UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

Gain the tools to evaluate business expenses and interpret financial information for improved decision-making

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

The ability to use practical financial tools and calculations to analyse and control business costs.

2

An understanding of the concepts of job costing, contract costing, and process costing.

3

The skills to perform a cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis and manage funds through budgeting.

4

A certificate from Africa’s leading university1 as proof of your cost and management accounting competencies.

1 QS Top Universities (Jan, 2020).

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1: Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting
Explore the concepts of cost and management accounting including cost centres, costing systems, and techniques.

Module 2: Absorption and Variable Costing
Learn how to calculate absorption and variable costing.

Module 3: Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
Learn how to perform a cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis.

Module 4: Budgeting
Find out how to compile a budget for a product.

Module 5: Inventory Management
Discover the techniques of inventory management and how to apply it to a business.

Module 6: Costing Systems
Discover the different costing systems and how to apply them in a business.

Module 7: Standard Costing
Learn to calculate and analyse a standard cost.

Module 8: The Evaluation of Business Decisions
Discover how to make informed business decisions and perform relevant costing.

COURSE CONVENORS

Richard Mellon

Senior Lecturer, College of Accounting, UCT

After completing his articles, during which he specialised in the financial services sector, Mellon joined UCT’s College of Accounting. He currently convenes and teaches management accounting and finance at the postgraduate level, and business analysis and governance at the undergraduate level. Mellon also lectures at the UCT Graduate School of Business, where he facilitates a module for the MBA programme, as well as a module for the master’s in international finance for students from the University of Amsterdam. He has completed his master’s in financial management and has a Postgraduate Diploma in tax law from UCT.

Jacqueline Dean

Lecturer, College of Accounting, UCT

Dean holds a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting, a Postgraduate Diploma in accounting, a Higher Diploma in taxation and an MCom (Financial Management) from UCT. She worked as an assistant lecturer and financial statement analyst at UCT before moving into a supervisor role at Ernst & Young. Dean returned to UCT to lecture in 2015. She is involved in both undergrad and postgraduate courses in the management accounting and finance section at UCT, as well as the board courses (ITC and APC).

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