Learn basic accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the concepts underlying income determination and preparation of the statements of financial position. Topics include transaction analysis, revenue and expense recognition, accounting for merchandising, manufacturing, cost operations, depreciation, inventories, statement analysis, stockholders’ equity, transactions, fund statement, and capital budgeting. Waived for those who have completed 6 credits of undergraduate accounting with a grade of B or better. This course is cross-listed with AC476.
Examine management control systems and their impact on management decision making. Topics include cost analysis, break-even analysis, standard costs and variances, and the budget process.
Learn financial accounting basics with an emphasis on the concepts of accounting and reporting for nonprofit organizations. Focus on internal controls of assets including cash. There is an emphasis on the absence of a profit motive and the accountability or stewardship of resources entrusted to administrators.
Generally accepted accounting principles and reporting practices vary significantly throughout the world. Examine the history, environmental, and legal issues that contribute to these differences and consider contemporary issues that will change over time, including how management of related entities deal with issues arising from the use of differing currencies, systems and procedures in local reporting, budgeting and incentives. Emphasis on issues that affect management decision making by executives of multinational companies.