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Management Information MA1

This module will introduce the basic cost information required for management accounting. You will develop the knowledge and ability to recognise, collect and record basic cost and revenue information for planning and control including the use of spreadsheets in management accounting.


The nature and purpose of cost andmanagement accounting
1. Nature of business organisation and theaccounting systems
2. Nature and purpose of managementinformation

Source documents and coding
1. Sources of information
2 Coding system

Cost classification and measurement
1. Cost classification and behaviour
2 Cost units, cost centres, profit centres and investment centres

Recording costs
1. Accounting for materials
2. Accounting for labour
3. Accounting for other expenses
4 Accounting for product costs

Providing information
1 Information for comparison
2 Reporting management information

The spreadsheet system
1 Spreadsheet system overview
2 Using computer spreadsheets
3 Presenting information in spreadsheets

The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer-based or paper based examination. Questions will assess all parts of the syllabus and will include both computational and non computational elements. The examination will consist of 50 two-mark questions.


Course Details

Course Number: FIA2
Course Fee: £79.00
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