Accounting Course Description

Business Core

AC 201 – Accounting Principles I

This survey course in financial accounting emphasizes the use of financial accounting information in decision making by individuals in business, government, and other organizations.  The accounting environment is examined along with the basic principles and concepts, which govern the recording and reporting of accounting data. Study of the language of debits and credits, accrual accounting, and the accounting cycle establishes the framework for comprehending how accounting data is transformed into the financial statements and utilized by decision makers.  Accounting of current and long-term assets and liabilities is introduced along with the study of contributed capital, retained earnings and the non-operating components of income.  The course concludes with comprehensive financial statement analysis for decision-making purposes.  Throughout the course, where applicable, students will be exposed to global accounting standards (i.e., International Financial Reporting Standards).

EC 201 – Macroeconomics

An introduction to the scope and method of economics with emphasis on the structure and operation of the United States economy: scarcity and resource allocation, the price system, national income and related problems, the role of government in the economic sphere, and theories of economic growth.

LA 200 - Contracts, Agency, Partnerships, Corporations

A study of the legal aspects involved in the making of contracts and the enforcement thereof, both under the general law and under the Uniform Commercial Code.  Also covers the legal aspects of the relationships of principal and agent and of the responsibilities resulting therefrom; and of the legal aspects involved in the formation, operation, and dissolution of partnerships and of corporations.

MG 200 - Administrative Management

This introductory course provides a global view of management.  Comprehensive understanding is gained through a concentrated focus on the management functions and activities. Also covered are the implications, applications, and integration of management concepts with the objectives and policies of a business in a dynamic environment from a global perspective through analyzing and creating innovative solutions for business cases, situations, and problems.  Significant computer interaction and use of the Internet is incorporated throughout the course's learning and application activities.

MS 182 – Introduction to Information Systems

Major microcomputer software applications emphasizing spreadsheets, database management and presentation software are studied.  Students learn the methodology of the development and design of templates for a business environment.  Techniques for using software are learned and applied to the solution of business information problems.  Students also access the Internet for supplemental data to assist in creating contemporary and resourceful projects.  This course uses Office 2007/2010.

Accounting Core

EC 245 History of Economic Thought

Survey of the development of economic thought from the mercantilists through Lord Keynes.

EC 303 Seminar in Economics and Finance

Designed for students majoring in economics and finance. Supervised and independent reading, written reports, analysis of current issues. Will enable the student to do independent research on topics of individual interest.

FN 312 - Financial Management

Management and acquisition of resources for firms with regard to pricing in external markets. Topics include analysis of financial statements, risk and required rate of return, time value of money, financial asset valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, and financial forecasting.

FN 350 - Techniques of Financial Analysis

Provides students with foundational knowledge and skills required to analyze financial statements. A central focus of the course is application of theory to practice in the business world. Topics covered also include ratio analysis, cash flow, and prediction.

FN 360 – Capital Budgeting and Evaluation of Projects 

Primary focus of this course is the study of a corporation’s fixed assets and investment decisions. Students will analyze projects, examine various investment strategies, and apply analytical skills to various financial problems.

FN 370 - Financial Markets

This course focuses on the primary characteristics of financial markets. Key components of this course include regulations of financial markets, the impact of special interests on financial markets, and primary instruments of financial markets.

FN 380 - Security Analysis 

Focuses on an in-depth analysis of specific aspects of financial markets. This course enables students to analyze the following: common stocks, bonds, options, investment portfolios, and securities. Students also study institutional investors and apply both quantitative and qualitative analysis to investment problems.

FN 410 - Risk Management 

This course offers a comprehensive view of risk management and covers skills and knowledge required to manage efficiently corporate funds. It also introduces students to basic principles of managing business risks and several quantitative and qualitative analytical models in a corporate environment.

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