Form NC:

New Course Proposal





Form NC #:





I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (see instructions).

Mgmt 3133 f. Managerial Accounting. (4cr; QP--1212; SP—2102) Managerial accounting is designed to help managers assess needed information to carry out three essential functions in an organization: planning operations, controlling activities, and making decisions. The emphasis of this course is placed on cost behaviors, various product costing methods, cost-volume-profit relationships, budgeting and control through standard costs, and other quantitative techniques used by management.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with various accounting tools that are essential in a decision-making process that leads to the successful operation of an organization.

(This course is to replace the two 2 credit Managerial Accounting courses (Mgmt 3131 and Mgmt 3132). The material does not lend it self well to two separate courses in that the second course (Mgmt 3132) cannot be taken without having taken the first course (Mgmt 3131). One needs the information of both courses to say the objectives of Managerial Accounting have been adequately covered.)

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Fall, 2001

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Joan Reicosky

Is course repeatable? (if yes, give max cr)


To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

Mgmt 3213

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):


Course requires:(check all that apply):


Laboratory sections


Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

The goals of this course are: identify the role of accounting in a decision-making process, relate accounting information to other management courses, and illustrate and practice various accounting tools used in a decision

How will you ASSESS the success of this course in achieving the GOALS described above?

Students will do a series of accounting problems that illustrate the various tools discussed. Class discussion/presentations and written assignments will relate material to various other management courses. There will be examinations over the total classroom material.

V. GER Exception Request

If no GER category is being designated for this course, give rationale for exception:

This course does not meet any of the criteria of the GER categories.

VI. Honors Rationale

If an Honors course, please outline how your proposed course will fit the Honors Program guidelines.


Regular Approval Process:

For long-term approval, curricular change forms must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):



Step #




Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)




Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)




Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)




Campus Assembly approves. (New courses become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval.)