Make more informed management decisions by having a working understanding of how financial accounting data can be used to analyze a business. Gain a basic understanding of financial statements, the structure of accounting systems, and the ability to understand and interpret financial statements in order to improve management decision-making.



  • The users and uses of accounting
  • Identifying the sections of a classified financial statements
  • Applying accounting principles and practices to analyze the effects of business transactions


Professional Affiliations

This course is recognized by:

Canadian Institute of Management

Human Resources Professionals Association

Association of Administrative Professionals



Course Outline

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Jan 11, 2021 to Apr 09, 2021
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  • Danny Morrison

What to Expect

This is an interactive course; you will engage online with your class and instructor through our online learning management system. Plan to log into your course regularly throughout the week.

You can expect approximately six hours of work per week for discussions, readings, assignments, exams/quizzes and other course requirements.

Completion Requirements

This is a graded course. Evaluation will be based on any combination of participation, exams/quizzes and assignments.


Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, Kimmel, Weygandt, Kieso & Trenholm, 8th Canadian edition.

Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, Kimmel, Weygandt, Kieso & Trenholm, 5th Canadian edition.

Purchasing Options:

1) Hard copies of the textbooks and WileyPLUS access codes (WileyPLUS access codes are required). Textbooks are bundled together with two online access codes designed for this course. The bundle can only be purchased at the Western BookStore, ISBN 9781119766902. Both texts AND their online access codes are required for successful completion of this course.

2) Digital textbooks including WileyPLUS access code (WileyPLUS access codes are required). Please note that you must purchase both texts and their access codes to WileyPLUS. Both access codes will include digital format textbooks. To purchase Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting click on the respective links and purchase both.