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This site allows you to search for accounting cases. Currently, the site contains all cases published in Issues in Accounting Education, the IMA Educational Case Journal, the Journal of Accounting Education, and Accounting Perspectives. Teaching notes for these cases are available at the American Accounting Association (aaahq.org) and the IMA (www.imanet.org) websites, respectively. Membership in the AAA is required for access to the teaching notes for the Issues in Accounting Education cases. Membership in the IMA is necessary for access to both the case and teaching notes for the IMA Educational Case Journal.

This site was developed by and is maintained by Michael Meyer, Department of Accountancy, Mendoza College of Business and Teresa Meyer, Office of Information Technology of the University of Notre Dame.

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Case List
Accounting Topics

Cases for Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting

Competitive Tendering and Under-Capacity: an Incident Process Case

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 3, 1988

Authors: Moon

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Competitive Pricing
Relevant Costs

The Proper Use of Feedback Information

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 8, 1992

Authors: Capettini, Chow, Williamson

Industry: Multiple

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Capital Budgeting
Outcome Bias
Standard Cost Variances

The Case of the Almost Identical Twins

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 8, 1993

Authors: Staubus

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Budgeting
Compounding Interest
Future Value
Present Value

Vincent's Cappuccion Express - a Teaching Case To Help Students Master Basic Cost Terms and Concepts Through Interactive Learning

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 10, 1995

Authors: Chow

Industry: Coffee Shop

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cost Concepts
Fixed Cost
Period Cost
Product Cost
Variable Cost

Quality Dairy Case

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 12, 1997

Authors: Adams

Industry: Manufacturing, Dairy

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Activity Based Costing (abc)
Opportunity Cost
Pricing
Product Costing
Relevant Costs

An Anticipatory Case For Managing Teams and Team Projects

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 14, 1999

Authors: Mcconnell, Sasse

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Accounting Information Systems (AIS)
Advanced Financial Accounting
Auditing/Assurance
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Accounting
International Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Not For Profit/Governmental Accounting
Tax Accounting
Accounting Topics
Team Building
Team Dynamics

Pecos Products: a Project Introducing Complexity Into the Study of Activity Based Costing

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 16, 2001

Authors: Platt, Towry

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Activity Based Costing (abc)
Costing Systems
Pooling Activity Costs

Activity Based Costing in the Service Sector: the Buckeye National Branch

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 16, 2001

Authors: Bamber, Hughes

Industry: Banking

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Activity Based Costing (abc)
Cost Allocation
Traditional Costing

Delta's New Song: A Case On Cost Estimation in the Airline Industry

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 19, 2004

Authors: Dikolli, Sedatole

Industry: Airlines, Delta Airlines

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cost Behavior
Cost Drivers
Cost Estimation

Pilgrims Manufacturing, Inc.: Activity Based Costing Versus Volume Based Costing

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 19, 2004

Authors: Hussein, Tam

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Activity Based Costing (abc)
Cost Drivers
Value Based Costing

Activity Based Costing and Cost Interdependencies Among Products: the Denim Finishing Company

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 20, 2005

Authors: Caplan, Melumad, Ziv

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Activity Based Costing (abc)
Cost Drivers
Product Profitability Analysis

Compliance With Title IX At Kingston State University: A Case Study On Cost Allocation and Ethical Decision Making

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 20, 2005

Authors: Reisch, Seese

Industry: Higher Education

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cost Allocation
Ethics
Ncaa Compliance
Title IX

Buygasco Corporation: the Use of Alternative Costing Methods in a Predatory Pricing Lawsuit

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 20, 2005

Authors: Barton, Moore, Macarthur

Industry: Oil & Gas

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Activity Based Costing (abc)
Cost Allocation

Jamestown Electric Supply Company: Assessing Customer Profitability

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 23, 2008

Authors: L. Heitger, D. Heitger

Industry: Retail

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Activity Based Costing (abc)
Customer Profitability Analysis

Cost Concepts and Managerial Analysis

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 24, 2009

Authors: Walters, Pergola

Industry: Library

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cost Behavior

Managing the CPA Firm At Dodge Company: "shoeing the Cobbler's Children"

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 25, 2010

Authors: Swain, Charles, Hobson, Stocks, Pratt

Industry: Cpa Firm

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Budgeting
Cost Behavior
Cost/volume/profit
Variance Analysis

Dr. Livingroom, I Presume

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 26, 2011

Authors: Fessler

Industry: Healthcare

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cost/volume/profit
Multi-Product CVP
Opportunity Cost
Pricing
Relevant Costs

Good Intentions At Good Grains, Inc.

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 28, 2013

Authors: Hughes, Beaudoin, Boedeker

Industry: Manufacturing, Food

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Earnings Management
Ethics
IFRS
Research & Development

Northlake Bookstore: Benchmarking For Performance Evaluation

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 1.4, 2008

Authors: Grove, Victoravich, Hillestad

Industry: Retail, Not-For-Profit

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Balanced Scorecard
Benchmarking
Performance Measures

Luxor Cosmetics

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 2.2, 2009

Authors: Hopkins, Moriarity

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Breakeven Analysis
Budgeting
Ethics

Alternative Costing Methods: Precision Paint Shop's Dilemma

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 3.3, 2010

Authors: Juras, Peacock

Industry: Custom Paint Shop

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Activity Based Costing (abc)
Theory of Constraints
Resource Consumption Accounting

Let's Go Aero Travel Trailers: Incorporating the New Model of the Organization Into the Teaching of Budgeting

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 4.1, 2011

Authors: Wright

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Budgeting
Cash Budget
Master Budget
Performance Measures

Don't Leave Your Hand in the Cookie Jar

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 4.4, 2011

Authors: Mcdonald

Industry: High-Tech

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Earnings Management
Reserve Accounting
IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice

Pikesville Lightening: Evaluating Strategic Business Expansion Opportunities

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 5.2, 2012

Authors: Juras, Canace

Industry: Minor League Baseball

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Budgeting
Cost Behavior
Strategy

From Sparks To Fired: Ethical and Internal Control Violations Surrounding Business Enterainment Expenses

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 6.2, 2013

Authors: Haywood, O'reilly-Allen

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Accounting Information Systems (AIS)
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Internal Audit
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Ethics
Internal Controls
IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice
COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework

Discussing Variance Analysis With the Performance of a Basketball Team

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 29, 2014

Authors: W. Strawser, J. Strawser

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Revenue Variances
Sales Mix
Variance Analysis

Accounting is Like a Box of Chocolates: A Lesson in Cost Behavior

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 15.3, 1997

Authors: Davis

Industry: Film Production

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
EMBA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Contribution Margin Analysis
Cost Behavior
Cost/volume/profit
Fixed Cost
Variable Cost

Ppc, Inc., an Instructional Case

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 15.3, 1997

Authors: Hughes, Corsaro

Industry: Printing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Activity Based Costing (abc)
Cost Allocation
Pricing
Theory of Constraints
Variable Cost

Budgeting in a Not-For-Profit Setting: A Fund Raising Simulation With Multiple Objectives

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 15.3, 1997

Authors: Venable, Doran

Industry: Not-For-Profit

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Budgeting

Rosalind Enterprises: A Mini-Case For Ensuring Student Mastery of Cost Behavior Concepts in Short-Term Decisions

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 16.1, 1998

Authors: C.w. Chow, Awasthi

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
EMBA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cost Behavior
Fixed Cost
Special Orders
Variable Cost

VIP Company: A Mini-Case For Reinforcing Students' Understanding of Sunk Costs, Ethics, and the Role of Management Controls

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 16.3/4, 1998

Authors: Harrison, C.w. Chow, Awasthi

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Relevant Costs
Sunk Cost
Ethics

The Bakery: A Cross-Functional Case Study For Introductory Managerial Accounting

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 19.4, 2001

Authors: Kovar, Evans

Industry: Not-For-Profit

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cost/volume/profit
Outsourcing
Pricing
What-If

Compass Point University: How Many Spring/Summer Classes Should Be Offered?

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 22.4, 2004

Authors: Ravenscroft

Industry: Higher Education

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Incremental Cost
Relevant Costs

Goliath Corporation: an Instructional Case in Transfer Pricing Policy

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 23.4, 2005

Authors: Collins, Bailey

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Negotiated Price
Transfer Pricing

Solving an International Corporation's Travel Dilemma

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 24.2/3, 2006

Authors: Charkey, Hadden

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cost Allocation
Differential Analysis
Outsourcing
Environmental Accounting
ISO 14001
Travel Costs

University Tees: Introducing Fundamentals of Management Accounting in a Small Business

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 26.2, 2008

Authors: Garamoni, Haddad

Industry: T-Shirt Printing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Contribution Margin Analysis
Cost Drivers
Cost/volume/profit
Pricing
Relevant Costs

Custom Fabric Ventures: an Instructional Resource in Job Costing For the Introductory Managerial Accounting Course

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 31.4, 2013

Authors: Braun

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cost Allocation
Job Costing
Overhead

Cat and Joe's Pig Rig: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 7.3, 2014

Authors: Bell, Fergus

Industry: Restaurant

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Breakeven Analysis
Cost/volume/profit
What-If

Forge Group Ltd Case Study (a): the Revealing Nature of Numbers

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 8.1, 2015

Authors: Maloney

Industry: Construction, Engineering

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
EMBA Managerial Accounting
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Financial Statement Analysis
Working Capital Management

The Personal Budget Project: A Practical Introduction To Financial Literacy

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 33.2, 2015

Authors: Guthrie, Nicholls

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Budgeting
Capital Budgeting
Cost Behavior
Forecasting
Income Taxes
Individual Taxation

Hula Island: Strategic Decisions Involving Costs and Benefits of Internet Advertising Programs

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 8.3, 2015

Authors: Albright, Hansen

Industry: Retail

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Breakeven Analysis
Cash Budget
Cost/volume/profit

Enticing Employees To Lie: Using Role Play To Understand and Mitigate Unintended Consequences of Budgeting

Accounting Perspectives, Issue: 7.2, 2008

Authors: Sheehan

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
EMBA Managerial Accounting
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Budgetary Slack
Budgeting
IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice
Ethics

A Balanced Scorecard For State U's Facilities Management Division?

Accounting Perspectives, Issue: 8.1, 2009

Authors: Sheehan, Kalagnanam, Vaidyanathan

Industry: Higher Education

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Managerial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Balanced Scorecard
Performance Measures

Great Galway Goslings: Organizational Context of Managerial Accounting

Accounting Perspectives, Issue: 8.3, 2009

Authors: Henry, Abdallah, Murtuza, Weiss

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Accounting Information Systems (AIS)
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Breakeven Analysis
Business Process Management
Cost/volume/profit
Return On Investment (roi)

Condominium Townhouse Investment

Accounting Perspectives, Issue: 11.4, 2012

Authors: Wakil, Petruska

Industry: Real Estate

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Opportunity Cost
Relevant Costs
Sunk Cost

Developing Student Competencies: an Integrated Approach To a Financial Statement Analysis Project

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 35, 2016

Authors: Grimm, Blazovich

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Financial Statement Analysis
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Financial Statement Analysis
Ratio Analysis