Summary: Accounting Information for Business Decisions offers an integrated approach to teaching management and financial accounting topics for the two-semester and three-quarter course. This new text is designed to help students understand how to use managment and financial accounting information for decision making. Class-tested for two years, its student-friendly style has already earned it rave reviews. The text provides an introduction to business in Chapter 1 and is the ...show more only book to have an entire chapter (chapter 2) devoted to creative and critical thinking. A non-technical approach makes learning accounting accessible for majors and non majors, focuses students on using accounting information for decision making, and conforms with AECC guidelines for teaching accounting. Key Features Edition/Copyright: 99
- This text thoroughly integrates management accounting topics with financial accounting topics.
- The first nine chapters text detail starting and operating a small sole-proprietorship (a retail candy store) and chapters 10
- through 24 guide students through the operations of a more complex company (a candy manufacturer).
- Chapter 1 provides students with an introduction to the operations of a business, the business environment, and the types of
- information the accounting system provides for use in internal and external decision making.
- Chapter 2 is devoted to creative and critical thinking-the only text on the market to offer an entire chapter on this subject.
- "Stop" questions throughout the chapters challenge students to stop reading periodically and think about an issue or
- speculate about the possible outcomes of given situations.
- Information and analysis of real world companies, business issues and values, and international issues are integrated
- throughout the text.
- End of Chapter material is organized in progressing levels of difficulty to develop students' critical thinking skills.
- Problems without right or wrong answers are included to focus students on the approaches or processes used to solve
- problems, rather than outcomes.
- Emphasis is placed on using T-accounts to record transactions in an accounting system, with the accounting equation as the
- focus of explanation. Debits and credits, journal entries, and the accounting cycle are covered in an appendix to the text.
- "Summary Surfing" questions at the end of chapters give students the opportunity to get and evaluate information on the Internet.
Publisher: Dryden Press
Year Published: 1999