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Summer 2013:  BUS201:  Managerial Accounting (3 units)

Section:  5535      Begins:  June 10, 2013      Ends:  August 1, 2013
Course Description
This course will focus on the use of accounting information by mangers in making internal decisions relating to product costing, pricing, cost differential analysis and control, budgeting and responsibility reporting.

  • Instructor:  Gary Gray
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information:
    • This course uses the same text as BUS200: Corporate Financial & Managerial Accounting, 11th edition, E-Text, Warren Reeve + Aplia Card.
    • Option 1:  If you purchased the Financial and Managerial text option with BUS200 then your existing access code will work for the course.  You do not need to purchase any additional text material.
    • Option 2:  You may purchase the e-text access code directly from  You will need course key:  5V5K-GNCY-RXAQ.
    • Option 3:  You may purchase the e-text access code directly from the Mendocino Community College Bookstore.
    • The e-text is required for the class in order to access the homework and testing material.  DO NOT purchase a used book from a used book source; it will not function for this course.
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 12 to 14 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.  Remember this is a 16 week plus a final exam class condensed into 7.5 weeks and that includes the final!
  • Special Requirements: Due to the nature of this short class, you must be logged into the Etudes platform on Monday, June 10, 2013 and begin working on the assignments.  Ensure that you have Etudes access prior to that time.
  • Assignments & Tests:
    • All assignments and test are given and taken in the Cengage Aplia online platform.  Access to this platform is made available by the e-text access card that you either have or are purchasing.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program.  Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • The course begins on the first Monday and requires dedicated time management.  You must log-in on the first day of class, evaluate the assignments, and begin the course.  Waiting until Thursday or Friday of the first week to begin will result in your begin behind in the class.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link