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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Management Accounting

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


Management accounting is a subject of recent origin which has facilitated the managerial decision making more effectively and efficiently. The tools & techniques of management accounting are very useful for strategic managerial decisions facilitating cost control, profit maximization, organizational planning and control. Innovative costing techniques like ABC and responsibility accounting help the business organizations to sustain in a competitive global scenario and expand their product lines and markets. Management control systems help the businesses to use their scarce resources efficiently and effectively and contribute in the maximization of the firm valueINTENDED AUDIENCE: M.Com, MBA, MFC, CA, ICWA, CS, Working professionals in the area of finance.PREREQUISITES: Nil. INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All companies working in any area would value this course


Week 1: Management accounting-relevance and rationale, Major differences between Management Accounting,Financial Accounting & Cost Accounting, Historical development of Management Accounting as subjectof academic interest, Uses & Applications of Management Accounting in managerial decision making, Cost sheet or statement of cost - Concept & rationaleWeek 2: Preparation of cost sheet, Treatment of stock in cost sheet, Budgeting as toolof Management Accounting -Uses & applications, Different types of Budget - Master budget, Flexiblebudget & cash budget.Week 3: Master Budget - Methods of preparing master budget,Case studiesWeek 4: Master Budget - Case studies (contd), Flexible Budget - Concept & rationale, uses and applications of flexible budgets. Major differences between Master & Flexible budgets, methods of preparing flexible budgetWeek 5: Methods of preparing flexible budget, Standard costing - Concept & rationale, Major differences between budgets & standard costing,Tool & techniques of standard costing.Week 6: Variance analysis - Analysis of Material, labor & overhead variances. Week 7: Variance analysis - a case study, Marginal Costing - Meaning and rationale, Tools & techniques of MarginalCostingWeek 8: Applications of marginal costing in management decision makingWeek 9: Marginal costing - a case study, Activity based costing (ABC) -Concept, Methods/Techniques of ABC, ABC in Manufacturing industry.Week 10:ABC in Manufacturing industry and service industryWeek 11:Management Control system - Tools & TechniquesWeek 12:Responsibility accounting. Concept & Rationale, responsibility centres, goal congruence, managerial efforts and motivation; Controllability and measurement of financial performance, responsibility accounting in service,government and non-profit organizations.

Taught by

Prof. Anil K. Sharma



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