Cost Analysis and Management
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
SECS-P/07 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTING STUDIES
Secondo semestre (lauree) dal Feb 20, 2023 al May 31, 2023.
The course supplies the conceptual and methodological basis of cost analysis and management, by developing knowledge and skills to apply them in real business contexts. It aims to teach the students the purpose and functioning of the main cost accounting tools and the calculation of different margins and economic results. At the end of the course, students should be able to design a cost accounting system, to calculate the cost of a product or of other cost objects, with traditional methods and with Activity Based Costing, and in different production contexts; to calculate standard costs and variances on actual costs, to use cost information and margins for management decisions.
1. Management control and cost measurement systems
2. Measuring the full cost of the product
3. Activity Based Costing
4. Product costs in order productions and in continuous flow processes
5. Cost measurement systems based on estimates values
7. Measurement systems based on direct variable costs and operative risk conditions
8. Economic information supporting short-term decision making
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The course consists of frontal lessons dedicated to theoretical basis of management control and exercises on management control tools (cost accounting, cost of products, what if analysis, budgeting…).
Further materials (slides, exercises) will be uploaded on e-learning platform.
Learning assessment procedures
The final exam is a written test, composed of both exercises and theoretical questions. There are no mid-term exams during the course; the exam will be the same for both attending and non-attending students.
The exam is aimed at checking the knowledge of the topics in the course program and the ability to apply the cost control tools to the different cases included in the exercises.
Criteria for the composition of the final grade
The valuation is entirely determined by the final exam's result.