2021 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 balance sheet), and discussions of specific accounting rules at an introductory level.
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.
ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS EXPERIENCES
An opportunity to gain credit for hands-on experience in accounting-related work to develop a greater understanding of the overall business environment. Course requires a paid work experience of at least 100 hours; employer feedback and a written report are required.
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 the role of technology on financial reporting and internal control, system analysis and related issues in ethics.
This course presents an indepth examination of accounting for business combinations including mergers, parent-subsidiary relationships, and consolidated statements. It also covers accounting for partnerships, foreign currency translations, and an introduction to international accounting.
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.