UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
The Paul Merage School of Business
MGMT FE203B - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGEMENT
Instructor: Dr. Christo Karuna
Office: Social Science Tower, Rm. 330
Office Hours: Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. or by appointment
Tel: (949) 824-4547
Teaching Assistant: Ran Zhang (email@example.com)
A. REQUIRED MATERIALS
Textbook: Management Accounting by Anthony A. Atkinson, Robert S. Kaplan, Ella Mae Matsumara, and S. Mark Young, Pearson (AKMY) with MyAccountingLab - Prentice Hall (Pearson), (sixth edition)
Course Reader: available through University Readers
Course web page access for MyAccountingLab: www.pearsonmylabs.com
B. COURSE OBJECTIVES
Managerial Accounting is a discipline that involves developing and using financial and non-financial information to help managers in their planning, controlling, and decision-making activities. The following are the objectives of this course: To help you understand the major theoretical and practical issues influencing management’s use of accounting information for planning, controlling and decision-making. To help you utilize analytical and problem solving skills, through the application of managerial accounting concepts to case studies of real-world organizations. To help you understand the limitations of traditional managerial accounting systems and the benefits of contemporary systems in sustaining competitive advantage and innovation.
Below is a brief description of how this course will equip you with skills based on the three main themes of the Merage School MBA programs: Analytical Decision Making, Strategic Innovation, and Information Technology.
Analytical Decision Making. This course will develop the analytical skills necessary to use financial and non-financial accounting information to make business decisions. It