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AC 315 Cost Accounting
Colter, Gerald R.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

AC 315 Cost Accounting

Semester

F1HH 2007 PA

Faculty

Colter, Gerald R.

Title

Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Management – Troy State University
B.S. Accounting – Illinois Wesleyan University
Certified Public Accountant

Office Location

TBD

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

937-626-2957  Cell

Other Phone

937-656-3352

E-Mail

gerald.colter@park.edu

Semester Dates

6 August to 7 October 2007

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Prerequisites

AC202 and CS140

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Cost Accounting:  A Managerial Emphasis, 12th edition by Horngren, Datar, & Foster. Prentice Hall, 2006.

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Course Description:
A study of the basic principles of cost accounting applied to manufacturing, merchandising, and service businesses. Emphasis is on various accepted cost methods such as job order, process, and standard cost system. PREREQUISITES: AC202 and CS140 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

To foster a learning environment that enables the learner to realize his/her greatest potential.  Specifically, this class teaches the learner to think critically; to communicate clearly; and to take ownership for his/her learning.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare capital and operating budgets.
  2. Determine and account for manufacturing cost variances.
  3. Calculate and explain break-even points.
  4. Using various inventory methods, journalize manufacturing financial transactions.
  5. Compile financial statements for corporate


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 6. Prepare flexible budgets.
  2. 7. Understand the differences between Absorption and Variable Costing
  3. 8. Calculate equivlent units.
Core Assessment:

The test examines each learning outcome with 20 questions. Eighteen multiple-choice questions will be based upon a distribution of critical thinking concepts applied to a learning outcome. Two questions will examine a communication/writing component. Each question will be weighted as 5 points. 

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Examinations, homework assignments, and attendance/class participation.

Grading:

Grading:
Grades will be computed using the following scale:

90 –100  =  A

80 –89   =  B
70 –79   =  C
60 –69   =  D
< 60  =  F

 

Final Grades will be determined based upon the following:
Three exams: 30% each                =  90%

Homework:   10%                           =  10%

Total                                                 = 100%

 

Exams: Three exams will be given during this course.  Students will be notified in advance of changes in the material tested.  Material from the class discussions, in-class problems, & homework problem will be covered in the exams.
Exam 1 (Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Exam 2 (Chapter 7, 8, 9, 11 & 12)
Exam 3 (Chapter 16, 17, 22 & 23)

Homework:  Assigned homework, quizes, and class participation will be worth 10 percent of each student's final grade.
 
Attendance: Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class period.  Students are expected to attend class and to participate in class discussions.  
 

The final exam for all School of Business and Management courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average.  The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course.  The final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam.  They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students are expected to turn in assignments and take examinations on the date scheduled or due.  Late submissions of work or make-up exams will not be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Faculty members are expected to dismiss students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom.  Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, etc.  Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University.  Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University.  Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University. Other rules:
1. Respect the instructor's decisions/requirements.
2. Respect other learners.
3. Participate in classroom discussions/exercises.
4. Take ownership and complete assignments by given deadlines.
5. Notify instructor of any possible absences or missed deadlines.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class

Class Activities

Reading

1

Syllabus/Course Introduction

Ch. 2: An Introduction to Cost Terms and Purposes
Ch. 3: Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

Introduction

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

2

Ch. 4: Job Costing
Ch. 5: Activity-Based Costing & Activity-Based Management
Ch. 6: Master Budget and Responsibility Accounting

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

3

Exam Ch. 2 –6

Ch. 7: Flexible Budgets, Variances, and Management Control: I

EXAM

Chapter 7

4

Exam Review
Ch 8: Flexible Budgets, Variances, and Management Control: II
Ch. 9: Inventory Costing and Capacity Analysis

Review

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

5

Ch. 11: Decision Making and Relevant Information
Ch. 12: Pricing Decisions and Cost Management

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

6

Exam Ch 7 –12
Ch. 16: Cost Allocation: Joint Products and Byproducts

EXAM

Chapter 16

7

Exam Review
Ch. 17: Process Costing

Review

Chapter 17

8

Ch. 22: Management Control Systems, Transfer Pricing, & Multinational Considerations
Ch. 23: Performance Measurement, Compensation, & Multinational Considerations Final Review

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Review

9

Final Exam

Chap 13 - 24

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluate and define accounting concepts identified by:                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
1,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
100-80 %
 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
60-79%
 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
50-59%
 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
Less than 50%
 
Synthesize data to produce a logical flow of informational reporting  per established accounting rules and standards                                                                                                                                       
Outcomes
1,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
100-80 %
 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
60-79%
 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
50-59%
 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
Less than 50%
 
Analysis of transactional data                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
100-80 %
 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
60-79%
 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
50-59%
 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
Less than 50%
 
Application of established rules and logic per regulatory and commercial standards                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate and interpret cost accounting data and variance figures in order to produce accurate and useful Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate and interpret cost accounting data and variance figures in order to produce accurate and useful Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
60-79%
 
Demonstrate and interpret cost accounting data and variance figures in order to produce accurate and useful Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Q16, Q17, Q18
50-59%
 
Demonstrate and interpret cost accounting data and variance figures in order to produce accurate and useful Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
Less than 50%
 
Content of Communication written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to manufacturing cost variances
Question 20
100-80 %
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to manufacturing cost variances
Question 20
60-79%
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to manufacturing cost variances
Question 20
50-59%
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to manufacturing cost variances
Question 20
Less than 50%
 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions related to break-even analysis
Question 19
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions related to break-even analysis Question 19
60-79%
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions related to break-even analysis Question 19
50-59%
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions related to break-even analysis
Question 19
Less than 50%
 
First Literacy Technical knowledge and application                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student will demonstrate an intermediate level of accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 315 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
100-80 %
 
Student will demonstrate a intermediate level of accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 315 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
60-79%
 
Student will demonstrate a intermediate level of accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 315 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
50-59%
 
Student will demonstrate a intermediate level of accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 315 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
Less than 50%
 

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