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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 15.521 (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Management Accounting and Control 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Sloan School of Management 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Joseph Weber 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 15.521 Management Accounting and Control

    Spring 2003

    Course Highlights

    Because this course focuses on how managers use accounting information to make decisions, it is taught with a mix of theory -- as shown in the full set of lecture notes -- and real world applications, including a thorough final exam. Students work by themselves and in groups to write recommendations to the case studies.

    Course Description

    This course examines management accounting and related analytical methodologies for decision making and control in profit-directed organizations. It also defines product costing, budgetary control systems, and performance evaluation systems for planning, coordinating, and monitoring the performance of a business. This course defines principles of measurement and develops framework for assessing behavioral dimensions of control systems; impact of different managerial styles on motivation and performance in an organization.

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