Management Accounting

By Prof. Anil K. Sharma   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 2399
Management accounting is a subject of recent origin which has facilitated the managerial decision making more effectively and efficiently. The tools & techniques of management accounting are very useful for strategic managerial decisions facilitating cost control, profit maximization, organizational planning and control. Innovative costing techniques like ABC and responsibility accounting help the business organizations to sustain in a competitive global scenario and expand their product lines and markets. Management control systems help the businesses to use their scarce resources efficiently and effectively and contribute in the maximization of the firm value

INTENDED AUDIENCE: M.Com, MBA, MFC, CA, ICWA, CS, Working professionals in the area of finance. 
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:   All companies working in any area would value this course
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Management accounting-relevance and rationale, Major differences between Management Accounting,Financial Accounting & Cost Accounting, Historical development of Management Accounting as  subject of academic interest, Uses & Applications of Management Accounting in managerial decision making,    Cost sheet or statement of cost -  Concept & rationale
Week 2: Preparation of cost sheet, Treatment of stock in cost sheet, Budgeting as tool of Management Accounting -Uses & applications, Different types of Budget - Master budget, Flexible budget & cash budget.
Week 3: Master Budget - Methods of preparing master budget, Case studies
Week 4: Master Budget - Case studies (contd), Flexible Budget - Concept & rationale, uses and          applications of flexible budgets. Major differences between Master & Flexible budgets, methods of preparing flexible budget
Week 5: Methods of preparing flexible budget, Standard costing - Concept & rationale, Major differences between budgets & standard costing, Tool & techniques of standard costing.
Week 6: Variance analysis - Analysis of Material, labor & overhead variances.        
Week 7: Variance analysis - a case study, Marginal Costing - Meaning and rationale, Tools & techniques of Marginal Costing
Week 8: Applications of marginal costing in management decision making
Week 9: Marginal costing - a case study, Activity based costing (ABC) -Concept, Methods/Techniques of ABC, ABC in Manufacturing industry.
Week 10:ABC in Manufacturing industry and service industry
Week 11:Management Control system - Tools & Techniques
Week 12:Responsibility accounting. Concept & Rationale, responsibility centres, goal congruence, managerial efforts and motivation; Controllability and measurement of financial performance, responsibility accounting in service, government and non-profit organizations.

Books and references

1. Horngreen, C.T., Sundem, G.L. and Stratton, W.O., “Introduction to Management Accounting”, 13th Edition,  PHI.
2. Bamber, L.S., Braun, K.W. and Harrison, T.W., “Managerial Accounting, Pearson Education.
3. Hansen, D.R. and  Mowen, M.M., “Management Accounting”, 7th Edition,  Thomson South Western.
4. Khan, M.Y. and Jain, P.K., “Management Accounting”, 4th Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill.
5. Louder, J.G. and Holmen, J.S. “Managerial Accounting”, 10th Edition, Thomson South Western.

Instructor bio

Prof. Anil K. Sharma

IIT Roorkee
Dr. Anil K. Sharma a Professor in the area of Finance & Accounting in the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee is M. Com and M. Phil, First Class First and Gold Medalist and Ph.D. in Financial Management from Panjab University Chandigarh. He is working at IIT Roorkee for the past more than 17 years and has more than 24 years teaching experience in total. His area of interest is finance and accounting and he has equally goods interest in research in the same area. He has published more than 125 research papers in International and National refereed journals and refereed conferences. He has been awarded best paper award for his paper presented in an international conference in Thailand. He is the editorial board member for three International Journals and reviewer to more than twenty International and national Journals.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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