Managerial Accounting ACCT - 346 Syllabus
Instructor: Kanaiya Sugandh
Senior Professor
Contact Hours: 4
Credit Hours: 4
I. Course Description
II. Course Objectives
III. Resources
IV. Class Schedule
V. Grading Requirements
VI. Grading Protocol
VII. Exam. Make-Up
VIII. Instructor Reqt.s
IX. Attendance
X. Phone
XI. Office Hours
XII. Academic Integrity


This course provides exposure to the managerial accounting methodologies and processes that produce information for management decision making. Topics include costing systems, operating and capital budgeting, and cost-volume-profit analysis. Course focus will center on the variety of ways that managerial accounting information contributes to effective business decisions in manufacturing, retail, service, Internet, and not-for-profit organizations. (Prerequisite: ACCT - 212)

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Define and illustrate materials, factory labor, and factory overhead costs,
  2. Describe, prepare, and use job order cost information for decision making,
  3. Prepare and use cost of production reports for decision making,
  4. Determine the break-even point and the volume necessary to achieve a target profit, compute the margin of safety and the operating leverage, and explain how managers use these concepts,
  5. Describe and illustrate income reporting and analysis, under variable costing as well as absorption costing,
  6. Prepare the basic income statement budgets and balance sheet budgets for a manufacturing organization,
  7. Evaluate manufacturing performance by calculating and using variances from standard costs,
  8. Prepare responsibility accounting reports for a cost center and a profit center, and compute and interpret the rate of return on investment,
  9. Prepare a differential analysis report for decisions involving various alternative business decisions,
  10. Determine the selling price of a product, using the total cost, product cost, and variable cost concepts,
  11. Evaluate capital investment proposals, using average rate of return, cash payback, net present value, and internal rate of return methods,
  12. Calculate product cost, using various methods for factory overhead allocation,
  13. Contrast just-in-time manufacturing practices with traditional manufacturing practices, apply just-in-time manufacturing practices, describe the costs of quality, and prepare a 'Pareto' chart,
  14. Prepare a cashflow statement in good form, using the indirect method, and
  15. Apply the generally accepted accounting practices for asset valuations, allowances, and liability valuations, and describe their impact in financial reporting.

1. Managerial Accounting, 7th Ed. (required)
Carl S. Warren, James M. Reeve, and Philip E. Fess
South-Western College Publishing
Cincinnati, Ohio
ISBN # 0-324-02538-6
2. Accompanying Working Papers (required)
3. Accompanying Study Guide (optional)

  1. Introduction to managerial accounting and job order cost systems (Ch 1)
  2. Process cost systems (Ch 2)
  3. Cost behavior and cost-volume-profit analysis (Ch 3)
  4. Profit reporting for management analysis (Ch 4)
  5. WEEK 5: UNIT TEST # 1
  6. Budgeting (Ch 5)
  7. Performance evaluation, using variances from standard costs (Ch 6)
  8. Performance evaluation for decentralized operations (Ch 7)
  9. Differential analysis and product pricing (Ch 8)
  10. WEEK 10: UNIT TEST # 2
  11. Capital investment analysis (Ch 9)
  12. Cost allocation and activity-based costing (Ch 10)
  13. Cost management for the just-in-time environment (Ch 11)

Studentsí final grade will be based on the five areas of class grade category, as indicated below:

1. Final Comprehensive Exam - 25%
2. Unit Tests -------------------------- 30%
3. Quizzes ----------------------------- 20%
4. Homework Assignments ------ 20%
5. Participation ----------------------- 05%
TOTAL ---------------------------------- 100%

Final comprehensive exam will be administered in two class periods. Each unit test weighs 15%. A missed unit test grade is a zero. Four class quizzes will be given. Each class quiz weighs 5%. Ten homework assignments will weigh 2% each. Class participation will be based on the students' class attendance and contribution to class discussions.

VI. GRADING PROTOCOL In order to pass this course, a student MUST obtain a MINIMUM GRADE of 60% in the class grade. Studentsí final grade in this course is based on a percentage scale as listed below:


A = 90 - 100% = 4.00
B = 80 - 89% = 3.00
C = 70 - 79% = 2.00
D = 60 - 69% = 1.00
F = below 60% = 0.00

Since responsible behavior -including daily class attendance- is expected of all DeVry students, absence from a scheduled examination is considered to be an extremely serious matter. It is school policy that no faculty member shall be required to schedule a make-up examination unless the student presents a statement from a licensed physician stating that he or she was physically unable to attend school on the day of the exam. The faculty member may schedule a make-up for other equally serious reasons, provided that arrangements are made prior to the date of the exam. An individual faculty member may also schedule a make-up exam if, in his or her opinion, a situation exists that does not fall under the provision of this policy but merits special consideration.

All quizzes, tests, and the final comprehensive exam will be briefly reviewed a week before the date announced. There are no make-ups on any homework assignments, tests, quizzes, projects, or the final comprehensive exam except with a written, valid excuse. Any make-up work assigned, upon review of valid excuse, is required to be completed within one week from the original date. All students are required to complete each homework assignment, quiz, unit test, and final comprehensive exam by the appointed time. No extra time will be allowed. Group participation, including during group quizzes and unit tests, if any, is encouraged for items selected by the instructor. Selected accounting applications, presentations, and assignments necessitate researching through the required resources, recommended readings, the internet, and library resources. Please do retain your required resources for possible future use.

Each student is required to attend every lecture and laboratory in which he or she is enrolled. A swipe-card terminal in each classroom is used to record attendance electronically. Students are responsible for arriving before class begins, sliding their identification through the wall-mounted reader, and remaining for the duration of the meeting. Students who are absent for two or more days must contact their assigned Academic Coordinator for advisement. Students who miss more than five (5) consecutive days of school are in violation of the DeVry attendance policy and will be dismissed.

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The first recorded offense will result in the student receiving zero credit for the entire paper, exam, quiz, lab, homework assignment, or other graded activity in which the incident of academic dishonesty occurred. No partial credit may be given. Where the incident involves a graded assignment normally subject to a "drop" option, the student may not exercise that option.
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Thanks for reviewing the syllabus. You are welcome to my class.
The success of each one of my students has been, is, and will always be very important to me.
Prof. Kanaiya Sugandh