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67 reviews
Specialization
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Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese...

Skills you will gain

Management AccountingCost AccountingActivity Based CostingCost
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Course Overview and Introduction to Managerial Accounting

In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor, your classmates, and our learning environment. Then, you will be introduced to Managerial Accounting and Costing Concepts....
Reading
12 videos (Total 34 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
Video12 videos
Learning Objectives and What is Managerial Accounting4m
The Difference Between Financial and Managerial Accounting5m
Contemporary Issues2m
What We've Learned in Lesson 1.1m
Learning Objectives and Terminology2m
Cost Framework 1 - Objects3m
Cost Framework 2 - Behavior3m
Cost Framework 2 - Behavior Example5m
What We've Learned in Lesson 1.2m
Module 1 Reviewm
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (Optional)1m
Reading8 readings
Syllabus10m
About this Course: Ratings and Reviews10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Social Media10m
Getting to Know Your Classmates10m
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings20m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz10m
Lesson 1.1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 1.2 Practice Quiz10m
Module 1 Quiz24m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Costing Systems I - Elements and Design

Organizations can organize cost information however best suits their decisions. In this module, we introduce the role of costing systems, identify some example systems and settings in which they are most useful, and explore how accounting for overhead costs influences the value of cost information....
Reading
8 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
Two Traditional Systems3m
Extension - Overhead Costs6m
What We've Learned in Lesson 2.1m
Learning Objectives and Example Scenario9m
The Manager Did What?7m
What We've Learned in Lesson 2.2m
Module 2 Reviewm
Reading2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings20m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lesson 2.1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 2.2 Practice Quiz10m
Module 2 Quiz28m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Costing Systems II - Activity-Based Costing

Activity-based costing systems adopt a more refined view of the organization, and can increase the accuracy of cost information. In this module, we introduce the fundamentals of activity-based costing systems, identify related advantages and disadvantages, and demonstrate how such systems are implemented using an in-depth example....
Reading
8 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
Fundamental Components3m
ABC Organization and Steps to Implementation7m
What We've Learned in Lesson 3.11m
Learning Objectives and Steps Through an Example19m
Other Considerations4m
What We've Learned in Lesson 3.2m
Module 3 Reviewm
Reading2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings20m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lesson 3.1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 3.2 Practice Quiz4m
Module 3 Quiz24m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) Analysis

Cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis is the tool that managers can use to better understand the answers to "what-if" questions in order to make better decisions for their companies. In this module you will explore the power of CVP analysis....
Reading
7 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
Video7 videos
Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Example 18m
Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Example 2 - Taxes10m
What We've Learned in Lesson 4.11m
Learning Objectives and Cost-Volume-Profit Example 3 - Multiple Products12m
What We've Learned in Lesson 4.2m
Module 4 Reviewm
Reading2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readingsm
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lesson 4.1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4.2 Practice Quiz2m
Module 4 Quiz - Concepts20m
Module 4 Quiz - Quantitative Analysis10m
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Top Reviews

By ASOct 7th 2017

Enjoyed this course as part of the Online MBA from UIUC. The concepts are solidly explained with examples and plenty of practice exams that you can re-take unlimited times to test your understanding.

By WNov 20th 2017

The topics are very precise and straight forward to the practice, I just would like to say that more practice would be fantastic with real cases but the time to complete the task is to short

Instructor

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Gary Hecht, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accountancy
Department of Accountancy, College of Business
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About the Value Chain Management Specialization

The purpose of organizations is to produce and deliver goods and services of value to customers while generating a surplus for owners. Value chain management focuses on understanding what different customers value, measuring inputs and outputs to assess value, and generating higher value for customers and greater surplus for organizations. In this Specialization, you will gain competencies that are critical for managers in any functional area. You will learn to create, model, analyze, and maximize value in accounting, operations, and marketing. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois iMBA Program. Each course fulfills a portion of the requirements for a University of Illinois course that can earn you college credit. When you complete the Value Chain Management Specialization, you will: · Understand how to apply a financial perspective of accounting for costs, understand how financial and non-financial accounting information facilitates strategic performance measurement, and integrate this information to continuously improve strategy. · Understand the role of operations management and process improvement, synthesize information to make decisions for organizational initiatives, and apply analytical techniques for tactical operations and process improvement decisions. · Understand how marketing works in the business world and how various marketing elements interact to create value for consumers and ultimately maximize value for your organization....
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