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Hours to complete

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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
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What you will learn

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    Different types of costs and how they are represented graphically

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    Cost-volume-profit analyses to answer questions around breaking even and generating profit

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    How to calculate and allocate overhead rates within both traditional and activity-based cost allocation systems

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    How to distinguish costs and benefits that are relevant from those that are irrelevant for a given management decision

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

No prior experience needed to participate in and benefit from this course.

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING AND COST BEHAVIOR

Welcome to the course -- we're glad you're here! During this first week, we'll distinguish managerial from financial accounting, including the financial and related information managers need to help them make decisions. We'll then move on to cost behavior including different types of costs, their classifications, and how these classifications help with decision-making. From there, we'll show how to use a scatterplot and the high-low method to estimate cost functions. Let's get started!...
Reading
16 videos (Total 71 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video16 videos
What Is Managerial Accounting?1m
Three Sets of Books3m
Financial Versus Managerial Accounting2m
Different Costs for Different Purposes2m
Different Costs in More Detail7m
Cost Behavior3m
Using a Line to Represent Cost Behavior2m
Estimating Cost Functions Using Scatter Plots5m
Your Turn: Estimating Cost Functions Using Scatter Plots Problem 15m
Your Turn: Estimating Cost Functions Using Scatter Plots Problem 24m
Estimating Cost Functions Using the High-Low Method5m
Your Turn: Estimating Cost Functions Using the High-Low Method Problem 17m
Your Turn: Estimating Cost Functions Using the High Low Method Problem 25m
Important Caveats10m
JW Sports Supplies Case Introduction1m
Reading2 readings
Course Overview10m
Welcome to Honors!10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Week 1 Practice Quiz24m
Week 1 Graded Quiz24m
Week 1 Honors Graded Quiz18m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

COST-VOLUME-PROFIT ANALYSIS

Now that we've learned the fundamentals of cost behavior, we're ready to move on to discussing the relationships between cost structure, volume, price, and profit. We'll then see why these relationships matter as we conduct cost-volume-profit analyses to answer questions around breaking even and generating profit....
Reading
15 videos (Total 50 min), 5 quizzes
Video15 videos
What Is CVP Analysis?2m
Functional Versus Contribution Margin Income Statements4m
Breakeven Analysis4m
Your Turn: Breakeven Analysis Company A2m
Your Turn: Breakeven Analysis Company B1m
Your Turn: Breakeven Analysis Company C2m
Your Turn: Breakeven Analysis Company D3m
Interested in Doing More than Breakeven?3m
Your Turn: Doing More than Breakeven Company A3m
Your Turn: Doing More than Breakeven Company B3m
Your Turn: Doing More than Breakeven Company C2m
Your Turn: Doing More than Breakeven Company D2m
CVP Analysis with Multiple Products5m
Your Turn: CVP Analysis with Multiple Products6m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Week 2 Practice Quiz24m
Week 2 Graded Quiz24m
Week 2 Honors Graded Quiz 118m
Week 2 Honors Graded Quiz 210m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

COST ALLOCATION

After learning how to conduct cost-volume-profit analyses, we're ready to discuss cost allocation and the different types of systems we can use: traditional and activity-based. From there, we'll learn how to calculate overhead rates and allocate overhead within both types of systems....
Reading
14 videos (Total 75 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video14 videos
The Flow of Costs4m
The Flow of Costs in More Detail4m
Cost Systems5m
Allocating Overhead Costs5m
Designing Cost Allocation Systems2m
Your Turn: Allocating Overhead Costs Problem 15m
Your Turn: Allocating Overhead Costs Problem 24m
Traditional Cost Allocation Systems4m
Activity-Based Costing12m
Beyond Manufacturing Costs6m
Your Turn: Activity-Based Costing Problem 18m
Your Turn: Activity-Based Costing Problem 28m
To Use Activity-Based Costing or Not?m
Reading1 reading
JW Sports Supplies Case (Part B)10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Week 3 Practice Quiz24m
Week 3 Graded Quiz24m
Week 3 Honors Graded Quiz24m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

RELEVANT COSTS AND BENEFITS

In our final week, we'll discuss costs and benefits, and gain an understanding of those that are relevant for a given decision. We'll evaluate the financial impact of a given decision, then determine a reasonable course of action....
Reading
14 videos (Total 64 min), 2 quizzes
Video14 videos
Relevant Costs and Benefits3m
Important Terms2m
Relevant Costs in an Example4m
Your Turn: Relevant Costs and Benefits4m
Special Order Decision7m
Your Turn: Special Order Decision3m
Make or Buy Decision5m
Your Turn: Make or Buy Decision4m
Keep or Drop a Product Line Decision5m
Your Turn: Keep or Drop a Product Line Decision4m
Product Mix Decisions10m
Your Turn: Product Mix Decisions4m
Course Conclusion1m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 4 Practice Quiz24m
Week 4 Graded Quiz24m

Instructor

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Luann J. Lynch

Almand R. Coleman Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business

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