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    University of Virginia
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Record 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

COMM 5140 - Strategic Cost Management


Explores the roles of accounting information in strategically positioning the firm and in improving performance and examines cost management problems and practices in U.S. and selected foreign firms. The course primarily deals with activity-based cost management, kaizen, target costing, and the balanced scoreboard. Additional topics include the theory of constraints, the strategic value chain, the half-life metric for improvement, and the role of accounting in managing quality. Prerequisite: COMM 311.



Credits: 3