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ACC-240: Fundamentals of Accounting 4 credits

In this course, students examine basic accounting concepts and explore how accounting information assists business leaders in making financial decisions that increase profitability and contribute to competitive advantage. There is specific emphasis on the analysis of financial statements in the business decision- making process, budgeting, and factors businesses must consider when determining appropriate pricing of goods and services. Prerequisite: MAT-144 or MAT-154.

ACC-250: Financial Accounting 4 credits

This course is an introduction to the accounting cycle and the construction of financial statements. Students explore the fundamental principles and practices of financial accounting as outlined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); the steps in the accounting cycle from journalizing transactions through the preparation of financial statements; and the use and interpretation of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. Prerequisite: MAT-134, MAT-144 or MAT-154.

ACC-260: Management Accounting 4 credits

This course is an introduction to the use of managerial accounting data in the decision-making process. Topics include the use of cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis and relevant costs in decision making, using budgets and the balanced scorecard to evaluate performance, methods for setting prices of products and services, and analyzing capital investment opportunities. Prerequisite: ACC-250.

ACC-350: Managerial Accounting 4 credits

This course is an introduction to the use of managerial accounting data in the decision-making process. Topics include the use of cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis and relevant costs in decision making, using budgets and the balanced scorecard to evaluate performance, methods for setting prices of products and services, and analyzing capital investment opportunities. Prerequisite: ACC-250.

ACC-360: Cost Accounting 4 credits

This course provides a study of principles of internal accounting, including job order systems, process costing, activity-based costing, and budgeting. Prerequisite: ACC-350.

ACC-370: Intermediate Accounting I 4 credits

This course is an in-depth study of accounting objectives, principles, theory, and practice as related to the balance sheet and income statement. Students will explore accounting for assets, liabilities, and equity items, the specific rules for accounting for pensions, postretirement benefits, leases, and accounting changes, and other items frequently addressed on the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination (Uniform CPA Exam). Prerequisite: ACC-350.

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ACC-371: Intermediate Accounting II 4 credits

This course is an in-depth study of accounting objectives, principles, theory, and practice as related to the balance sheet and income statement. Students explore liabilities and equity items; the specific rules for accounting for pensions; postretirement benefits, leases, and accounting changes; and other items frequently addressed on the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination (Uniform CPA Exam). Prerequisites: ACC-370 and FIN-350.

ACC-460: Taxation 4 credits

This course provides a study of the theory and practices of accounting for income taxes of corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, and individuals. Other taxes covered include payroll and sales taxes. Prerequisite: ACC-250.

ACC-485: Advanced Accounting 4 credits

This course provides a study of accounting theory as it applies to partnerships and business combinations, international accounting, and governmental accounting. Prerequisites: ACC-370 and ACC- 371.

ACC-486: Financial Statement Analysis 4 credits

This course provides a detailed analysis and interpretation of a firm’s three principal financial statements and their uses from a managerial perspective. Prerequisites: ACC-350 and FIN-350.

ACC-491: Auditing 4 credits

Auditing is an examination of generally accepted auditing standards, procedures involved in the auditing process, and ethical issues faced by the auditor. Through class discussions, practical applications and case studies, students learn the responsibilities of the independent public auditor in the expression of opinion within the guidelines set by the AICPA’s Code of Professional Ethics. Topics include the nature and types of audits, auditor responsibilities and legal liabilities, audit reports, auditing procedures, ethical issues, contemporary issues in auditing, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Prerequisite: ACC-350.

ACC-502: Accounting Practices 4 credits

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and for students who have not had accounting in undergraduate work. Topics covered include the principles and practices of financial accounting and the fundamentals of managerial accounting, such as cost behavior and budgeting. The course covers accounting theories using computational examples, and homework is problem solving.

ACC-613: Taxation 4 credits

This course is a study of the theory and practices of accounting for income taxes of corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, and individuals. 

 

ACC-616: Financial Research and 4 credits Compliance

This course provides students with applied research experience using electronic databases to determine proper application of GAAP, IASs, and IFRSs to practical situations. Students develop the skills needed to access accounting, auditing, and taxation rules and regulations; company financial statements; and related industry data used for analyzing financial statements.

ACC-622: Accounting Information Systems 4 credits

This course provides students with an analysis of current practices and techniques used to design, install, operate, and manage an integrated accounting system in either a manual or a computerized setting. Application controls, information security requirements, and integration with other business information systems are examined.

ACC-650: Managerial Accounting 4 credits

This course covers managerial accounting concepts and procedures for internal reporting, including the study of cost behavior, cost systems, budgeting, and performance evaluation. Coursework includes case studies, group projects, and class discussion. Prerequisite: ACC-502.

ACC-653: Advanced Managerial and Cost 4 credits Accounting

This course is focused on key managerial and cost accounting concepts and methods. Students examine why, when, and how cost information is used to make effective decisions that lead a firm to success.

ACC-660: Advanced Financial Accounting 4 credits

This course is an exploration of advanced topics in financial accounting and reporting, including recognition, measurement, and valuation issues affecting corporations, partnerships, consolidated entities, not-for-profits, government, and international operations. Prerequisite: ACC-650.

ACC-665: Tax Planning and Business 4 credits Strategy

This course provides the practical and theoretical framework for recognizing tax planning opportunities and applying basic principles of tax strategy in various contexts, including investments, capital expenditures, organizational form, compensation, regulation, financial instruments, and family wealth planning. Prerequisite: ACC-613.

ACC-667: Advanced Audit 4 credits

This course provides an overview of auditing concepts related to forensic accounting, the internal audit function, operational auditing, and auditing information systems. In addition, students will become familiar with fraudulent financial reporting and the prevention and detection of irregularities. Prerequisites: ACC- 616, and BUS-623.

ACC-668: Advanced Taxation 4 credits

This course is a study of the theory and practices of accounting for income taxes of corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. In addition, students will explore advanced tax planning concepts, including international tax implications. Prerequisites: ACC-616 and BUS-623.

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ACC-670: Advanced Financial Statement 4 credits Analysis

This course covers in-depth analysis and interpretation of corporate financial reports. Students examine the form, content, and general accounting principles governing the construction of financial statements. There is particular emphasis on the analysis and interpretation of financial data as well as on the utility and limitations of financial accounting data. Prerequisites: ACC-650 or ACC-653, and ACC-660.

ACC-690Ω: Capstone I 4 credits

This course is an introduction to the Uniform CPA exam. It is designed to prepare students for the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and Business Environment Concepts (BEC) parts of the exam.

ACC-691Ω: Capstone II 4 credits

This course is designed to help students to prepare for the Auditing (AUD) and Regulation (REG) sections of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam. Students will review materials frequently tested on the Uniform CPA Exam and will use practice questions, problems, and simulations to demonstrate mastery of accounting concepts.