This course can be applied toward a program:

Online: Self-Paced

This course introduces you to cost accounting concepts, strategies and procedures. Topics include job costing, cost behavior, process costing, capital budgeting, flexible and fixed budgets, variance analysis and cost systems.

The course is open to anyone, but is ideal for bookkeepers, owners and managers who work for or run small- and medium-sized businesses.

Average commitment per module: 4-5 hours. Total course commitment: 20+ hours.

When to Register

If you’re registering for the Spring 2023 term (January - April), the registration period is:

  • January 9 to 29

You’ll be able to access the online classroom one to two business days after you register. Once you enrol in the online classroom, you’ll have 90 days to complete the course. During these 90 days, you’ll have access to all courses materials as well as the mentor.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain cost concepts, cost behaviours and cost accounting techniques
  • Determine the costs of products and services
  • Analyze the profitability of a product or service
  • Apply cost concepts and cost behaviors in planning and decision-making


Module 1: Introduction to Cost Accounting  

Module 2: Cost behavior

Module 3: Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

Module 4. Process and Job Order Costing

Module 5. Budgeting and Budgetary Analysis

Evaluation Method



Required Materials

  • High-speed internet (at least 25 Mbps download speed) – click here for more information

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