This text is based on the central theme that accounting concepts guide business strategy decisions that ultimately determine competitiveness. Designed for MBA managerial accounting courses, this text examines the ways in which management accounting contributes to the development and implementation of an organization's objectives and highlights how decision-making information is constructed and tested. It aims to help students to develop the sound analytical skills needed to formulate business strategy in the real world and to implement that strategy by utilizing the available managerial accounting tools. Chapters 2-5 provide a description of the critcal cost information derived from managerial accounting systems. Chapters 2-6 focus on how managerial accounting information is used in short-term and long-term decision-making. Chapters 9-15 tie together the first two sections and show students how managerial accounting information contributes towards the achievement of an organization's goals. An Excel template is available with the text allowing students to work through every problem in the text.