Managerial Accounting

Managerial Accounting involves the use of accounting information to provide information to managers within organizations so they can make informed business decisions. Management Accounting has several key provisions that are in contrast to financial accounting. Management Accounting looks towards the future, instead of the past; utilizes abstract modeling; is confidential; designed for internal managers; and uses management information systems. Management Accounting is defined by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants as “the process of identification, measurement, accumulation, analysis, preparation, interpretation and communication of information used by management to plan, evaluate and control within an entity and to assure appropriate use of and accountability for its resources.”

Associate programs in Managerial Accounting provide a ground-level look at the skills required to become a successful business accountant. Graduates may specialize in financial analysis, planning and budgeting, or cost accounting. A Bachelor’s Degree in Managerial Accounting prepares the student to record and analyze the financial information of business. The curriculum includes topics on budget, cost management, performance evaluation, and asset management. Master’s programs might include classes such as Federal Taxes and Management Decisions and Managerial Use and Analysis. Doctoral programs focus on understanding the role of information and measurement systems used in managerial accounting.

Online Managerial Accounting Degrees

Featured Online Accounting Degree Programs

Learn how to help businesses track income, assets and expenses over time in a range of settings that will suit your lifestyle. If you really want to learn how businesses operate, an accounting degree can provide you with that foundation.


Kaplan University's online Associate of Applied Science in Accounting will teach you the theories and principles of business accounting, and provide you with the technical skills you need to succeed in an entry-level accounting position. You also can go on to earn your B.S. in accounting with specialties in auditing and managerial accountancy.
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AIU Online developed its Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting and Finance degree completion program to prepare students for career opportunities such as internal auditors, loan officers, personal financial advisers and more. Graduates also have a strong foundation for continued studies and can apply for AIU Online's MBA program in accounting upon graduation.
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Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (BAACC) degree in the comfort of your home from Ashford University, and develop the necessary analytical, conceptual and technical knowledge and proficiency in this field. Upon graduation, you will possess a practical understanding of these ideas and other important accounting concepts and skills required to demonstrate fundamental accounting principles and procedures.
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