Acct250 Essay

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HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY FRANK G. ZARB SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ”.. a quality education that prepares professionals for a dynamic, globally-oriented environment” DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING, TAXATION, AND LEGAL STUDIES IN BUSINESS ACCOUNTING 231 - COST ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS GRADUATE FALL 2011 Section A : Wednesday 8:05-10:25PM INSTRUCTOR’S NAME: Dr. Robert Fonfeder CPA, CMA OFFICE HOURS: Wed.- 4:25 – 6:25 pm LOCATION OF OFFICE: 224 Weller Hall PHONE NUMBER: (516) 463-6988 E-MAIL ADDRESS: GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Department Office: 205 Weller Hall Telephone number of Department: 516-463-5684 Department Chairperson: Dr. Nathan Slavin Department Administrator: Prof. Linda Schain DESCRIPTION OF COURSE Study of the cost accounting’s role in providing managers with information for planning, controlling and decision making, as well as for costing products, and services. Topics include job-order costing, process costing, standard costs, direct costing, absorption costing, just in time, balance scoreboard, by-products and joint products, differential and comparative costs. Ethical, environmental and international considerations relating to the production process are discussed. PREREQUISITES OF COURSE Accounting 203 or approved equivalent. Open only to matriculated graduate students in the Zarb School of Business and in other Schools at Hofstra where appropriate. See specific program requirements. LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Students will demonstrate the ability to accumulate and analyze information relevant for internal use by managers for planning, controlling, decision-making and performance evaluation. • Students will analyze and evaluate a company's strategies in order to recommend alternative future courses of

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