Cost Management

llsmg2005  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Cost Management
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
The first part of the course will explain what is a balance sheet, the double entry principle, the accounting process, the closing postings. It will describe the functioning of the main accounts of the balance sheet and the income statement. It will also focus on the accounting record of specific transactions such as depreciation and amortization, investment and divestment in fixed tangible assets, purchases, sales , inventories,' The second part of the course will explain the existing methods to analyze existing financial accounting statements. The third part will be an introduction to management accounting, in particular to direct costing, full costing

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Having regard to the LO of the programme X, this activity contributes to the development and acquisition of the following LO:
  • 1. Corporate citizenship 1.1. 'Look critically ' 1.3. Decide and act responsibly ' 2. Combine knowledge 2.1. Master a core knowledge.. 2.3. Articulate the acquired knowledge from different areas of management 2.4. Articulate management knowledge with other areas ' 2.5. Articulate and apply the acquired knowledge ' 3. A scientific and pragmatic approach 3.1. Conduct an analytical reasoning ' 3.2. Collect, select and analyze information , ' 3.3.Consider problems using a pragmatic approach , ' 3.5.Produce implementable solutions' 5. Work in intedisciplinary environment 5.1.Understand the inner workings of an organization ' 5.2.Position ... the functioning of an organization, in its ...socio-economic dimensions' 5.3.Understand and establish their own role and scope for action ' 7.Apply management topics to its business 7.1. Integrate the 6 management topics .. in its actiivity, project' 7.2. Clearly define the aims of its activity ' 7.3. Disseminate rigorous management approach ' 8. Listening and Communication 9. Enlargment of its own competencies 9.1. Personal development ' 9.2. Quick and autonomous study'
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • - Understanding and application of the basic management accounting concepts.- Understanding and application of several cost calculation methods. - Understanding and application of a budget system. - Understanding and application of a BSC.
BERLAND N., DE RONGE Y. (2019), Contrôle de gestion, Perspectives stratégiques et managériales, 4ème édition, Pearson. non obligatoire
DE RONGE, Y. (2013). Comptabilité de gestion. 3ème édition, Edition De Boeck. non obligatoire
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Management