Why choose St Mary's University?
Why choose St Mary's University
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Set yourself apart in the fast-paced financial world with St Marys’ 100% online MBA in Accounting
The accounting specialisation comprises three courses designed to develop your advanced knowledge in managerial accounting, cost accounting and financial statement analysis. You will learn how to use capital budgeting to assess the potential cash inflows and outflows of specific business decisions, determine and control costs by tracking expenditures and revenues, and review and analyse financial statements to ensure better economic decision-making through resource allocation, performance, and achievement of strategic objectives.
You’ll develop your capacity to:
- apply managerial accounting concepts to real-world business problems, support decision-making and evaluate financial accounting information
- analyse cost behaviour patterns, including fixed, variable, and mixed costs; design costing systems and assess their impact on product cost and profitability
- develop budgets, identify cash flow issues, cost control, and performance measurement
- optimise inventory control and cost efficiency using inventory valuation and management methods
- use variance analysis to evaluate performance, identify variance causes, recommend corrective actions, and determine product costs using cost analysis techniques
- analyse the relationship between cost accounting and financial reporting and its impact on decision-making and business strategy
- understand how the four basic financial statements interrelate and are used to assess financial performance
- apply quantitative and qualitative techniques to financial accounting information. Identify cost-saving opportunities, optimise resource allocation, and drive organisational growth and sustainability.
And grow your career
With a programme designed for you
- cost behaviour
- manufacturing versus non-manufacturing costs
- analysis costing systems
- preparation of a cost of goods manufactured and sold schedule
- creation of static and flexible budgets
- variance analysis
- evaluation of capital investments.
Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.