ACCT 108 Fundamentals of Accounting 3 Credits
A one-semester survey of accounting principles and practices designed for those students which includes an introduction to industrial cost systems designed for those non-CBE students planning to take only one accounting course. Other students should take the Acct 151-152 sequence.
ACCT 151 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 Credits
The organization, measurement and interpretation of economic information. Introduction to accounting theory, concepts and principles, the accounting cycle, information processing, and financial statements. Exposure to controversial issues concerning income determination and valuation. Must have sophomore standing.
ACCT 152 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 Credits
An introduction to internal accounting information for all levels of management. Topics include cost flow in a manufacturing operation; planning, evaluating and controlling through budgeting and standard costing; and decision-making using cost-volume-profit analysis, direct costing, and relevant costs.
Prerequisites: ACCT 151
ACCT 307 Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation 3 Credits
An introductory study of the principles and concepts of federal income taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, and fiduciaries; and federal gift and estate taxes. Determination of tax liabilities and opportunities for planning are emphasized. Problem-solving using the source materials of tax law and tax research are important components of the course.
Prerequisites: ACCT 151
ACCT 309 Advanced Federal Income Taxation 3 Credits
An advanced study of the taxation of business organizations, estates, trust, and wealth transfer taxes. Planning and research are the basic components of the course. Problem-solving and written research are emphasized.
Prerequisites: ACCT 307
ACCT 311 Accounting Information Systems 3 Credits
An introduction to the concepts underlying information systems as they relate to organizational structure, managerial decision making and accounting. The course acquaints students with the reports and documents generated by information systems, as well as procedures and controls employed in a variety of business applications. Students apply these concepts, techniques and procedures to the planning, analysis and design of manual and computer-based information systems.
Prerequisites: ACCT 152 and BIS 111
ACCT 315 Intermediate Accounting I 3 Credits
Intensive study of the basic concepts and principles of financial accounting, emphasizing the problems of fair presentation of an entity's financial position, operating results and cash flows. Understanding of the conceptual framework of accounting, review of the accounting process, and recognition, measurement, valuation and disclosure of current assets, fixed assets, and intangibles. Problem-solving skills and critical analysis are stressed.
Prerequisites: ACCT 152
ACCT 316 Intermediate Accounting II 3 Credits
The sequel to Accounting 315, this course continues with intensive study of recognition, measurement, valuation and disclosure issues relating to such topics as investments, liabilities, leases, pensions, income-taxes, share-based payments, revenue issues, earnings per share, and complexities related to the statement of changes in financial position. Analysis and interpretation of financial statements and problem-solving skills are integral parts of the course.
Prerequisites: ACCT 315
ACCT 317 Advanced Financial Accounting 3 Credits
A study of specialized topics in financial accounting, including partnership accounting, business combinations and consolidated financial statements, segment and interim reporting, foreign currency transactions and translation, and accounting and reporting for governmental and other nonprofit organizations. Involves considerable problem-solving and critical evaluation of controversial theoretical issues.
Prerequisites: ACCT 316
ACCT 318 Analysis of Financial Statements 3 Credits
This course uses financial statement information to analyze companies' profitability and risk. Understanding the form, content and relationships among the financial statements is integrated with the use of ratios and analytic adjustments to augment the information in published financial reports. Current developments, business strategies and off-balance-sheet financing are linked to assessments of companies, performance. Case studies, team projects and presentations involve actual companies, financial statements. Open only to graduating seniors.
Prerequisites: ACCT 316
Can be taken Concurrently: ACCT 316
ACCT 320 Fundamentals of Auditing 3 Credits
An introduction to auditing theory, objectives, and practices related largely to the responsibilities of independent professional accountants. The auditing environment, generally accepted auditing standards, internal control theory, and reporting alternatives are considered. Exposure to operational auditing is provided.
Prerequisites: (ACCT 311 or CSB 311) and (ACCT 315)
ACCT 324 Cost Accounting 3 Credits
An in-depth study of cost concepts appropriate for product costing in a manufacturing operation, planning and controlling routine operations, and nonroutine decision-making. Topics include job order and process costing, joint and by-products, cost allocation, budgeting, standard costing, direct costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, and relevant costs for decisions.
Prerequisites: ACCT 152
ACCT 371 Directed Readings 1-3 Credits
Readings and research in various fields of accounting; designed for superior students who have a special interest in some topic or topics not covered by the regularly rostered courses. Written term paper(s) required. Must have preparation acceptable to the department chair.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
ACCT 372 Special Topics 1-3 Credits
Special problems and issues in accounting for which no regularly scheduled course work exists. When offered as group study, coverage varies according to interests of the instructor and students. Must have preparation in accounting acceptable to the department chair.
ACCT 442 Financial Reporting and Analysis 3 Credits
This course focuses on the organization, measurement, and interpretation of economic information in corporate financial reports. It emphasizes the use and interpretation of the financial statements issued by business organizations, along with the preparation of accounting information. Topics include: accounting concepts and principles, accrual accounting, accounting cycle, revenue, expense, asset, liability and equity accounts. Students are exposed to balance sheet valuation, income determination, cash flow analysis, accounting judgment, profit manipulation, and evaluation of earnings quality.
ACCT 444 Accounting for Decision Making 2 Credits
This course emphasizes the organization, measurement and interpretation of internal accounting information that managers use to make business decisions. Students learn techniques such as cost analysis, budgeting, performance evaluation, and employee motivation. Topics include: cost flows in service and manufacturing enterprises; product and process costing; transfer pricing; resource planning, evaluation and control through budgeting, make-or-buy decisions; activity-based costing; standard costing, and variance analyses; pricing and production decision making using cost-volume-profit analysis.
Prerequisites: ACCT 442