Introduction to Management Accounting plus MyAccountingLab with Pearson eText, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Charles T. Horngren / Gary L. Sundem / William O. Stratton / Dave Burgstahler / Jeff O. Schatzberg  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
16
Language
English
Pub.-date
March 2016
ISBN13
9781292166131
ISBN
1292166134
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Description

For MBA-level managerial accounting courses.

This package includes MyAccountingLab®.

 

An essential tool for understanding how to make effective economic decisions.
In today’s troubled economy, it’s important to show students how managerial decisions can affect business costs. Introduction to Management Accounting helps to enhance students’ ability to make effective economic decisions by encouraging them to understand the inner-workings of the concepts, rather than solely focusing on technique memorization. Overall, this text describes both theory and common practices in a way that will help students produce information that’s useful in day-to-day decision-making.

 

This package includes MyAccountingLab, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

 

MyAccountingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

About the Book

  • Understanding Why: Most managers would likely agree that understanding concepts is more important than memorizing techniques. This text focuses on why companies use various techniques, rather than have students blindly apply the concepts.
  • Seeing the concepts in many areas of the field: All business sectors discussed. The concepts found in this text do not solely apply to large corporations, which is why nonprofit, retail, wholesale, service, selling, manufacturing, and administrative situations are addressed throughout.
  • Presenting the basics up-front: The core concepts and principles are explained in the first few chapters and are then revisited, where applicable, at more complex levels throughout the remainder of the text. Covering the fundamental concepts in the first few chapters helps to equip students with a foundation that they can use to apply to the more challenging material.
  • Taking out the guesswork: Real-world business examples are provided so that students don’t have to imagine how techniques will work in today’s businesses. These examples—which are drawn from actual companies that students know and trust such as Starbucks, Boeing, AT&T, McDonald’s, and Microsoft—are presented with relevant subject matter, clearly and accessibly, throughout the text.
  • Tailoring the material to your course structure: Two different versions of the text

1.   Introduction to Management Accounting, 15e (Chapters 1–14), provides a concise treatment of management accounting topics suitable for a one-term course.

2.   Introduction to Management Accounting, 15e (Chapters 1–17), includes three financial accounting chapters in addition to the fourteen management accounting chapters. This version is especially suited for continuing education or MBA courses where students need to learn financial and management accounting in a one-term course. The financial accounting chapters also provide material for any student who may need a financial accounting review.

 

This package includes MyAccountingLab, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

  • Real World Accounting Video Series. Connect course concepts to the real world. The Real World Accounting Videos feature real, emerging companies that demonstrate financial and managerial accounting concepts. Students can see how the course topics are applied in recent start-ups or companies that began small and are now a household name. These engaging videos help students further understand the course material and also demonstrate how Accounting will apply to their future careers.
·    New Question Types. MyAccountingLab offers the flexibility to assign problems through a variety of question types. That pool of types has now been enhanced to include Final Answer questions, Open Response questions, Algorithmic Testbank questions, and General Ledger questions.
  • Learning Aids. Assist students when they need it most. MyAccountingLab's homework and practice questions are correlated to the textbook, regenerate algorithmically to give students unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery, and offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers. Learning aids, such as Help Me Solve This, DemoDoc Examples, and concept videos provide extra help for students at the point-of-use.
  • Discussion Board. Generate class discussion. Discussion Boards have a new design including a new nested layout and the ability to filter by Read/Unread, Date, and Name.
  • Reporting Dashboard. View, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly and easily, and get the information you need to keep your students on track throughout the course, with the new Reporting Dashboard. Available via the MyAccountingLab Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner.
  • Adaptive Learning. Not every student learns the same way and at the same rate. And now, thanks to advances in adaptive learning technology, you no longer have to teach as if they do. MyLab & Mastering with Adaptive Learning assesses student performance and activity in real time and, using data and analytics, personalizes content to reinforce concepts that target each student’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyAccountingLab. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook. For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.
  • Reporting Dashboard. Evaluate student performance across your entire department. View, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly and easily, and get the information you need to keep your students on track throughout the course, with the new Reporting Dashboard. Available via the MyAccountingLab Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner.

New to this Edition

Key Features and Content

  • New and revised “Business First” boxes provide insights into operations at well-known organizations, including Microsoft, General Electric, Southwest Airlines, Harley-Davidson, Nortel Networks, and Harvard University.
  • New and revised chapter-opening vignettes help students understand accounting’s role in current business practice. We revisit the chapter-opening company throughout the chapter so that students can see how accounting influences managers in real companies. Students will recognize many of the companies, such as Starbucks, Boeing, US Airways, McDonald’s, Nike, and Dell.
  • A problem in each chapter based on Nike’s Form 10-K. These problems illustrate how publicly available information can lead to insights about a company, its costs, and its management decisions.
  • Increased coverage of ethics, including an ethics problem in each chapter’s assignment material.
  • End-of-chapter material includes many new and significantly revised exercises and problems to provide fresh, new examples.

Chapter-by-Chapter Changes:

  • Chapter 1 emphasizes the importance of accounting information for decision makers and the role of accounting systems in control. The chapter continues to emphasize the importance of ethics in business, with a section devoted to “Ethical Conduct for Professional Accountants.” The authors shortened the discussion of entry-level careers in accounting and expanded the discussion of trends in management accounting.
  • Chapter 2 is a major update in the 16th edition. The discussion of mixed-cost and step-cost behavior has been moved up to this chapter, immediately following the discussion of fixed- and variable-cost behavior. Also, degree of operating leverage is defined and illustrated with an example.
  • Chapter 3 has been reorganized and provides a more focused discussion of cost behavior and cost estimation, as well as an enhanced examination of regression analysis.
  • Chapter 4 uses Dell as the primary example throughout the chapter, and in this edition the authors discuss Dell's strategic decision to shift their product mix away from consumer sales and toward enterprise solutions and services. The authors describe how cost management systems at Dell support strategic decisions as well as operational control. The discussion of cost categories and cost terminology has been rewritten and refined.
  • Chapter 5 features an enhanced focus on pricing, and a refined discussion of the accounting formats that aid in such decision making, namely the absorption versus contribution margin approaches. We compare and contrast these two approaches throughout the chapter.
  • Chapter 6 has been edited to enhance operating decisions and the incremental analysis framework. The decision-making focus was further emphasized and related examples and problems were revised and updated.
  • Chapter 7 emphasizes the importance of budgets for both planning and control. The second half of the chapter illustrates the details of preparing a budget using the Cooking Hut example used in previous editions.
  • Chapter 8 has been reorganized to develop variance concepts in smaller steps. Basic variance concepts and terminology are introduced at the beginning of the chapter. The example introduced at the beginning of the chapter is first used to illustrate the static-budget variances for income. Then the static-budget variance is analyzed as the sum of activity-level and flexible budget variances. Then, income variances are analyzed as more detailed revenue and cost variances. Finally, flexible-budget variances are divided into price and quantity variances (for materials and labor) or spending and efficiency variances (for variable overhead).
  • Chapter 9 includes multiple examples of performance evaluation and incentive issues for service organizations such as health-care organizations and hotels. The authors use the balance scorecard as an integrated framework to consider both financial and non-financial performance measures. The penultimate section of the chapter outlines issues of designing and implementing management control systems for service and nonprofit organizations.
  • In Chapter 10, learning objectives 4 and 5 have been revised, where objective 5 now focuses on the incentives created by alternative performance measures. The authors also revised the discussion of alternative measures of performance and profitability.
  • Chapter 11 includes a detailed, step-by-step example of calculation of net present value (NPV). The discussion of the internal rate of return formulation, and its relation to the NPV formulation, has also been expanded, though the chapter continues to primarily focus on the NPV model. The discussion of tax effects has also been further clarified.
  • Chapter 12 includes extensive revisions for clarity throughout the chapter. The general guidelines for allocating service department costs have been revised and condensed and the section showing how to apply the guidelines has been reorganized. The steps in ABC cost allocation were reduced from 4 to 3 and their description extensively revised. Finally, the discussion of which department to allocate first in step-down allocations moved from a footnote to the text.
  • Chapter 13 includes an enhanced discussion of overhead cost allocation and disposition of overhead variances. The complex discussion of variances was clarified as were the related problems and examples.
  • Chapter 14 has been revised to clarify the discussion throughout the chapter, especially regarding job-order costing and process costing. These two systems are explained in more detail, and are compared and contrasted in a more meaningful way. 
  • Chapter 15 includes updates to the General Mills examples throughout the chapters as well as to the Business First box on corporate citizenship awards. Revisions for clarity include an expanded discussion of accrued revenues and accrued expenses, a major revision of the presentation of the first 7 transactions of King Hardware, an added balance sheet after transaction 2 to show how a balance sheet changes with each transaction, and a revision of the section on nonprofit organizations.
  • In Chapter 16, in addition to updating the Nike examples throughout, there is a revised discussion of goodwill, an expanded coverage of diluted EPS, and coverage of the FASB/IASB proposal that would mandate the direct method for the cash flow statement.
  • Chapter 17 includes a new learning objective on using financial statement analysis, a new section showing how income statements and balance sheets show noncontrolling interests, and a new line in all consolidation tables to clarify the totals before eliminating entries. Finally, the authors have updated all financial statement references throughout.

This package includes MyAccountingLab, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

  • Real World Accounting Video Series. Connect course concepts to the real world. The Real World Accounting Videos feature real, emerging companies that demonstrate financial and managerial accounting concepts. Students can see how the course topics are applied in recent start-ups or companies that began small and are now a household name. These engaging videos help students further understand the course material and also demonstrate how Accounting will apply to their future careers.
  • New Question Types. MyAccountingLab offers the flexibility to assign problems through a variety of question types. That pool of types has now been enhanced to include Final Answer questions, Open Response questions, Algorithmic Testbank questions, and General Ledger questions.
  • Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyAccountingLab. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook. For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective. 

Table of Contents

I. FOCUS ON DECISION MAKING
1. Managerial Accounting, the Business Organization, and Professional Ethics  
2. Introduction to Cost Behavior and Cost-Volume Relationships 
3. Measurement of Cost Behavior  
4. Cost Management Systems and Activity-Based Costing  
5. Relevant Information for Decision Making with a Focus on Pricing Decisions  
6. Relevant Information for Decision Making with a Focus on Operational Decisions 

 

II. ACCOUNTING FOR PLANNING AND CONTROL
7. Introduction to Budgets and Preparing the Master Budget 
8. Flexible Budgets and Variance Analysis  
9. Management Control Systems and Responsibility Accounting  
10. Management Control in Decentralized Organizations  

 

III. CAPITAL BUDGETING
11. Capital Budgeting  

 

IV. PRODUCT COSTING
12. Cost Allocation  
13. Accounting for Overhead Costs 
14.  Job-Costing and Process-Costing Systems  

 

V. BASIC FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
15. Basic Accounting: Concepts, Techniques, and Conventions  
16. Understanding Corporate Annual Reports: Basic Financial Statements  
17. Understanding and Analyzing Consolidated Financial Statements