Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: ACCT-2302- Section: 71
Principles of Managerial Accounting II
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Instructor Information
Instructor Leanna Odom
Phone(409) 984-6129
Location:Business Office - Room: 129
Hours:Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (virtual appointments available)
Finance and Operations
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of managerial accounting appropriate for all organizations. Students will study information from the entity's accounting system relevant to decisions made by internal managers, as distinguished from information relevant to users who are external to the company. The emphasis is on the identification and assignment of product costs, operational budgeting and planning, cost control, and management decision making. Topics include product costing methodologies, cost behavior, operational and capital budgeting, and performance evaluation.
Prerequisites Successful completion of ACCT 2301.
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.


PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.

Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.

PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.


PSLO4: Apply accounting concepts and budgeting techniques to analyze and interpret information; interpret costs and managerial accounting systems; recognize, solve and apply accounting transactions using GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).

Core Objectives 1.    Understand accounting terminology and use correctly in accounting situations. (PSLO, ALPHA, PSLO 4) Measured by pretest and post-test.

2.    Demonstrate and apply knowledge of additional financial accounting concepts, procedures, and uses of managerial accounting. (PSLO 1, 3, 4, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, and quizzes.

3.    Apply budgeting techniques. (PSLO 3, 4) Measured by embedded questions in tests and quizzes.

4.    Interpret cost and managerial accounting systems. (PSLO 1, 3, 4) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, and homework.

5.    Expand accounting principles reasoning skills and develop convincing accounting arguments.(PSLO 1, 2, 3, 4) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, and homework.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

College Accounting, A Practical Approach plus MyAccounting Lab with Pearson e-Text— access Card Package, 14/E, by Jeffrey Slater, 14th edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9780134833187.
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Assignment/Exam Schedule (subject to change):

Week 1 Course Introduction

Week 2 Chapter 13: Accounting for Bad Debts

Week 3 Chapter 14: Notes Receivable and Notes Payble

Week 4 Chapter 15: Accounting for Merchandise Inventory
(Monday Sept. 28, 2020 at 12:00 am Exam 1 Chapters 13-15 Available to Students)

Week 5 Chapter 16: Accounting for Property, Plant, Equipment and Intangible Assets
(Monday Oct. 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm Chapters 13-15 Homework Due)
(Monday Oct. 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm Exam 1 Chapters 13-15 Due)

Week 6 Chapter 17: Partnership

Week 7 Chapter 18: Corporations: Organizations and Stock

Week 8 Chapter 19: Corporations: Stocks, Dividends, and Retained Earnings
(Monday Oct. 19, 2020 at 12:00 am Exam 2 Chapters 16-18 Available to Students)

Week 9 Chapter 20: Corporations and Bonds Payable
(Monday Oct. 26, 2020 at 11:59 pm Chapters 16-18 Homework Due)
(Monday Oct. 26, 2020 at 11:59 pm Exam 2 Chapters 16-18 Due)

Week 10 Chapter 21: Statement of Cash Flows

Week 11 Chapter 22: Analyzing Financial Statements

Week 12 Chapter 23: The Voucher System
(Monday Nov. 16, 2020 at 12:00 am Exam 3 Chapters 19-21 Available to Students)

Week 13 Chapter 24: Departmental Accounting
(Monday Nov. 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm Chapters 19-21 Homework Due)
(Monday Nov. 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm Exam 3 Chapters 19-21 Due)

Week 14 Chapter 25: Manufacturing Accounting

Week 15 Review
(Monday Nov. 29, 2020 at 12:00 am Final Exam Chapters 22-25 Available to Students)

Week 16 Final Exam
(Monday Dec. 07, 2020 at 11:59 pm Final Exam Chapters 22-25 Due)
(Monday Dec. 07, 2020 at 11:59 pm Chapters 22-25 Homework Due)

Final Exam Date November 29, 2020 - 12:00 AM   Through  December 7, 2020 - 11:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests - 65%
Assignments - 35%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Assignments: Assignments will be administered through Myaccountinglab. There is a link to the website provided in Blackboard. The homework will be graded, and it is a requirement for this course. These assignments represent 35% of your total grade.

Make-Up Work and Exams: All exams will be administered on the regularly scheduled test dates. All exams will be administered thru Blackboard by clicking on the Exam Link. Under no circumstances will an absence for any reason excuse the students from completing all exams assigned in the course. Exams usually include multiple choice, problems, and true/false questions. Some exams may consist of completing a problem at the end of the chapter.

Academic integrity and honesty is expected; as a result, the inappropriate use of mobile or wireless devices for online exams is prohibited.

Exams are scheduled as noted on your Course Calendar. There will be no makeup exams. You will be given approximately one week to take the exam. You will have only one attempt at the exam. If you miss any exams, those exams will be given a grade of zero. Communication is a key to success. Contact me as soon as possible if you know in advance that you will be missing any exams.

All students must take the exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a "0" on the final exam.

Every student MUST have a copy of the required textbooks by the second week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given. Failure to have a text may result in being dropped from the class.
A failure to follow instructions (written or oral) will result in penalties.

Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. Instructors do not "drop" grades.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Poor attendance is also a major contributing factor for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development. Attendance and engagement are critical to establish the foundational skills necessary to be successful in college as well as on the job.

Students are responsible for completing all assignments by the required due dates. Planning and preparation are keys to success.

Withdrawal Policy: It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decides to withdraw from the class. If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the final withdrawal date. The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other E-Mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name /course name. Please allow the instructor twenty-four hours to respond to your emails. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying student's name, course, and any return phone number.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.