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AC 315 Cost Accounting
Kilcoin, Nicole N.


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

U1J 2008 DN

Faculty

Kilcoin, Nicole N.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

SUNYIT: Masters of Accountancy
University of Illinois: Bachelor of Science – Chemistry

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

816.842.6182 (Park Downtown)

Other Phone

816-471-1656 (Fax Number at Park Downtown)

E-Mail

Nicole.Kilcoin@park.edu

Semester Dates

06/02/2008 to 07/27/2008

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

AC202 and CS140

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 Title: Cost Accounting, Horngern, Prentice Hall, 12th Edition
Author: Horngren, Charles / Foster, George / Datar, Srikant
Edition: 12th  
ISBN: 0-13-149538-0
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Park email: we will use park.edu email in this course.
See 'Additional Information' section for your 1st and easiest assignment due by June 7, 2008.  
Students can also use a basic calculator fo
r this course
Instructor handouts
Publisher's website

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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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 a job order, process, and standard cost system. Prerequisite: AC202 and CS 140 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The course material will be presented using lecture, discussions, homework, quizzes, and exams. The goal is to help each learner grasp the course concepts.  Your 1st Assignment is explained in the "Additional Information" section

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


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:
The class will be assessed according to performance on 3 exams, assignments, quizzes, attendance, and participation.

Grading:

Grading:
Exam I            20%    100 points
Exam II           20%    100 points
Exam III          20%    100 points
Assignments    20%    100 points 
Quizzes           15%    75 points
Attendance/Participation    5%  25 points
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Total:         100%    500 points

Grades will be assigned as follows:
90% --- A    
80% --- B    
70% --- C        
60% --- D
Below 60%-----F

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Excused absences should be discussed in advance. Excused absences consist of work-related travel, death in the family, illness or military duty.  Other instances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  If you are absent, send an email to Nicole.Kilcoin@park.edu prior to the class you miss along with your excuse.  A student who is absent for any reason is still responsible for the course work that is covered during his or her absence.  Examinations will only be made up when the instructor is notified in advance and at the instructor's discretion.  The student is responsible for contacting the instructor regarding making up exams, etc.  The instructor will NOT contact students who are absent to schedule make-up work. Any materials that are accepted late will be subject to up to a 10% late penalty, which will be assessed at the discretion of the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Since the class is only 8 weeks long, we will cover material quickly. Help yourself by preparing for class, staying organized, and not allowing yourself to get behind. To succeed in this course, students should:
  • Allow several hours a week for assignments & studying
  • Read all assigned materials prior to class
  • Attend each class session
  • Participate in classroom discussions
  • Complete assignments prior to class

I believe that when there is doubt ask the question.  You can send me questions at Nicole.Kilcoin@park.edu or ask during class.  If we are running short on time, we can discuss questions during the breaks, after class, or via email.  There is no such thing as a silly or stupid question because chances are others may have similar question.  I encourage the students to participate when questions are asked as sometimes a different perspective helps students grasp a new concept. 

Let's have fun learning and share work experiences, financial news, etc. that can help enhance the learning process. 


I request that you turn off cell phones and other electronic devices except if laptops are being used for taking notes.  However, please mute your sound on the laptop.  Also, refrain from activities such as texting, instant messaging, and sending emails during class time.  We will have breaks which will give you time for such activities.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - Introduction to the class, present syllabus, Chapters 1 & 2
Week 2 - Chapters 3 & 4, quiz
Week 3 - Chapters 5 & 6, quiz
Week 4 - Chapters 7 & 8,  Exam I
Week 5 - Chapters 9 & 12, quiz
Week 6 - Chapters 13 & 17, Exam II
Week 7 - Chapters 21 & 23, quiz, Final Review
Week 8 - Last Chance Review, Exam III (Final Exam)

Note: Quizzes will be based on assignments (no surprise questions). Quizzes are designed to see if you actually learned from your assignments.

Instructor reserves the right to make changes to the session assignments schedule as needed and students will be notified of such changes in class.

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 .

Additional Information:
We will communicate using our Park email. When you email, include the class number and your last name in the subject line along with a brief description. 

Follow this format for the email subject:  AC315, LastName, ch# & description



Here are some examples:

AC315, Kilcoin, ch1 assignment question

AC315, Kilcoin, will be late to MM/DD/YY class

AC315, Kilcoin, question about ch2 assignment grade



I will open emails from your park.edu email if it has this subject format.  It is possible I will not open emails from non-park email accounts or park emails which have subjects missing the class number AC315 and your last name.  It will be your responsibility to make sure you can use your park.edu email and that your subjects follow the format described.



Emails from me will have 'AC315' along with a brief description when I email the class announcements, news, assignments or handouts.  However, if I am replying to your email, it will include your original subject. 



I know I am being very particular about this but following this format keeps our correspondences organized.
 


Your 1st Assignment is to email me from your park.edu email.  You will receive points based on how well you follow the subject format described, emailing from you park.edu account, and for emailing by June 7, 2008.  If the email is not from your park.edu email account, you will receive zero points. 



Please make sure you are able to login and use your park.edu email account.  You can call Park's techline to obtain help with entering and using your Park email.  I expect you to check your Park email during the week as I will sent announcements, handouts, and assignment documents.  Also, most of your assignments will be submitted through your park.edu email. 



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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