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Student learning styles continue to evolve as we move into the twenty-first century. Students want to learn accounting in the most efficient way possible, balancing coursework with personal schedules. They tend to focus on their studies in short intense segments between jobs, classes, and family commitments. Meanwhile, the accounting industry has endured dramatic shifts since the collapse of Enron and WorldCom, causing a renewed focus on ethical behavior in accounting.
This book is aimed squarely at the new learning styles evident in today’s students and addresses accounting industry changes as well. Accordingly, three core themes lie at the foundation of this text:
In addition, realistic managerial scenarios present an issue that must be addressed by the management accountant. These pique student interest and are designed to show how issues can be resolved using the concepts presented in the chapter.
Finally, Business in Action features in this text link managerial decision making to real business decisions.