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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Sep 20, 2021 to Dec 17, 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.

*Please do not purchase these texts separately. Textbooks are bundled together with two online access codes designed for this course at a discounted rate. The bundle can be purchased at the Western BookStore, bundle ISBN 9781119766902.