TLC Webinar: Excel-Based Active-Learning for the Managerial Accounting Course

Day & Time of Webinar:
Friday, November 10, 2017
2:00 pm EDT

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Webinar Description:
This presentation will describe seven excel-based active learning projects that are suitable for the introductory managerial accounting course. These projects are in essence relatively short business simulations (approximately 75 minutes each) that help students learn managerial accounting topics at a deeper level by requiring students to apply their knowledge, using Excel as a tool. Webinar participants will be given access to the project materials, as well as the suggested solutions. These projects were awarded the 2016 Bea Sanders/AICPA Teaching Innovation Award for Introductory Accounting Courses.

Moderator: Dan Jones, Assumption College
Presenters: Karen Braun, Case Western Reserve University

CPE Information:
Field of Study: Finance
Credit: 1.0 Credit Hours
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based Program
Program Level: Overview

Learning Objectives
•Learn why these projects were developed.
•Learn the topics and goals of each of the projects.
•Learn the variety of ways the projects can be used in a course
•Learn how to access the project instructions and suggested solutions.
•Learn about student feedback on the projects.

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Bio of the Presenter
Karen W. Braun is a professor of accountancy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Braun is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is also the lead author of Managerial Accounting (Fifth Edition), a textbook published by Pearson Education that is used at over 150 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. Since her initial faculty appointment in 2006, she has received the Weatherhead Undergraduate Teaching Award four times by the vote of Case Western Reserve students. Karen’s teaching interests center on managerial accounting, which stems from her prior work experiences as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Company and as a corporate controller. In the classroom, Karen’s teaching philosophy encourages students to think like business people first and then focus on how managerial accounting can be used to help solve business problems. A sought after speaker on campus, Karen is often invited to speak to student groups about personal financial planning.
On a national level, Dr. Braun is actively involved in accounting education. In 2015 and 2016, she co-chaired the national Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) sponsored by the American Accounting Association. In addition, she has given numerous presentations at the American Accounting Association (AAA) national and regional meetings and at the CTLA.  In 2016, she was the recipient of the national Bea Sanders/AICPA Teaching Innovation Award. In 2017, she was named the Business Information Professional of the Year in the category of Education by Beta Alpha Psi. Her publications have appeared in the Contemporary Accounting Research, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, and Strategic Finance.  Karen received her BA from Luther College and her PhD from the University of Connecticut. An avid outdoors enthusiast, Karen loves to ski, hike, bike and garden.