Hi Suzanne4 and thank-you for responding.
I am going to Indiana Wesleyan. The class meets one night a week 4 hours a night. Then, we meet as a group for projects once a week.
Spreadsheets.......... where do I begin..........Okay, my exposure to spread sheets is minimal. When I was trying to decide about entering such a program, I voiced my lack of exposure of excel to the admissions department and was told "Oh, you will be shown all of that stuff in your first class in the cirriculum and in "intro" to accounting - which wasn't very "intro". Basically, these excel courses were online learning related to excel - it showed how to enter formulas, graphing - but otherwise there wasn't much application to anything with numbers such as spread sheets with actual numbers or budgets, cost flows & etc.
The first test I got an A- on and this last test, I got a C on - I think I know where I went wrong, but geez. I have 3 more weeks of this advanced managerial accounting class to go. These are the areas that we are studying now and will need to know for the exam Dec 15th.... Profit planning & Budgeting, Allocation & Joint Costs (using reciprocal method), Flexible budgeting, Decision making(Relevant Costs & Benefits), & Target Costing. I am just throwing these subjects on here just in case if anyone knows where I can find more resources on this or perhaps some powerpoints detailing what goes where and what is added, divided & multiplied with what
The book is not very good at explaininig this stuff.
I feel that in many ways I have been misled - however, I do know that there are other students in my class not using Excel to do their work either for tests and homework.
I am thinking about dropping out and taking like an Accounting I and Accounting II Class at an undergrad level to get a better knowledge base before going into Marketing, Finance & Econ. I'm not sure I can do that - but it is atleast an alternative I have come up with in the interim of my dismay.
Do you have any suggestions or words of wisdom? Have you been in a similar situation? Or anyone else out there???