Management Accounting

Accounting isn’t just for accountants. Learn how to use accounting information and a variety of analytical techniques to help with decision-making, planning, and control. Topics include cost terms, concepts and classifications, cost-volume-profit analysis, job order costing, variable costing, profit planning, flexible budgets and overhead analysis, profitability analysis, using cost data, the concept of present value, and capital budgeting decisions.


This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 12 - $649.00 30 Register

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain the key concepts of managerial accounting
  • Use cost data in your decision-making
  • Prepare an operating budget
  • Develop a capital budget
  • Apply accounting information to the planning and control process

How will I learn?

This university-level course may consist of a combination of lectures, workshops, case studies, examinations, projects, papers, assignments, and group presentations. It requires at-home study and preparation. You can expect reading and other assignments on a weekly basis.

How will I be evaluated?

We'll evaluate your performance in this course using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, exams, individual or group projects, participation and attendance. 

Textbooks and learning materials

Garrison, Libby, Webb. Managerial Accounting (11th Edition). McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 2018. (ISBN 9781260193770). An ebook is available.

Course fees do not include textbooks or other materials, which you may purchase from the SFU Bookstore. We recommend you purchase your textbooks as soon as you've registered. The quantities are limited at the bookstore.

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