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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.





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 87338

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Mar 09 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 09 Online


Deborah Schell

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. a. Internet delivery format. b. Department Approval Needed. c. This section is reserved for students enrolled in either the Risk Management or PART-TIME Marketing Management diploma programs. d. Students must receive approval to register into this course. For approval, please send an email to that includes your BCIT student ID number and a brief explanation of why you wish to register in the course.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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 Fundamentals
    Full-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Business Management - Advanced Diploma
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Diploma
  3. General Insurance and Risk Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  4. Marketing Management (Entrepreneurship Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  5. Marketing Management (General Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  6. Marketing Management (Marketing Communications Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  7. Marketing Management (Professional Real Estate Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  8. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  9. 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.

Winter 2020

Books for Winter 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Accounting For Managers Cdn Edition
Author Collier
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-11803-796-6
Price $165.50


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