Problem solving x x
Critical evaluation x x
Knowledge of the management accounting discipline and how it is used in a variety of organizational environments x x
2.4 Method of Evaluation
Student mastery of the following learning objectives will be assessed (1) knowledge of the management accounting discipline and how it is used in a variety of organizational environments, and (2 ) Communication skills.
FINAL EXAM: YOU MUST RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE ON THIS EXAM IN ORDER TO PASS THE COURSE.
Method of posting Grades: Grades will be posted on Blackboard where student identification and passwords secure privacy. Each student will see his/her grades only. Final grades will be provided by the Registrar.
3.0 REQUIRED TEXTBOOK
Hansen, Mowen, Gekas, McConomy, Cornerstones of Cost Accounting, Nelson Education, First Canadian Edition, 2013.
4.1 Course Management
Method of Instruction will be a combination of lectures, class discussion, and problem solving
Refer to www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol135.pdf: including student responsibilities in examinations such as display of photo identification, placement of bags and coats etc.
A professor has two tasks. One is to teach, and the other is to determine how well a student has learned. Exams are for the latter purpose, and exams in this course are designed to distinguish between excellent, good, fair, and poor students. The exams are designed to eliminate "ceiling effects." An example of a ceiling effect is an easy exam. An easy exam allows both an average student as well as an excellent student to achieve an "A" grade. This sort of exam cannot distinguish the average student from the excellent one. In this course, there are no give away exams and therefore no ceiling effects. In this course the exams are designed so that all students who are reasonably prepared can pass. A much higher level of preparation is required in order for any student to achieve a very high mark.
All exams are closed-book exams unless you are told otherwise. The mid term exam is based only the material covered up to the test date. Final exams are based on the entire material covered since the beginning of the course.
Regular attendance enhances a student’s opportunities to excel in a course, so try to avoid the temptation of skipping classes. However, remember that attendance at lectures alone is not enough. Productive study is also necessary. Students can benefit considerably from lectures and interaction with other classmates.
4.4 Student email policy
Ryerson’s email policy http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol157.pdf clearly states that only Ryerson e-mail accounts are to be used for communication with students. All students, including continuing education students, have access to Ryerson email through the my.ryerson.ca site, and this is the official way in which you receive communication. You are required to register for and maintain this account. This is the only e-mail address that I will use to communicate with you.
4.5 University Policies
Academic Conduct: refer to www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol60.pdf. Your instructor will observe these policies.
Accommodations: It is essential to remind students that they need to inform faculty of any situation which arises during the semester which may have an adverse effect upon their academic performance and that they must request any necessary considerations (e.g. medical or compassionate), or accommodations [e.g. religious observance, disability (should be registered with the Access Centre), etc.] according to policies and well in advance. Failure to do so will jeopardize any academic appeals. Except in cases of accommodations for disabilities, whose documentation is handled directly by the Access Centre, all students registered in full-time and part-time