ADMS 2510 Course Outline

Winter 2014
4-7 pm
7-10 pm
7-10 pm
7-10 pm
11:30-2:30 pm
11:30-2:30 pm
4-7 pm
Section Director
Lawrence Shum
Roberto Umana
Bob Murison
Mary Ma
Lawrence Shum
Mary Ma
Mary Ma
Mary Ma
ACW 006
ACW 006
ACW 006
ACW 004
HNE 038
HNE 038
Contact details
Sections P, R, S & T:
Prof. Mary Ma: [email protected]
Section O:
Prof. Bob Murison: [email protected]
Section N:
Prof. Roberto Umana: [email protected]
Section M & Q
Prof. Lawrence Shum: [email protected]
Detailed Course Outline
This first course in management accounting introduces students to the use of management accounting information for
decision-making, planning and control in a wide range of organizations. Specifically, students learn the basic techniques
of management accounting and, to a lesser extent, learn to apply those techniques through quantitative questions and
Weekly Class Schedule
January: Week 1
M: Mon 6th 4-7
P: Mon 6th 7-10
S: Tue 7th 11:30
N: Wed 8th 7-10
O: Thu 9th 7-10
T: Thu 9th 4-7
R: Thu 9th 11:30
Q: Internet: week 1
January: Week 2
M: Mon 13th 4-7
P: Mon 13th 7-10
S: Tue 14th 11:30
N: Wed 15th 7-10
O: Thu 16th 7-10
T: Thu 16th 4-7
R: Thu 16th 11:30
Q: Internet: week 2
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Managerial Accounting
& the Business
Take up in
Exercise 2-9
Problem 2-17
Cost Terms, Concepts
& Classifications
Systems Design: Job
Order Costing
Tuesday 7-9;
Saturday 10-noon
Tutorials will be
held 10-noon
Saturdays and 79 pm Tuesdays.
Take up in tutorial
Problem 2-20
Problem 2-22
Starting on
January 11th &
Exercise 3-15
Problem 3-20
January 18th , 21st
Problem 3-17
Problem 3-29
January: Week 3
M: Mon 20th 4-7
P: Mon 20th 7-10
S: Tue 21st 11:30
N: Wed 2nd 7-10
O: Thu 23rd 7-10
T: Thu 23rd 4-7
R: Thu 23rd 11:30
Q: Internet: week 3
January: Week 4
M: Mon 27th 4-7
P: Mon 27th 7-10
S: Tue 28th 11:30
N: Wed 29th 7-10
O: Thu 30th 7-10
T: Thu 30th 4-7
R: Thu 30th 11:30
Q: Internet: week 4
February: Week 5
M: Mon 3rd 4-7
P: Mon 3rd 7-10
S: Tue 4th 11:30
N: Wed 5th 7-10
O: Thu 6th 7-10
T: Thu 6th 4-7
R: Thu 6th 11:30
Q: Internet: week 5
Sunday February
Chapter 4
Systems Design:
Process Costing
Exercise 4-4
Problem 4-10
January 25th &
Exercise 4-1
Problem 4-11
Chapter 5
Activity-Based Costing:
a Tool to Aid Decision
Exercise 5-14
Problem 5-18
February 1st, 4th
Exercise 5-15
Problem 5-17
Chapter 6
Cost Behaviour:
Analysis & Use
Exercise 6-6
February 8th, 11th
Problem 6-14
Case 6-19
Chapter 7
Problem 7-18
Mid-term #1
Chapters 1-5
(no appendices)
11.00 am –
1.00 p.m.
Problem 7-19
4 problems
Location TBA
No multiple choice
February: Week 6
M: Mon 10th 4-7
P: Mon 10th 7-10
S: Tue 11th 11:30
N: Wed 12th 7-10
O: Thu 13th 7-10
T: Thu 13th 4-7
R: Thu 13th 11:30
Q: Internet: week 6
Reading Week
February: Week 7
M: Mon 24th 4-7
P: Mon 24th 7-10
S: Tue 25th 11:30
N: Wed 26th 7-10
O: Thu 27th 7-10
T: Thu 27th 4-7
R: Thu 27th 11:30
Q: Internet: week 7
March: Week 8
M: Mon 3rd 4-7
P: Mon 3rd 7-10
S: Tue 4th 11:30
N: Wed 5th 7-10
O: Thu 6th 7-10
T: Thu 6th 4-7
R: Thu 6th 11:30
Q: Internet: week 8
Friday March 7th
Chapter 8
Variable Costing: a
Exercise 8-9
Tool for Management Problem 8-15
Case 8-22
Case Study Analysis
Feb 15th -21st No Classes
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Standard Costs &
Overhead Analysis
Problem 8-14
Problem 8-16
No tutorials
on February
15th or 18th
Problem 9-18
March 1st, 4th.
Exercises 9-6, 9-8
Problem 9-12
Exercises 10-9,
10-11, 10-13
March 8th ,
Exercise 10-2
Problems 10-18, 10-23
Last Date to drop course without receiving a Grade
February 22nd,
March: Week 9
M: Mon 10th 4-7
P: Mon 10th 7-10
S: Tue 11th 11:30
N: Wed 12th 7-10
O: Thu 13th 7-10
T: Thu 13th 4-7
R: Thu 13th 11:30
Q: Internet: week 9
Sunday March 16th
March: Week 10
M: Mon 17th 4-7
P: Mon 17th 7-10
S: Tue 18th 11:30
N: Wed 19th 7-10
O: Thu 20th 7-10
T: Thu 20th 4-7
R: Thu 20th 11:30
Q: Internet: week 10
March: Week 11
M: Mon 24th 4-7
P: Mon 24th 7-10
S: Tue 25th 11:30
N: Wed 26th 7-10
O: Thu 27th 7-10
T: Thu 27th 4-7
R: Thu 27th 11:30
Q: Internet: week 11
Chapter 11
Reporting for Control
Exercise 1112, 11-10
Problem 11-21
March 15th , 18th
Exercises 11-2, 11-5
Problem 11-23
Mid-term #2
Chapter 12
Chapters 6-10
(no appendices)
Relevant Costs for
Decision Making
11.00 am –
1.00 p.m.
Exercise 12-8,
12-11, 12-12
4 problems
Location TBA
No multiple choice
Exercise 12-16
Problem 12-19
March 22nd , 25th
Case: Bidco
Foods Inc.
Chapter 13
Capital Budgeting
Exercises 133, 13-4, 13-5
Problem 13-28
Case 13-30:
Ethics & The
March 29th,
April 1st
Exercise 13-11
Problem 13-21
March/April: Week 12
M: Mon 31st 4-7
P: Mon 31st 7-10
S: Tue 1st 11:30
N: Wed 2nd 7-10
O: Thu 3rd 7-10
T: Thu 3rd 4-7
R: Thu 3rd 11:30
Q: Internet: week 12
Case Study Analysis
And Review of course
Justa Co
York University
No tutorials
after April 1st
Mark Allocation, etc
There are two common mid-term exams: one on Sunday 9th February (Chapters 1-5) from 11.00 a.m. to 1 p.m. and one
on Sunday March 16th (chapters 6-10) from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Both mid-term exams will consist of problems (no
multiple choice, no case studies). Each will count 30% towards the final grade; if you miss a mid-term exam, no make-up
is available. Instead, the weight of one missed exam will be automatically transferred to the final examination weighting.
No documentation is needed: the transfer is authorized automatically. With an attempt at an exam, the weight of that
exam will no longer be eligible for transfer to the final examination weighting.
There will be a common final exam of three hours in duration, sometime within the period April 8th to 24th, 2014. It will
contribute 40% towards the overall grade. The final examination will be comprehensive, covering all course materials
(Chapters 1-13, but excluding all appendices. The final exam will include problems and a short case study, but no
multiple choice questions.
DATE: Between April 8th and 24th.
LOCATION: TBA (see Announcements section of this site).
Students will not be allowed to write a final examination worth more than 70% of the final grade.
For those who miss the final exam due to illness or other good cause, there will be a deferred final examination during the
period from Friday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 25th , 2014.
The cases, to be analyzed in weeks 10 and 12, will be posted to the course website.
Managerial Accounting:
Garrison, Chesley, Carroll, Webb and Libby (aka Garrison, Noreen, Brewer, Chesley, Carroll, Webb, and Libby)
9th Canadian Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2012
Students are advised to utilize the online learning centre at
Allocation of Marks:
Mid-term #1
Midterm #2
Final Examination
Important to note
Pre-requisites, which must have been successfully completed prior to taking this course, are:
MATH: 12U or equivalent
ADMS 2500 3.0
ECON 1000 3.0
Deferred Exams: Deferred standing may be granted to students who are unable to write their final examination at the
scheduled time or to submit their outstanding course work on the last day of classes. In order to apply for deferred
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Studies (282 Atkinson) and add your ticket number to the DSA form. The DSA and supporting documentation must be
submitted no later than five (5) business days from the date of the exam. These requests will be considered on their merit
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Students with approved DSA will be able to write their deferred examination during the School's deferred examination
period. No further extensions of deferred exams shall be granted. The format and covered content of the deferred
examination may be different from that of the originally scheduled examination. The deferred exam may be closed book,
cumulative and comprehensive and may include all subjects/topics of the textbook whether they have been covered in
class or not. Any request for deferred standing on medical grounds must include an Attending Physician's Statement form;
a “Doctor’s Note” will not be accepted.
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