ACT 671: Strategic Cost Management
Prerequisite: ACT 650
Illustration of the importance of management accounting information in strategic business decisions. The main purpose of Strategic Cost Management (SMC) is to support decision-makers in developing, communicating, implementing, evaluating and modifying organizational strategy. We develop the role of cost management in making strategic decision using three tolls: value chain analysis, strategic positioning analysis, and cost driver analysis (activity-based costing).