Undergraduate Course: Accountancy 2B (ACCN08010)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Advanced costing systems, budgeting and standard costing, current practical issues in management accounting.
The current course contents develop your knowledge from your previous course. Particular emphasis of the course will be on managers generation and application of management accounting information to assist them to reach better-informed decisions. Emphasis will be placed upon relevant aspects of cost accounting systems, standard costing, budgeting as well as the control and performance evaluation of responsibility centres.
Accountancy 2B is an intermediate course. It builds on the knowledge gained in Accountancy 1A (basic accounting terms) and Accountancy 1B by examining more advanced aspects of accounting in the core areas of management accounting. It is intended that the course will offer a bridge for students proceeding to the study of cost/management accounting at Honours-level.
Joint and By-Product Costing
Income effects of alternative cost accumulation systems
Measuring relevant costs and revenues for decision-making
The Budgeting Process
Divisional financial performance measures
Management Control systems
Transfer pricing in divisionalized companies
Strategic cost management
Quantitative models for the planning and control of inventories
Standard costing and variance analysis
Introduction to strategic management accounting
STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Students will experience the identification and evaluation of different ways of learning including the assimilation of presented material, structured and free choice reading, interaction with staff and other students, practice by doing, use of learning facilities such as library and IT support. While the collaboration with others in the learning process is encouraged the enhancement of independent learning and self-management in finding, organising, assimilating information and in applying this knowledge is central to the course.
Students will develop an ability to work productively with others. It includes the development of task elements such as negotiation and allocation; the taking of initiative, accepting and meeting responsibilities, interacting persuasively and harmoniously, leadership and evaluation of the work of others.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Business/ Accountancy course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Exam at end of Semester 2, 2 hours (100%).
Resit exam in August, 2 hours.
||Your examination marks will be posted on Learn (together with generic feedback and examination statistics) as soon as possible after the Boards of Examiners meeting (normally early-mid June). During the summer months (i.e. mid/end June to end August), you may come into the UG Office (Room 1.11, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place) to look at your examination scripts.
Continuing students will also be given the opportunity to review their examination scripts early in the new academic year in Semester 1 (i.e. in October).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Utilise advanced techniques to produce accounting information which assists internal management to identify, assess and control performance and to make decisions.
- Understand how managers generate and apply management accounting information to assist them to reach better-informed decisions.
- Understand and apply relevant aspects of cost accounting systems, standard costing, budgeting as well as the control and performance evaluation of responsibility centres.
- Critically discuss contemporary developments in management accounting techniques.
|Drury, C. (2015), Management and Cost Accounting (9th Edition).|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
- The ability to learn.
- Analytical and Problem Solving.
- Numeracy and IT.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 x 2 hour lectures per week, weeks 1-5 and 6-10; plus compulsory tutorials 1 hour per week for 9 weeks, weeks 2-5 and 6-10.
|Course organiser||Dr Yew-Ming Chia
Tel: (0131 6)51 3024
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Hall
Tel: (0131 6)50 8336