SHEB502 Management Accounting


Management accounting serves the multiple information needs of managers. It consists of accounting tools

and techniques for gathering and reporting financial, production, and distribution data to meet management information needs. In light of the constantly changing conditions in the local and global business environment, managers need to obtain information about these changes, interpret it and use it in their planning and decision-making in order for their business to remain competitive.

Upon completion of the module, the students should be able to analyse and produce a budget with its various components, understand the concepts behind manufacturing costing systems and know the operational logic of adjusting the net working capital of a company.

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Business Studies (Joint programme with The University of Sheffield)


Violeta Sfouri
Assoc. prof. Stanislava Georgieva, PhD
Milena Malinovska

Course Description:


By the end of the module, a student will be able to:

- Know how to treat manufacturing product costs and period costs in relation to the financial statements.

- Understand profoundly the nature of manufacturing overhead and know the major approaches of overhead allocation to production.

- Apply and understand the contrasts between Job Order Costing and Activity Based Costing and apply them to calculate manufacturing costs and cost per individual production item.

- Execute a master budget of a company. Understand the composition of the operational budgets and the links between them and the pro-forma statements.

- Know the major sources of short-term financing, the characteristics of the various current assets, current liabilities.

- Analyses the levels of net working capital and understands its significance and impact on the liquidity and profitability of a company.
Successful completion of the course "Principles of Accounting"

Full-time Programmes

Types of Courses:

Language of teaching:


  1. Introduction to Management Accounting
  2. Manufacturing Overhead
  3. Product Costing Systems (Job Order Costing and Activity Based Costing)
  4. Short-run Financial Analysis (Cost-Volume-Profit)
  5. The Budgeting Process
  6. Revision


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