Syllabus

Title
5348 Specialization in Business Administration Course III - Advanced Management Accounting
Instructors
Univ.Prof. Dr. Christian Riegler, Mariana Sailer, MSc.
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
04/30/19 to 05/02/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 05/09/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.2.01
Thursday 05/16/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D3.0.225
Thursday 05/23/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM EA.6.032
Monday 06/03/19 05:00 PM - 08:30 PM D3.0.225
Friday 06/07/19 05:00 PM - 08:30 PM D3.0.233
Tuesday 06/18/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.5.01
Saturday 06/22/19 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM TC.1.01 OeNB

Contents

In this course we discuss fundamental issues of advanced management accounting and control in an international context. Based on the knowledge of the courses AMC1 and AMC 2 we identify important tools of management accounting which are widely used in corporate practice all over the world. Starting with the planning and control cycle (budgeting, variance analysis) we focus also on topics especially important for decentralized large international firms like transfer pricing and performance measurement & incentives. In this context we also address the increasing importance of non-financial information and its usage in management accounting. The course is based on an international textbook to allow for discussing all related topics in English

Learning outcomes

Students develop a solid understanding of the advanced concept of management accounting and control in an international context. They gain insight into the questions of how and when management accounting tools may be helpful for controlling the firm. They develop skills to see the increasing need for management accounting tools in large decentralized companies. They learn to judge the costs and benefits of the usage of different management accounting tools. They know aboutthe importance of considering non-financial information in management accounting.

Attendance requirements

80 %

Teaching/learning method(s)

The theoretical grounding is discussed in a lecture. In addition, problem sets and exercises are used to illustrate and deepen the issues discussed. Students are actively involved in developing solutions of the problem sets and exercises.

Assessment

Assessment is based on:

Quizzes (in some sessions of the course without prior notice):

4 Quizzes 10 %

1 Quiz 15 %

Written-end of Seminar exam (last session of the couse):

45 %

In order to pass the course, students are required to achieve more than 50 % of the total reachable points.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

This course is a PI course with 80% attendance. Students who are not present in the first unit will be deregistered and the place will be given to some other student from the waiting list.

Readings

1 Author: Bhimani, A./Horngren, C.T/Datar, S.M./Rajan, M.V.
Title: Management and Cost Accounting

Edition: 6
Year: 2015
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Book
2 Author: Drury, C
Title: Management and Cost Accounting

Edition: 8
Year: 2012
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Strongly recommended (but no absolute necessity for purchase)
Type: Book

Recommended previous knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of Cost Accounting and Management Accounting (AMC 1, AMC 2).

Availability of lecturer(s)

Unit details

Unit Date Contents
1

The basic concept of Management Accounting & Control

Transfer Pricing :

Required Reading: Bhimani, A./Horngren, C.T/Datar, S.M./Rajan, M.V.: Management and Cost Accounting, 6th edition, 2015, Chapter 18

2

Transfer Pricing continued

Required Reading: Bhimani, A./Horngren, C.T/Datar, S.M./Rajan, M.V.: Management and Cost Accounting, 6th edition, 2015, Chapter 18

3

Performance Measurement, Incentives and Compensation:

Required Reading: Bhimani, A./Horngren, C.T/Datar, S.M./Rajan, M.V.: Management and Cost Accounting, 6th edition, 2015, Chapter 19, Chapters 20 and 22

Anthony, R.N./Govindarajan, V.: Management Control Systems, 12th edition, 2007,Chapters 11-12

4

The Masterbudget

Required Reading: Bhimani, A./Horngren, C.T/Datar, S.M./Rajan, M.V.: Management and Cost Accounting, 6th edition, 2015, Chapter 1

Bhimani,A./Horngren, C.T/Datar, S.M./Rajan, M.V.: Management and Cost Accounting, 5thedition, 2011, Chapter 14

5

The Masterbudget continued

Required Reading: Bhimani, A./Horngren, C.T/Datar, S.M./Rajan, M.V.: Management and Cost Accounting, 6th edition, 2015, Chapter 14

6

Flexible Budgets and Variance Analysis

Required Reading: Bhimani, A./Horngren, C.T/Datar, S.M./Rajan, M.V.: Management and Cost Accounting, 6th edition, 2015, Chapters 15, 16

7

Written Exam

Last edited: 2018-12-13



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