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FMGT 3224 - Managerial Accounting (OPMT)

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

Designed to give non-accounting majors an appreciation of the uses and limitations of cost and managerial accounting in the decision-making processes of an organization. Emphasis will be placed on identifying the relevance of this discipline to other functional areas: capital budgeting, production planning, cost minimization, contribution maximization, pricing and marketing policies. Concepts will be related to both manufacturing and knowledge-based, service business environments. Students will study a variety of analytical techniques that can be applied to financial and operational data to support management decisions.


FMGT 2100





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 45527

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 09 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Thu 18:15 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 205


Tim Edwards

Course Outline




  1. Class WILL NOT be held on September 30th (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) & Thursday, November 11th (Remembrance Day).
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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, the student will be able to:

  • Describe why the manager needs management accounting information.
  • Identify and give examples of cost types and classifications according to differing management needs.
  • Prepare a cost of goods manufactured and cost of goods schedule.
  • Analyze a mixed cost, using the least-squares method.
  • Calculate the effect of a change in activity on both total and unit costs.
  • Prepare an income statement using the contribution margin approach.
  • Distinguish between process costing and job order costing, and identify companies that would use each method.
  • Compute and apply predetermined overhead rates.
  • Use a job-order costing system.
  • Explain the major differences between activity based costing and a traditional costing system.
  • Prepare all the components of a Master Budget (with emphasis on the Cash Budget).
  • Compute variances from standard cost and explain their significance.
  • Prepare performance reports incorporating flexible budgets.
  • Compute and evaluate relevant performance measures for controlling decentralized operations.
  • Compute the breakeven point and use CVP formulae to determine the activity level needed to achieve a desired net profit figure.
  • Prepare analysis and make recommendations in several typical business decision scenarios where relevant costs are at issue: whether to keep or replace old equipment, whether a product line or other organizational segment should be dropped or retained, whether a business should make-or-buy its products or components, whether a special order should be accepted, and what is the most profitable use of a constrained resource.
  • Determine the acceptability of an investment project using the net present value method, and other evaluation models commonly used to assess outlays on long-term projects.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

FMGT 3224 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Administration (General Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  2. Business Administration (Global Studies Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  3. Business Administration (Human Resources Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  4. Business Administration (Management Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  5. Business Administration (Marketing Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  6. Business Operations Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  7. Computerized Accounting
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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