Course Description

Economics of Accounting, ECON 10B

Foundation of accounting course providing students with the concepts, practices, and tools for analyzing, planning, and making managerial accounting decisions for the future with an emphasis on performance measurement using various data analysis tools. Key topics include product and service costing, management decision-making and analysis, planning and controlling processes, CVP analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, and segment reporting.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Santa Cruz, Economics

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Major Requirement: UCSC ECON 10A and 10B combined satisfy the Accounting 1A-B requirement at UC Berkeley.

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Course Equivalence: UCI - ECON 26A or MGMT 30B

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Course Equivalence: UCM ECON 007 (Managerial Accounting)

UC Riverside:
General Education: ECON Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle - 1 course toward Social Science; TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth - 1 course towards social analysis, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Social Science; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC; Muir: 1 course in a Social Science theme in "Government and Economics"

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Major Requirement: Required course for Business Management Economics


Prerequisite(s): ECON 10A.

Course Fees


More About The Course

This course is facilitated using the Canvas learning management system and the McGraw-Hill Connect Software (students are required to purchase this software) in a weekly modular format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments and listen to recorded lectures for each topic. Given the online nature of the course, a successful student must be disciplined and motivated as well as possess good time management skills. This course requires active participation from the student. Logistically, each student is required to have a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection (newer or more recent laptops may have these features already built in). There are three exams (two midterms and a final) given in the course. The exams are administered online using the Canvas LMS which is paired with the McGraw-Hill publisher's website. Each exam session is timed along with the use of algorithmic questions to ensure the highest level of academic integrity. Any instances of academic misconduct are quickly reported to the instructor and disciplinary action is taken as appropriate as outlined in the syllabus according to the university’s policies and procedures.

Course Creator

Kevin Jones
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