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UT Dallas Syllabus for aim6341.0g1.08f taught by Mary Beth Goodrich (goodrich)

UT Dallas Syllabus for aim6341.0g1.08f taught by Mary Beth Goodrich (goodrich)

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Course Syllabus
Course Syllabus
AIM 6341.0G1 \u2013Planning, Control and Performance Evaluation
School of Management
TheUniversity of Texas at Dallas
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AIM 6341.0G1
Course Title
Planning, Control and Performance Evaluation
Termand Date
Fall 2008
8/21/2008 \u2013 12/17/2008
Mary Beth Goodrich
Office Phone
(972) 883-4775 (Office and Voice Mail)
Other Phone
(972) 200-7809 (For urgent matters, only\u2013call only after7:00pm until
6:00am CST)
Email Address
Office Location
SM 4.220
OnlineOffice HoursBy appointment
Conf. Call Hours
By appointment
About the Instructor
Please listen to Introduction in Course on webCT and see the Introductions area of
Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
Prerequisite: AIM 6305 or instructor consent. Basic knowledge of financial and managerial
accounting is essential.
Course Description
An understanding and appreciation of management accounting and particularly applying
planning, control and performance evaluation concepts to businesses is critical for any
professional in business. This course will apply these concepts to business and not-for-profit
organizations with a multi-national focus. Topics in this course will include budgeting,
performance evaluation, modern control methods, responsibility centers, management
compensation, transfer pricing and systems to support planning, control and performance
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
The main learning objectives are:
Explain the management control environment, the typical management control process,
and how management control is applied in a variety of business structures to include
multinational organizations, service organizations, organizations that are single industry,
related diversified or unrelated diversified firms and management control of projects.
Explain the importance of strategies on the organization, organizational behavior and
impact of \u201ctone at the top\u201d on the entire organization and the importance of responsibility
Course Syllabus
centers on accounting. Describe the concepts of profit centers and business units, what
transfer pricing is, and various ways that assets are measured and controlled.
Explain and describe and apply the typical management control process which includes
strategic planning, budget preparation, analyzing performance reports, performance

measurement, management compensation and the feedback loop for continuous development of these processes. Explain how integrated accounting information systems as part of enterprise resource planning systems, suchas SAP, can help achieve the goal of efficient and effective management control of operations.


Be able to apply all the concepts mentioned above to various types of organizations to include service organizations, multinational organizations, and organizations that are single industry, related diversified or unrelated diversified firms and also in the

management control of projects within the organization.
Required Textbooks and Materials
Textbook: Management Control Systems, 12th Edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2007, Anthony /
Govindarajan, ISBN: 0073100897
Textbooks and some other bookstore materials can be ordered online throughMBS Direct
Virtual BookstoreorOff-Campus Booksonline ordering site. They are also available in stock
at theUTD Bookstoreand Off-Campus Books.
Course Policies
Student Assessments
In this course, I expect that you read all discussion postings, all course notes, listen to all

PowerPoint presentations / audio, and actively engage yourself in this course, such as posting
responses to discussion postings, such as thegraded module postingsand posting any
questions that you may have that are general in nature.

Your active participation will have a direct impact on your success in this course. You will be
tested on the knowledge you are gaining from the textbook and all methods of learning in
webCT. I hope that you enjoy the flexibility that this on-line course will give you to somewhat
self-pace yourself, but with this in mind, you need to have discipline to stay up with course

work and what is expected. I look forward to getting to know you better. Please let me know
any comments or questions you have. Your positive approach to this course, as to life in
general, will enable you to get the most out of the course.Here\u2019s to a great semester!

Grading Information
Weights/ Grade Breakdown
Posting of Introduction in discussions
during first week(Get to Know You
Document in WebCT)
Graded Module Postings(h)
Team Case Study Research, Analysis,
Presentation and Facilitation(Appendix
Course Syllabus
Grading criteria
Scaled Score
Letter Equivalent
100 \u201390%
490\u2013441 points out of 490
89 \u201380%
440 \u2013392 points out of 490
79 \u201370%
391 \u2013343 points out of 490
Below 69%
Less than 342 points out of
Accessing Grades
Students can check their grades by clicking \u201cMy Grades\u201d under Course Tools after the grade for
each assessment task is released.
Graded Participation/Discussions
Posting of Introduction
You must post your introduction(either your own short introduction of use the \u201cGet to Know
You\u201d form)in discussions by the due date and time. This is worth up to 10 points, assuming you
completely answer all required questions. You will receive\u20135 points for one day to one week
late or-10 points (grade of 0) if later than one week.
Graded Module Postings
Your active participation will have a direct impact on your success in this course and will be
graded as follows:
There are 3 Modules of the course. In each Module, you must have at least 2 value added
discussion postings relatedto the CASES (DISCUSSION CASES AND/OR TEAM CASES) in

the related GRADED MODULE POSTING sections. These must be posted during the time
frames specified on the syllabus and must be posted on DIFFERENT DAYS and RELATED TO
DIFFERENT CASES so you are demonstrating that you are keeping up with the course
throughout the semester, with at leastone being a response to the posting of another person.
The number of discussion postings should not be excessive and should be relevant to the

course content (you can postmore than 2 for each Module). The grading for this will be up to
10 points for each value added posting up to 20 points for each part.
Grading will be as follows:

Module 1: 20(minimum 2 postings on 2 different days on 2 different cases) Module 2: 20(minimum 2 postings on 2 different days on 2 different cases) Module 3: 20(minimum 2 postings on 2 different days on 2 different cases)

Teaming Evaluation Points (Appendix B)
0 (or\u2013or + points)
Team Planning Document (Appendix C)20
Test #1
Test #2
Cumulative Proctored Final Exam (Test

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