Management Accounting

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Management Accounting

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: This modules provides students with an in-depth understanding of the role and purposes of management accounting in the management process. It deals with the applications and systems of management accounting that serve the information needs of contemporary organisations. It aims to give students an appreciation of the frontiers of management accounting and the associated theoretical and empirical research activity.

    Syllabus: Objectives, scope and framework of management accounting; role and purpose of management accounting; management accounting and the business environment; ethical guidelines and challenges; cost terminology, concepts and classification; cost accumulation for inventory valuation and profit measurement; cost behaviour and analysis; cost-volume-profit relationships; cost-estimation methods; learning curve and non-linear cost functions; cost systems and design choices; job costing; activity-based costing and management; inventory costing and capacity analysis; variable versus absorption costing debate; information for planning and control; management control systems; organisational and social aspects of management accounting; responsibility accounting and the master budget; kaizen budgeting; activity-based budgeting; flexible budgets; standard costing and variance analysis.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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