7:00 p - 9:50 p
General Learning Goals:
Teambuilding and collaboration to achieve group objectives. Students will work in groups to prepare and present the cases used in this course.
Competency in writing for common business scenarios. Groups will prepare and submit written reports for each case. Part of the score on this set of projects is based on the group’s ability to develop a cohesive report free from grammatical and formatting errors.
Problem solving and decision-making abilities through critical analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of business information. Students will demonstrate problem solving and decision-making ability as they synthesize their information into a coherent and defendable case analysis. Part of the score on each case is based on the appropriateness of the group’s analysis.
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: After completing this course, students should be able to:
Recognize and be able to define different concepts of cost
Be able to apply different methods of accounting for product and departmental costs.
Understand the basic relationship between cost, volume and profit and be able to apply it to planning and budgeting,
Be able to measure and evaluate the differences between budgeted and actual performance.
Be able to determine the costs relevant to specific decision situations.
Grading and Evaluation:
Student's performance will be assessed using the following elements.
Exams (2): Each exam will consist of multiple-choice questions 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.
Case presentations and class participation are each worth 100 points, for a total of 200 points. 50 points of the 100 points assigned for class participation are based on case summaries.
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.