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Undergraduate Accounting

2014 Summer Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Accounting 244

This course introduces students to the principles of financial accounting. Topics include the basic accounting cycle (i.e., double entry accounting), financial statements (i.e., income statement and statement of financial position), and specific discussions of cash, trade receivables, merchandise inventories, plant assets, current and long-term liabilities, and stockholders equity.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Accounting 249

This course introduces the student to the relevance, use, and interpretation of accounting information for decision making in support of business strategy. Topics include product costing (job order, process, absorption, variable), pricing, understanding cost structures (cost behavior), short-term decision-making, operational budgeting, evaluating performance, analyzing financial statements and ethical decision making..


3 Units

INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I

Accounting 261

This course focuses on accounting for assets (except investments) such as cash, receivables, inventories, plant assets, and intangible assets. This course also presents a detailed discussion of the standard-setting process, conceptual framework, accounting cycle, income statement, statement of financial position, and theoretical and practical aspects of the time-value of money in accounting.


3 Units

INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II

Accounting 343

This course continues the coverage of financial accounting topics started in ACCOUNT 261. Specific topics include accounting of investments, current liabilities, long-term liabilities (bonds, notes, leases, pensions), stockholders' equity, deferred income taxes, accounting changes, and other specialized financial accounting topics. This course emphasizes the application, interpretation, and analysis of accounting principles and procedures for complex accounting and reporting topics.


3 Units

TAX I

Accounting 451

A study of federal income tax laws with emphasis on the individual taxpayer, particularly of employees and sole proprietors. The study includes a review of current proposals, discussion of practical problems in tax planning and practice in the preparation of tax returns.


2-6 Units

INTERNSHIP IN ACCOUNTING

Accounting 493

An opportunity for selected upperclassman to gain work experience in one of the various areas of accounting practice during a semester or summer. Course includes close faculty-employer coordination and an appropriate written report on the work experience.

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