2017 Summer Term
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INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
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.
INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
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.
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.
ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
This course examines the nature of accounting information systems and the ways in which various components are integrated to provide relevant and reliable financial information for decision making. Students will also study (a) the impact of information technology on the gathering, processing and reporting of financial information (b) risk management through the use of COSO's internal control frameworks (c) ways in which technology affects internal control structures, and (d) how to model business processes and use decision criteria to determine ways in which processes can be improved.
INTERNSHIP IN ACCOUNTING
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.