MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 1 - 2023/4
Module code: MAN1072
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
HAN Liang (SII DUFE)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: N411
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 22
Seminar Hours: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Introduction to management accounting
- Introduction to cost terms and concepts
- Cost assignment: Marginal and absorption costing
- Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
- Measuring relevant costs and revenues for decision-making
- Activity based costing
- Management control systems
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||CLASS TEST SET DATE AND TIME||30|
|Examination||EXAM SET DATE AND TIME||70|
There are two summative assessments for this module: a class test and an end of semester examination.
The class test will comprise multiple choice questions and/or questions requiring short written answers.
The exam paper will include scenario questions. Questions may contain several parts (part (a), part (b) etc).
Assessments will include both quantitative and qualitative questions.
Quantitative questions are designed to assess numerical, application of knowledge and analytical skills.
Qualitative questions will assess application of knowledge, synthesis, creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative assessments such as a sample class test and exam paper will be available to support students in preparation for summative assessments and to provide ongoing feedback. Such feedback will help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and help develop revision plans for the summative assessments.
Students are also expected to engage with other feedback provided during seminars and feedback and advice hours throughout the semester.
- Apply statistical and cost accounting techniques to support planning, decision-making and control process in organisations.
- Discuss the different elements of management accounting control systems.
- Discuss the purpose of cost and management accounting
|001||Classify costs based on the different purposes for requiring cost information.||KCPT|
|002||Apply and evaluate the key methods of inventory valuation.||KCPT|
|003||Prepare cost statements and appraise the differences in costs when using different cost accounting methods.||KCPT|
|004||Calculate relevant costs and evaluate its application to short-term decision making.||KCPT|
|005||Discuss the different types of control used in organisations.||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is based on a hybrid teaching model, incorporating elements of both live and on-demand learning.
On-demand learning is designed for students to explore the topics in their own time and includes a range of guided learning activities. Guided learning activities may include pre-recorded videos, practice questions & solutions, quizzes, discussion forum and links to further reading.
Live learning allows students to explore and engage in discussions on the topics and also practise more complex questions and receive answers and feedback to queries from their tutor.
This learning and teaching strategy provides students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to understand the relevant theory and develop effective solutions for decision making in the context of case study scenarios.
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.
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