Introduction to Management Accounting

This online course is on-demand. You can start learning whenever you like and study at your own pace.
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Course Length
6 weeks
Course price
Estimated effort
5 hours of self-study per week

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About this course

Interested in a career in business? Knowledge of accounting will be key to your success. By studying at your own pace, this Introduction to Management Accounting course is an ideal starting point if you want to:

  • Start a career in business, finance or accountancy
  • Study business or finance at school or college
  • Launch your own start-up
  • Prepare for ACCA’s exam in Management Information (MA1)

And the best thing is you do not need any previous knowledge of accounting- Simply sign up and start learning straight away.

What you will learn

In this course we will guide you on the next step of your finance journey by exploring:

  • The nature and purpose of cost and management accounting
  • How to record and classify costs
  • How to use spreadsheets

Entry requirements

None - this is an introductory course. 


You won't get a certificate for completing this course but if you want an award simply register with ACCA as a student and take the related exams.

Related ACCA computer-based exams:

  • 'Recording Financial Transactions' (FA1). Study Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • 'Management Information' (MA1). Use this Introduction to Management Accounting course to prepare for the exam.

You need to pass the FA1 and MA1 exams and complete an online and interactive module on the 'Foundations in Professionalism' to be awarded the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2).

Course Staff

  • Linsey Taylor

    Linsey Taylor

    Linsey trained as a chartered accountant with the firm BDO Binder Hamlyn, after completing a degree in business law. She has also worked in industry, principally with Air Products plc. Here she gained Europe-wide experience of their business. After a brief venture as the co-owner of a small hotel in North Wales, a chance conversation led to a successful career change into education. After 10 years working in a university as a senior lecturer, Linsey joined Epigeum as senior tutor for ACCA-X. She has experience teaching students face to face and also via distance learning. Her students have twice voted her most inspiring tutor in the last four years.