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Introduction to Managerial Accounting

The Complete Managerial Accounting course for Business majors and MBA students. Learn about cost drivers, break-even points, cash budgets and more!

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Managerial Accounting is the study of internal financial information that can influence decision-making. It's the follow up course to Financial Accounting, that can prove to be more difficult for students. We designed the course to act as a perfect supplement for those taking Managerial/Management Accounting in University or College. We'll walk you through the theory, providing examples and questions that will keep you engaged.

The first part of the course will cover:

  • Cost Measurement and Cost Behavior
  • The Design of Cost Functions
  • Fixed Costs, Variable Costs and Mixed Costs
  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Handling Direct and Indirect Costs

The second part will cover:

  • Activity-Based Costing for Overhead Costs
  • Preparing Cash Budgets
  • Variance Analysis
  • Support Departments: Direct, Step-Down and Reciprocal Method
  • And much more!


Your Instructor


Dave Burrell
Dave Burrell

I worked on my BComm, majoring in Accounting and Finance at Ryerson University and am currently a CPA student. I've run Notepirate (an accounting and finance website) for 5 years and have worked as an Accounting and Finance educator for 6 years. My videos have been used by countless CPA websites and continuing education websites like TVO's, Independent Learning Center (ILC.org).

Growing up in Toronto (Canada) I started my Accounting education in high school at North Toronto Collegiate. Like many of you, I struggled to master the fundamentals of Accounting which eventually lead to me being frustrated and confused. I understand this feeling, that you might be having too well.

During the summer I took some time to go back and re-read everything from the beginning. I focused on the fundamentals specifically, because everything you learn in Accounting is derived from them. This provided a strong foundation for me to teach Accounting because of my original confusion with the subject but also my subsequent clarity of the subject.

When I explain concepts, you're going to see that I not only provide lectures on the subject, but also provide a deep understanding of the material.

Accounting and finance has not only influenced my professional life but also my personal life. Decisions are made on a daily basis. I believe that a strong education in Accounting and Finance equips us with the know how to make sound decisions.



Class Curriculum


  Managerial Accounting Introduction
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  Types of Costs, Cost Drivers and The Relevant Range
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  Activity-Based Costing Systems
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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