Principles of Management Accounting


Principles of Management Accounting is committed to addressing students’ diverse learning approaches by providing multiple venues in which students can access information and grow their financial aptitude. The authors reflected on their classrooms and curriculum resources, asking whether current approaches to education benefit their students and their learning preferences. They found a need for a more customizable experience and resolved to create more course opportunities. This commitment helped inspire the multimedia and interactive nature of this digital textbook.

We designed this textbook for undergraduates in the school of business. However, anyone interested in budgeting and performance could benefit from this course. Use this text to form a foundation of understanding in management accounting or create structure in your finances.


Every day we make numerical assessments, having to analyze, identify, interpret and measure an array of possibilities. From our bank accounts to our grades, we reconcile our interaction with numbers on a near-daily basis and plan for our future accordingly. For example, when we budget for our monthly groceries, we can factor in the costs of buying ready-made meals versus buying all the separate ingredients and making the meal from scratch. Even though the initial costs of buying ingredients may be more expensive, the cost is lower when used over a month than buying the same amount of pre-made meals. When we work in accounting, we apply the same principles, factoring all relevant elements into our decision-making.

While our students will learn management accounting on an organizational level, our essential transaction as business educators is to help illuminate the practical application of numbers, values, and forecasting. Analyzing costs builds confidence that can be applied and measured daily, a tangible skill beneficial to everyone.

Instructor Resources

  • PowerPoint slides for each chapter
  • Online test bank with Excel-based self-marking questions
  • Solution manual for end of chapters questions
  • Simulation game


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