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The Principles of Accounting Volume 2 – Managerial Accounting course contains 77 self-grading microlearning lessons that work instantly inside your Learning Management System (LMS).

Principles of Accounting Volume 2 – Managerial Accounting, together with Principles of Accounting Volume 1 – Financial Accounting is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a two-semester accounting course that covers the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting. Each course is specifically designed to appeal to both accounting and non-accounting majors, exposing students to the core concepts of accounting in familiar ways to build a strong foundation that can be applied across business fields. Each chapter opens with a relatable real-life scenario for today’s college student. Thoughtfully designed examples are presented throughout each chapter, allowing students to build on emerging accounting knowledge. Concepts are further reinforced through applicable connections to more detailed business processes. Students are immersed in the “why” as well as the “how” aspects of accounting in order to reinforce concepts and promote comprehension over rote memorization.

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Accounting as a Tool for Managers
  • What is Managerial Accounting?
  • Financial versus Managerial Accounting
  • Roles of Managerial Accountants
  • Ethical Standards
  • Business Trends and Their Impact on Accounting
  • Final Assessment


Building Blocks of Managerial Accounting
  • Merchandising, Manufacturing, and Service Organizations
  • Cost Behavior Patterns
  • Variable and Fixed Cost Equations
  • Final Assessment
Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
  • Contribution Margin
  • Calculate a Break-Even Point
  • Single-Product Break-Even Sensitivity Analysis
  • Multi-Product Break-Even Sensitivity
  • Margin of Safety and Operating Leverage
  • Final Assessment
Job Order Costing
  • Job Order Costing
  • Product Costs under Job Order Costing
  • Job Order Costing Method
  • Computing Overhead Rate
  • Computing Job Order Costing
  • Applied Overhead
  • Preparing Journal Entries for a Job Order Cost System
  • Job Order Cost System in a Nonmanufacturing Environment
  • Final Assessment
Process Costing
  • Process Costing
  • Conversion Costs
  • Total Cost of Production in an Initial Processing Stage
  • Total Cost of Production in a Subsequent Processing Stage
  • Prepare Journal Entries for a Process Costing System
  • Final Assessment
Activity-Based, Variable, and Absorption Costing
  • Traditional Allocation Method
  • Cost Drivers
  • Activity-Based Product Costs
  • Traditional versus Activity-Based Costing Systems
  • Variable versus Absorption Costing
  • Final Assessment
  • Why Managers Use Budgets
  • Operating Budgets
  • Financial Budgets
  • Flexible Budgets
  • Using Budgets to Evaluate Goals
  • Final Assessment
Standard Costs and Variances
  • Standard Cost
  • Materials Variances
  • Labor Variances
  • Overhead Variances
  • How Companies Use Variance Analysis
  • Final Assessment
Responsibility Accounting and Decentralization
  • Centralized versus Decentralized Management
  • Decision-Making in Centralized and Decentralized Environments
  • Types of Responsibility Centers
  • Effects of Various Decisions on Performance Evaluation of Responsibility Centers
  • Final Assessment
Short-Term Decision Making
  • Decision-Making
  • Deciding to Accept or Reject a Special Order
  • Deciding to Make or Buy a Component
  • Deciding to Keep or Discontinue a Segment or Product
  • Deciding Whether to Sell or Process Further
  • How to Make Decisions When Resources Are Constrained
  • Final Assessment
Capital Budgeting Decisions
  • Capital Investment Decisions
  • Payback and Accounting Rate of Return in Capital Investment Decisions
  • Lump Sums and Annuities
  • Discounted Cash Flow Models in Capital Investment Decisions
  • Non-Time Value-Based Methods versus Time Value-Based Methods in Capital Investment Decisions
  • Final Assessment
Balanced Scorecard and Other Performance Measures
  • Performance Measurement
  • Effective Performance Measure
  • Return on Investment, Residual Income, and Economic Value Added
  • The Balanced Scorecard
  • Final Assessment
Sustainability Reporting
  • Sustainability
  • User Needs for Information
  • Major Sustainability Initiatives
  • Future Issues in Sustainability
  • Final Assessment

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