i. Choose a research topic from the chapter readings or from the weekly list provided by your professor 

ii. Research/find a minimum at least one (1), preferably two (2) different peer-reviewed articles on your topic. The article(s) must be current/published within the last five (5) years.

iii. Write a three (3) to four (4) page double spaced paper in APA format discussing the findings on your specific topic in your own words. Note – paper length does not include cover page or References page.

iv. Structure your paper as follows:

a. Cover page

b. Overview describing the importance of the research topic in your own words

c. Purpose of Research of the article in your own words

d. Review of the Literature summarized in your own words

e. Conclusion in your own words

f. Personal Thoughts

g. References

 Any topic from the below list 

1. Evolution of Management Accounting

2. Decision Management

3. Balanced Scorecard

4. Historical Cost in Accounting

5. Operating Leverage 

6. Controllability Principle

7. Lean Accounting Systems

8. Responsibility Accounting

9. Return on Investment as a measurement tool (ROI)

10. Opportunity Costs

11. Performance Measurement System in management

12. Performance Reward System in management

13. Budget Sandbagging

14. Budget Gaming techniques

15. Ratchet Effect of Budgeting

16. Participative Budgeting

17. Strategic Planning and Budgeting