Insegnamento a.a. 2017-2018

30007 - PROGRAMMAZIONE E CONTROLLO / MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING


CLEAM - CLEF - CLES-BESS - BIEF - BIEM - BIG - CLEACC
Dipartimento di Accounting / Department of Accounting


Per la lingua del corso verificare le informazioni sulle classi/
For the instruction language of the course see class group/s below

Vai alle classi/Go to class group/s: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 11 - 12 - 31 - 32

CLEAM (6 cfu - II sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/07)
Docente responsabile dell'insegnamento/Course Director:
ANGELO DITILLO

Classi: 1 (II sem.) - 2 (II sem.) - 3 (II sem.) - 4 (II sem.) - 5 (II sem.) - 6 (II sem.) - 7 (II sem.) - 8 (II sem.)
Docenti responsabili delle classi:
Classe 1: GIOVANNI PAOLO TOMASI, Classe 2: LUCA GHEZZI, Classe 3: GIANLUCA MELONI, Classe 4: ANNA ISIDE PISTONI, Classe 5: MARCO MORELLI, Classe 6: MASSIMO AIELLI, Classe 7: ANGELO DITILLO, Classe 8: FRANCO FLAVIO MIROGLIO

Classe/i impartita/e in lingua italiana

Obiettivi formativi del corso
Il corso sviluppa le conoscenze di base in merito alle fondamentali metodologie di programmazione e controllo, finalizzate alla produzione delle informazioni necessarie per orientare i processi di gestione e decisione, per impostare analisi economiche su particolari aspetti della gestione, per orientare la valutazione delle performance e supportare la gestione per obiettivi. In questo quadro, particolare attenzione viene posta sulle modalità di determinazione e analisi dei costi di produzione, e sui criteri di impiego delle informazioni di costo nelle tipiche decisioni di azienda. Un ulteriore ambito di studio riguarda i meccanismi di pianificazione e budgeting e di valutazione delle performance di specifiche dimensioni di analisi (linee di prodotto, unità organizzative, ecc.), unitamente ai principali strumenti di misurazione economica a supporto dell'attuazione delle strategie d'impresa. Il corso è organizzato in modo da sviluppare capacità di utilizzo delle metodologie di analisi quantitativa che costituiscono il fondamento dei sistemi di controllo direzionale.

Risultati di Apprendimento Attesi
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Programma sintetico del corso
  • L'attività di programmazione e controllo di gestione nelle aziende e le principali classificazioni dei costi analizzate in relazione a specifiche finalità conoscitive.
  • I metodi di rilevazione e calcolo dei costi di produzione in relazione alle diverse tipologie di processi produttivi (calcolo dei costi per commessa e per processo).
  • I sistemi a costi standard, l’analisi delle varianze e la valutazione delle performance di unità operative e combinazioni economiche particolari (prodotti, canali, mercati), il modello di balanced scorecard per la valutazione delle performance aziendali.
  • I metodi e le logiche di governo dei costi, con particolare riguardo all'analisi costi-volumi-risultati, al calcolo economico nelle decisioni operative.
  • Il budget e la programmazione della gestione: gli strumenti e le metodologie alla base della costruzione dei budget operativi, dei budget finanziari e dei budget degli investimenti.
  • I sistemi di gestione per obiettivi e i meccanismi di responsabilizzazione economica: criteri di segmentazione dell'azienda in aree di responsabilità, le tipologie di centri di responsabilità economica, i prezzi di trasferimento e la valutazione delle performance operative.

Modalità didattiche
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Modalità di accertamento dell'apprendimento

Descrizione dettagliata delle modalità d'esame
L'accertamento dell'apprendimento si basa sullo svolgimento di una prova scritta articolata sull'insieme dei temi che costituiscono oggetto del corso.
L'esame generale può essere sostituito da due prove scritte parziali che vengono svolte, rispettivamente, a metà e alla fine del corso.

Testi d'esame
  • C.T. HORNGREN, G.L. SUNDEM, W.O. STRATTON, et al., Programmazione e Controllo, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2016.
Altri supporti didattici utili per la preparazione degli studenti:
  • F. GASPARINI, Programmazione e Controllo. Guida allo svolgimento di esercizi e problemi, Pearson, 2016.
Modificato il 23/03/2017 10:40

CLEF (6 cfu - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLES-BESS (6 cfu - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BIEF (6 cfu - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BIEM (6 cfu - I sem. - OBS  |  SECS-P/07) - BIG (6 cfu - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07)
Docente responsabile dell'insegnamento/Course Director:
MASSIMO AIELLI

Classes: 31 (I sem.) - 32 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: MASSIMO AIELLI, Class 32: FRANCO FLAVIO MIROGLIO

Class group/s taught in English

Course Objectives

This course emphasizes the use of accounting information for internal planning and control purposes. The course is intended as an introduction for individuals who make business decisions and evaluate the performance of business units using data obtained from the accounting system.
The course covers the vocabulary and mechanics of cost accounting, basic issues involved in the design of a cost accounting system, and the role of management accounting in decisions concerning resource allocation and performance evaluation.
Lessons generally consist of an overview of each topic and the discussion of incidents, cases and exercises.


Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary
Introduction to Management Accounting Concepts
  • Discuss the evolution of management accounting.
  • Define and illustrate cost objects, direct costs, and indirect costs.
  • Understand the associations between cost drivers, variable costs, fixed costs, and the major assumptions underlying the definitions of variable and fixed costs.
  • Review the concepts of contribution margin, breakeven point, and cost-volume-profit analysis.
Cost Accounting Systems
  • Distinguish between job costing and process costing, and relate their value to the nature of the underlying production process.
  • Introduce cost allocation and the computation of overhead rates.
Activity-Based Costing and Cost Allocation
  • Understand the differences between traditional cost systems and Activity-Based Costing (ABC).
  • Apply ABC concepts in an actual decision-making context to understand the effect of cost accounting methods on perceived product profitability, and the use of ABC data in operational and marketing decisions.
Budgets and Standard Cost Systems - Analysis of Variances
  • Introduce flexible budgets and standard costs as aids for planning and control.
  • Analyze the relationships between planning, programming and budgeting systems.
  • Understand the functioning of standard costing systems.
  • Learn how variances between actual and standard costs can be broken into price and efficiency variances to assist in assigning responsibility and examining the variances' causes.
  • Explain the computation and meaning of volume variances and the effects of capacity utilization on performance evaluation.
Decentralization and Performance Measurement
  • Introduce the reasons behind decentralization and understand the concept and various forms of responsibility accounting.
  • Examine more generally the nature of performance evaluation in business units.
  • Understand the nature of intra-firm transactions and the importance of proper accounting for them.
  • Analyze the optimality of various methods of determining prices for such transactions (transfer pricing policies).

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students
The exam is written. It is also possible to take two partial exams, one by the middle and one by the end of the course. The good result of the two partial exams can replace the final written exam. The exams will be class specifics.

For non attending students
Written exam.

Textbooks
  • C.T. HORNGREN, G.L. SUNDEM, W.O. STRATTON, et al., Introduction to Management Accounting, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2014, 16th edition, chapters 1-14.
Last change 23/03/2017 10:40

CLEACC (6 cfu - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/07)
Docente responsabile dell'insegnamento/Course Director:
GIOVANNI PAOLO TOMASI

Classes: 11 (I sem.) - 12 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 11: GIOVANNI PAOLO TOMASI, Class 12: MARCO MORELLI

Class group/s taught in English

Course Objectives
This course emphasizes the use of accounting information for internal planning and control purposes. The course is intended as an introduction for individuals who make business decisions and evaluate the performance of business units using data obtained from the accounting system. The course covers the vocabulary and mechanics of cost accounting, basic issues involved in the design of a cost accounting system, and the role of management accounting in decisions concerning resource allocation and performance evaluation. Lessons generally consist of an overview of each topic and the discussion of incidents, cases and exercises.

Intended Learning Outcomes
Click here to see the ILOs of the course

Course Content Summary
Introduction to Management Accounting Concepts
  • Discuss the evolution of management accounting.
  • Define and illustrate cost objects, direct costs, and indirect costs.
  • Understand the associations between cost drivers, variable costs, fixed costs, and the major assumptions underlying the definitions of variable and fixed costs.
  • Review the concepts of contribution margin, breakeven point, and cost-volume-profit analysis.
Cost Accounting Systems
  • Distinguish between job costing and process costing, and relate their value to the nature of the underlying production process.
  • Introduce cost allocation and the computation of overhead rates.
  • Activity-Based Costing and Cost Allocation.
  • Understand the differences between traditional cost systems and Activity-Based Costing (ABC).
  • Apply ABC concepts in an actual decision-making context to understand the effect of cost accounting methods on perceived product profitability, and the use of ABC data in operational and marketing decisions.
Budgets and Standard Cost Systems - Analysis of Variances
  • Introduce flexible budgets and standard costs as aids for planning and control.
  • Analyze the relationships between planning, programming and budgeting systems.
  • Understand the functioning of standard costing systems.
  • Learn how variances between actual and standard costs can be broken into price and efficiency variances to assist in assigning responsibility and examining the variances' causes.
  • Explain the computation and meaning of volume variances and the effects of capacity utilization on performance evaluation.
Decentralization and Performance Measurement
  • Introduce the reasons behind decentralization and understand the concept and various forms of responsibility accounting.
  • Examine more generally the nature of performance evaluation in business units. Understand the nature of intra-firm transactions and the importance of proper accounting for them.
  • Analyze the optimality of various methods of determining prices for such transactions (transfer pricing policies).

Teaching methods
Click here to see the teaching methods

Assessment methods
Click here to see the assessment methods

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students
The exam is written. It is also possible to take two partial exams, one by the middle and one by the end of the course. The good result of the two partial exams can replace the final written exam.

For non attending students
Written exam.

Textbooks
  • C. DRURY, Management Accounting for Business, Cengage Learning, 2016, 6th edition.
Last change 12/05/2017 12:31