The strategic importance of management accounting information is increasingly recognized in the fast-paced and globally competitive business environment. The information is used extensively as key decision-making criteria in leading organizations. The Management Accounting concentration focuses specifically on contemporary management accounting and financial decision making.
The program centers on theories and concepts, advanced technical knowledge and skills, and familiarization with the increasingly sophisticated tools and methodologies necessary for the management accountant. This program is flexible and accommodates those with or without previous accounting or business backgrounds. Once accepted into the program, you're encouraged to apply for the Certified Management Accountant examination.
The Management Accounting curriculum covers a variety of topics, including:
- Activity-based management
- Business process re-engineering
- Continuous quality improvement
- Financial process re-engineering
- Performance management
- Strategic cost management
- Strategic uses of information technology
- Total quality improvement
- Value-adding processes