Accounting

  • GSM AC 710: Financial Reporting and Analysis
    Graduate Prerequisites: 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.
  • GSM 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.
  • GSM AC 814: Financial Statement Analysis & Investor Decisions
    Graduate Prerequisites: OB712/713, AC710/711, QM716/717, MK723/724, FE721/722
    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.]
  • GSM AC 841: Advanced Accounting
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711, 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
  • GSM AC 847: Intermediate Accounting 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711
    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.
  • GSM AC 848: Intermediate Accounting 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711, AC847
    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.
  • GSM AC 865: Auditing Issues & Problems
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711, AC847 and AC848 (or concurrently)
    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.
  • GSM AC 869: Principles of Income Taxation I
    Graduate Prerequisites: AC710/711
    Federal income tax law common to all taxpayers--individuals, partnerships, 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.
  • GSM AC 901: Introduction to Accounting Research
    Introduction to basic tools in financial accounting and managerial accounting research; domain of accounting research and research methods employed; using computerized databases in large sample financial accounting studies; basic managerial accounting modeling tools.
  • SMG AC 221: Financial Accounting
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG SM 131 or SMG SM 121/122 or SMG SM 299; CAS MA 120, CAS MA 121, or CAS MA 123 previous or concurrent
    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.
  • SMG AC 222: Managerial Accounting
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG AC221; SMG SM221 (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).
  • SMG AC 347: Intermediate Accounting I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG AC 222.
    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.
  • SMG AC 348: Interm Acct 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG AC 347
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • SMG AC 414: Financial Statement Analysis
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: AC348 previous or concurrent and senior standing
    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.
  • SMG AC 430: Accounting Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: AC348 previous or concurrent and senior standing
    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.
  • SMG AC 445: Advanced Managerial Accounting
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG AC 347; 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.
  • SMG AC 469: Principles of Income Taxation I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG AC347 previous or concurrent
    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.
  • SMG AC 498: Directed Study: Accounting
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and the department chairman
    Directed study in Accounting. 2 or 4 cr. Application available on Undergraduate Program website.
  • SMG AC 541: Advancd Accntng
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG AC 348 previous or concurrent, senior standing
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • SMG 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.