TR 11:00 am - 12:20 p.m
General Learning Goals:
Students will demonstrate problem solving and decision making abilities through the critical analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of businessinformation. Classroom discussion, problem assignments and examinations willrequire students to use critical thinking skills to apply cost accounting concepts andprinciples to various situations. Demonstrations of problem solving and decisionmaking abilities will be included in class lectures. The development of eachstudent’s abilities will be assessed through examinations which require problemsolving and decision making. These general learning goals are among those established by the Dillard College of Business Administration. General learning goals represent the skills that graduates will carry with them into their careers. While assessing student performance in obtaining these general learning goals, the Dillard College is assessing its programs. The assessments will assist us as we improve our curriculum and curriculum delivery.
Course Specific Learning Goals: The general objective of this course is to introduce the student to the area of cost management. The competitive business environment in the world today requires that companies provide value to customers. This course will focus on techniques of measuring costs, and providing the relevant cost information to decision makers.
Grading and Evaluation:
Student's performance will be assessed using the following elements.
Exams (4): Each exam will consist of multiple-choice questions, short answer, and/or problems-type questions. Exams will cover assigned chapters, in-class lectures, and any assigned problems. All examinations are equally weighted at 100 points each. The final is non-comprehensive.
Quizzes: Unannounced 10 point quizzes will periodically be given at the beginning of class. The quiz will cover one of the problems assigned in the preceding class. Quiz points are bonuses added to the exam grade.
Missed Examination Policy: Only students with authorized absences (see University Class Attendance Policy) may make up missed examinations. Students must make up a missed exam before they are allowed to return to class. If you will miss an examination, contact me prior to the examination to determine your eligibility for a make-up.
Attendance Policy: Regular attendance is expected and roll will be taken Students should read the assigned material and complete assignments prior to coming to class and be prepared to discuss and ask questions relating to assigned material. I follow the university’s policies with respect to class attendance. See the MSU Student Handbook for University Class Attendance Policy.
Syllabus Change Policy:
This syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change.
Grade Appeals: Any student who believes a grade has been inequitably awarded should first contact the instructor who awarded the grade to discuss the issue and attempt to resolve the differences. A student has 30 days following the first day of the succeeding semester to file a written appeal with the dean of the instructor’s college in which the course was taught. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalogue for further details. See the MSU Student Handbook for University policy on grade appeal.
Grade Changes: No grade except “I” may be removed from a student’s record once properly recorded. Changes are not permitted after grades have been filed except to correct documented clerical errors. Requests for error correction must be initiated immediately after the close of the semester for which the grade was recorded.
Awarding and Removal of I: I- incomplete; a non‑punitive grade given only during the last one‑fourth of a semester and only if a student (1) is passing the course; (2) has reason beyond the control of the student why the work cannot be completed on schedule; and (3) arranges with the instructor to finish the course at a later date by completing specific requirements that the instructor must list on the grade sheet. A student may remove a grade of I within 30 days by completing the stipulated work.
Final Grades: The instructor does not post final grades except on webct. The department staff does not give out grades. Do not call or stop by the department office to ask for grades. Only a student’s instructor can release a student’s grade.
Classroom behavior: Some miscellaneous expectations that I have in the delivery of the course.