MindEdge's Managerial Accounting Learning Resource

MindEdge's Managerial Accounting learning resource provides an introduction to fundamental accounting topics with an emphasis on how to interpret, rather than prepare, financial information. Students explore topics from the viewpoint of how managers use accounting information to make strategic business decisions.

This modular course can be tailored to your school with web texts, ebooks, and optional trade paperbacks available. It seamlessly integrates into all learning management systems.

The course includes pretests and self-assessments, interactive exercises, videos, and games that appeal to a variety of learning styles.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Basic costing systems used by businesses to track and assign costs
  • Cost behavior
  • Description of and analysis of cost flows
  • Cost-Volume-Profit and break-even analysis
  • How budgets assist with planning and decision-making
  • Variance analysis and management by exception
  • Marginal analysis and make-or-buy decisions
  • Short-term decision making, the theory of constraints (TOC) and constraint analysis
  • Capital investment decisions
  • Financial statement analysis

The fourteen modules of this course are as follows:

  1. Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  2. Job Costing
  3. Process Costing
  4. Activity-based Costing
  5. Cost Behavior
  6. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
  7. Budgeting, The Master Budget, and Profit Planning
  8. Flexible Budgets
  9. Standard Costs and Variance
  10. Cost Concepts for Decision Making
  11. Performance Evaluation and Decentralization
  12. Capital Budgeting
  13. Statement of Cash Flows
  14. Financial Statement Analysis