1) KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of this course, students are expected to have developed a solid knowledge of the following basic notions:
- the nature, uses and purposes of management accounting;
- the main classifications and configurations of costs and their uses;
- the main analytical tools connected to the different cost configurations, their formulas and meanings.
2) APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of this course, students are expected to be able to select and apply the main management accounting tools to support decision-making. In particular:
- to be able to identify specific decision-making or analytical issues in different contexts (e.g. profitability analysis, calculation of operational risk, choices between alternatives, programming choices, performance evaluation, etc.);
- to be able to identify the most appropriate cost configuration for a given decision-making or analytical issue;
- to be able to apply in each case the most appropriate management accounting tool(s), with the relative formulas;
- hence, to be able to solve simple management accounting problems.
3) MAKING JUDGEMENTS
At the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
- critically discuss the nature and uses of management accounting;
- reason on the informational benefits or decision-making support that management accounting tools can give to organizations in different contexts;
- evaluate the preferability or otherwise of the application of certain management accounting tools, for a given decision problem.