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FMGT 2152 - Accounting for Management

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course focuses on the context of accounting and the use of accounting information for decision making, planning, and control. It will examine how managers can utilize the tools of economics, forecasting, accounting/finance, and decision theory to aid in these critical decisions. The course will consider how differences and changes in the internal operating conditions and in the external political-economic environment can affect a manager's resource allocation decisions. Topics include incremental analysis, short- and long-run decision-making and financial analysis.





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 62381

Sat Jun 09 - Sat Aug 04 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 09 - Aug 04 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY SW01 Rm. 2045


Tim Edwards

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Class WILL BE held on Saturday, June 30th (Canada Day weekend), and Saturday, August 4th (BC Day weekend).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate the role of financial accounting from managerial accounting.
  • Interpret accounting and its relationship to shareholder value and corporate governance.
  • Demonstrate accounting and financial transactions within an accounting and information system.
  • Construct and differentiate various financial reports.
  • Interpret financial reports and alternative perspectives.
  • Use accounting information for management and inventory control.
  • Apply accounting information in making marketing, operating, and human resource decisions.
  • Justify strategic investment decisions and demonstrate capital budgeting techniques.
  • Assess the performance evaluation of business units.
  • Prepare operating budgets and differentiate various budgetary controls.
  • Evaluate strategic management accounting.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

FMGT 2152 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Business Management Studies (BMS)
    Full-time   Associate Certificate
  2. General Insurance and Risk Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Marketing Management (Entrepreneurship Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  4. Marketing Management (General Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  5. Marketing Management (Marketing Communications Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  6. Marketing Management (Professional Real Estate Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  7. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  8. Marketing Management (Tourism Management Option)
    Full-time   Diploma

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Accounting for Managers
Author Paul M.; Kizan, Sandy M.; Schumann, Eckhard Collier
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-11803-796-6
Price $165.50
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Ebook Accounting For Managers Digital Option ( 180 Days)
Author Collier
Copyright 2013
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-11857-930-5
Price $75.50
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