MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 1 - 2021/2
Module code: MAN1072
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Accounting is concerned with measurement and management. Measurement is concerned with recording past data, and management with the use of that data to make decisions that will benefit the business.
Surrey Business School
DEDMAN Elisabeth (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: N411
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Classification of costs, cost behaviour and identification of cost objects
- Valuation of inventories, LIFO, FIFO and AVCO
- Absorption and marginal costing and comparisons between them
- CVP analysis relating to short term decision making
- Relevant cost and revenues relating to short term decision making
- Activity based costing
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||2 HOUR EXAMINATION (CLOSED BOOK)||70|
|School-timetabled exam/test||50 MIN CLASS TEST (CLOSED BOOK)||30|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of both the theoretical concepts and their practical application.
The summative assessment for this module consists of:
A 50 minutes class-test (30%) during the semester (week 7 or 8 of teaching)
A two hour closed-book final exam (70%) during the examination period
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative feedback will be given on a continuous manner during the course of the module. The weekly drop-in session and office hours are used to provide individual formative feedback to students. Students also have the opportunity to sit a mock class test on which feedback is subsequently given.
Formative and summative feedback for the mid-term test will be given in the teaching week following the test. This will enable the students to assess their learning at that stage and to further prepare for their final exam.
- Explain concepts and processes to determine product and service costs.
- Explain marginal and absorption costing
- Apply cost-volume-profit analysis and interpret the results
- Explain how costs are estimated and how their behaviour changes as activity levels alter
- Explain the role of relevant costs in decision making
- Explain how an activity based costing system operates
|1||Reflect on why organisations need to know how much products, processes and services cost and why they need costing systems||KCPT|
|2||Classify costs and explain how costs behave as activity levels change||KCPT|
|3||Apply and evaluate all methods of stock valuation||KCPT|
|4||Prepare cost statements for allocation and apportionment of overheads||KCPT|
|5||Perform CVP analysis and evaluate its application to short term decision making||KCPT|
|6||Calculate relevant costs and evaluate its application to short-term decision making||KCPT|
|7||Critically appraise activity based costing making comparisons with traditional costing systems||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 106
Tutorial Hours: 44
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to give students the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the relevant theory and business practices and problems pertinent to the topics covered in the module.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Weekly 2 hour tutorials for students to practice applying the principles. Students will also have the option to attend a further 2 hour drop in session to raise specific questions they have regarding that week’s tutorial.
- Support of tutorial material by directed reading and exercises in selected textbooks
- SurreyLearn will be used as an information portal and will contain lecture notes, practical exercises, solutions to practical exercises, past exam papers & model answers and relevant reading
In addition, the tutor will be available for individual queries during weekly office hours.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man1072
Programmes this module appears in
|Accounting and Finance (SII DUFE) BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Accounting and Finance (Dual degree with SII-DUFE ) BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.