• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month


In this Managerial Accounting - Cost Behaviors, Systems, and Analysis offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, you will learn how to use accounting to facilitate and align decisions made by owners, managers, and employees. 

You will learn how accountants create, organize, interpret, and communicate information that improves internal processes, and allows organizations to identify and leverage opportunities to create value within the supply chain and with customers. 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what managerial accounting is and why it is important. 
  • Describe fundamental concepts of managerial accounting. 
  • Apply the financial perspective of accounting for costs.
  • Identify problems associated with relying on financial accounting information for internal decision making. 
  • Organize cost information according to the decision-making needs of the organization.
  • Apply activity-based costing (ABC) and recognize the influence of setting and decision characteristics on the relevance of ABC systems.
  • Address common "what-if" questions using cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis. 
  • Apply CVP analysis in a variety of scenarios.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 15 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Course Overview and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Costing Systems - Elements and Design
  • Costing Systems - Activity-Based Costing
  • Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) Analysis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


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