Product Costing Systems, Standard Costing, Cost Allocations and Activity Based Costing, Decision Making, Advanced Decision Analysis:Linear Programming and Information Economics

Prerequisites:
GM4100 Fundamentals of Accounting

Web Content:
Syllabus, videos, electronic coursepacks, discussion boards, chat rooms, webcasts, wikis, surveys, assessments, drop boxes.

Homework:
Case Summaries (6 @ 12 points each)

Projects:
None.

Exams:
One Midterm and one Final Exam

Textbooks:
Information will be available at the myThunderbird site

Computer Requirements:
Thunderbird minimum technical and software requirements (http://students.thunderbird.edu/faqs-global-mba-online-orientation#10)

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