Courses

  • QST AC 221: Financial Accounting
    Basic concepts underlying financial statements and accounting procedures used in preparing statements of financial position, income statements, and statements of cash flow. Stresses the interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of published financial statements.
  • QST AC 222: Managerial Accounting
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG AC221; SMG QM221 (previous or concurrent) highly recommended; Sophomore standing
    Sophomore requirement. Introduces the basic principles, methods, and challenges of modern managerial accounting. Covers traditional topics such as job-order costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting and variance analysis, profitability analysis, relevant costs for decision making, and cost-plus pricing, as well as emerging topics such as Activity-Based Cost (ABC) accounting. The material is examined from the perspective of students preparing to use management accounting information as managers, to support decision making (such as pricing, product mix, sourcing, and technology decisions) and short- and long-term planning, and to measure, evaluate, and reward performance. Emphasizes the relationships between accounting techniques and other organizational activities (such as strategy and motivation).
  • QST AC 347: Intermediate Accounting I
    Required for Accounting concentrators. Provides foundation for solving financial reporting issues through the study of the conceptual framework of accounting, recognition and measurement of current and non-current assets, revenue recognition, and the development of the income statement and balance sheet.
  • QST AC 348: Intermediate Accounting II
    Required for Accounting concentrators. Continues with providing a foundation for solving financial reporting issues through the study of liabilities (including pensions, bonds, and leases), interperiod tax allocation, stockholder's equity, and the statement of cash flows.
  • QST AC 414: Financial Statement Analysis
    Analysis of corporate financial statements. Includes profitability analysis, liquidity and solvency analysis, the incentives of management in corporate reporting, and the use of accounting information in efficient capital markets.
  • QST AC 430: Accounting Research
    Develops and practices research skills required of an accounting professional. Use accounting-related resources to research and understand accounting reporting issues and authoritative guidance for application of GAAP.
  • QST AC 445: Advanced Managerial Accounting
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG AC347 and senior standing
    Integrates knowledge from the fields of accounting, economics, and finance to investigate current issues related to management control, financial analysis and valuation, corporate governance, and strategic cost analysis.
  • QST AC 469: Principles of Income Taxation I
    Federal income tax law common to all taxpayers: individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Tax returns for individuals. Topics include tax accounting, income to be included and excluded in returns, tax deductions, ordinary and capital gains and losses, inventories, installment sales, depreciation, bad debts, and other losses.
  • QST AC 498: Directed Study: Accounting
    Directed study in Accounting. 2 or 4 cr. Application available on Undergraduate Program website.
  • QST AC 541: Advanced Accounting
    Examines accounting issues relating to business combinations and foreign operations (accounting for mergers and acquisitions, constructing consolidated financial statements, recording foreign-currency transactions and hedging exchange risk, translating foreign subsidiaries' local currency financial statements), business segments, reporting for local governments, and the impact of the SEC and international standards on financial reporting.
  • QST AC 565: Auditing
    Introduces the basic concepts underlying auditing and assurance services (including materiality, audit risk, and evidence) and demonstrates how to apply those concepts to audit and assurance services through financial statement audits.
  • QST AC 579: Principles of Income Taxation II
    Certain common and special Federal tax laws for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and miscellaneous entities. Topics include income tax returns for partnerships, business corporations, special corporations, decedents, estates, and trusts. Survey coverage of corporate liquidations, pension and profit-sharing plans, IRS audits, and estate and gift taxes.
  • QST AC 710: Financial Reporting and Analysis
    Graduate Prerequisites: MG650 or MG700
    An introduction to financial accounting and how organizations provide financial information to external users (stockholders, creditors, and analysts). The focus is on understanding the impact of business activities and accounting choices on financial statements, and analyzing financial statements to infer the business activities undertaken. Topics covered include income statement and balance sheet format, purposes, and limitations; statement of cash flows; and analysis of the impact of different business models on financial performance.
  • QST AC 711: Financial Reporting and Control
    An introduction to accounting, and an examination of how it helps in decision-making. Financial accounting (information needs of stockholders, creditors, and analysts) and managerial accounting (information needs of managers) are stressed equally. Topics covered include income statement and balance sheet format, purposes, and limitations; statement of cash flows; analysis of financial statements; cost behavior; use of relevant costs in decision making; budgeting; and divisional performance measurement.
  • QST AC 712: Topics in Financial Reporting and Control
    This course is designed to refresh the student's knowledge of concepts in financial and managerial accounting. It is designed with the user of financial information in mind rather than the preparer of accounting reports. Students will learn to be educated users of the financial statements. Students will also be exposed to fundamental ideas about the internal uses of accounting information so that they can make informed decisions as managers.
  • QST AC 814: Financial Statement Analysis & Investor Decisions
    Graduate Prerequisites: OB712/713/715, AC710/711/712, QM711/716/717, MK713/723/724, FE717/721/722
    This course is designed to develop skills in interpreting and analyzing the financial reports prepared by firms for investors and creditors. The following topics are covered: 1) analyzing profitability and risk , (2) understanding the major accounting choices affecting financial statements and managerial incentives that influence these choices, (3) assessing the quality of earnings, (4) using cash-flow based and earnings-based valuation models. The course also includes a brief review of some important accounting principles, emphasizing areas that were not covered in AC710. [Lectures, exercises, exams, and project.]
  • QST AC 830: Managerial Accounting
    Graduate Prerequisites: OB712/713/715, PL714/727/FE730, AC710/711/712, QM711/716/717, OM710/725/726, MK713/723/724, FE717/721/722, IS710/711/716
    Managerial Accounting is concerned with the use of accounting data for planning, decision-making, and control. The course is intended as an introduction for individuals who will make business decisions, evaluate business units, and evaluate others (or be evaluated) through the use of accounting systems. Topics include: (1) Understanding how costs behave and how to use costs in decision- making; (2) Understanding the nature, purpose and importance of different types of decision-useful managerial accounting information; (3) Understanding fundamental quantitative tools and techniques used to generate decision-useful managerial accounting information for both cost management and managerial control purposes; and (4) Making informed strategic and operational business decisions based on supporting managerial accounting information.
  • QST AC 841: Advanced Accounting
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711/712, AC847 and AC848 (or concurrently)
    Examines accounting principles and practices related to business combinations and foreign operations (accounting for mergers and acquisitions, constructing consolidated financial statements, recording foreign currency transactions and hedging exchange risk, translating foreign subsidiaries' local currency financial statements), business segments, reporting for local governments, and the impact of the SEC and international standards on financial reporting. Meets w/undergraduate AC541
  • QST AC 847: Intermediate Accounting 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711/712
    Topics covered: 1) Review of generally accepted accounting principles, especially matching concept and revenue recognition rules. 2) Consideration of balance sheet and income statement classification issues. 3) Accounting and reporting issues related to cash, accounts receivable, inventories, investments, intangibles, and plant assets.
  • QST AC 848: Intermediate Accounting 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: GSM AC 847.
    This course focuses on the recognition and measurement of issues in accounting related to income taxes, lease obligations, and pension liabilities and equity. It focuses further on the preparation of, and uses for, statement of cash flows; calculating, reporting, and interpreting financial measures, including earnings per share; the nature and purpose of segment and interim reporting; and accounting for changing prices. The course also provides a brief overview of the auditor's opinion.