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Federal Income Tax I

ACCT 323 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: ACCT 220. Recommended: ACCT 310 and ACCT 311. A study of federal income tax for individuals and other entities. The objective is to identify the legislative process, conduct tax research, evaluate tax implications, and complete an individual tax return. Topics include the legislative process, tax policy, research, and the evaluation of transactions and decisions for planning and compliance. Emphasis is on ethics and professional responsibilities. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 323 or BMGT 323.

Auditing Theory and Practice

ACCT 422 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: ACCT 311. Recommended: ACCT 326. A study of the auditing profession, audit process, and other assurance and nonassurance services related to the CPA profession. The objective is to design an audit plan, apply audit procedures, evaluate audit findings, and assess the impact of standards and emerging issues. Topics include generally accepted auditing standards, tests of controls and substantive tests, statistical sampling, report forms, and opinions. Various techniques are used to study auditing concepts and practices; these may include the use of problem sets, case studies, computer applications, and other materials. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 422 or BMGT 422.

Cost Accounting

ACCT 321 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: ACCT 221. A study of basic cost accounting concepts. The goal is to apply basic cost accounting concepts, use technology to prepare financial deliverables, evaluate business and financial data, and communicate financial information. Topics include the evaluation of business and financial data to make profit-maximizing decisions, ethics, and corporate social responsibility. Discussion also covers the role of accountants in decision making; cost behavior; cost planning and control; and costing methods, such as standard costing, budgeting, and inventory valuation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 321 or BMGT 321.

Principles of Accounting II

ACCT 221 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: ACCT 220. Further study of contemporary accounting practices, with an emphasis on financial and managerial accounting. The goal is to identify and analyze business transactions, define the characteristics of business entities, identify the interdependency of financial statements, employ managerial accounting techniques, and communicate this information to users with different needs. Financial accounting topics include liabilities, equities, investments, and business entities. Managerial accounting topics include job order and process costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, and budgets. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 221 or BMGT 221.

Federal Income Tax II

ACCT 417 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: (Strongly recommended for students seeking careers as CPAs.) Prerequisites: ACCT 311 and ACCT 323. A continuing study of federal income taxation as applied to different business entities, including corporations, flow-through entities, estates, and trusts. The aim is to analyze tax planning and compliance issues, conduct tax research, analyze and define tax implications, and evaluate and communicate tax implications. Discussion covers tax research, planning, procedure, compliance, ethics, and professional responsibility. Topics also include the tax implications of financial and business decisions and transactions for various entities. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 417 or BMGT 417.

Fraud and Forensic Accounting

ACCT 438 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: ACCT 311. An analysis and discussion of issues relating to fraud and forensic accounting. The objective is to identify the resources for detecting fraud, evaluate the conditions that encourage fraud, and design effective fraud detection and prevention plans. Focus is on the perspectives of public, internal, and private accountants. Discussion covers the principles and standards for proactive and reactive investigation, as well as detection and control of fraud.

Accounting Information Systems

ACCT 326 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: ACCT 221. An introduction to accounting information systems (AIS) concepts. The objective is to evaluate how AIS tools are used to record, process, and analyze financial data; determine how best to integrate AIS tools and processes in a given organization; review and recommend controls to secure AIS applications and processes; and evaluate how technology can be used in AIS applications. Topics include transactional processing concepts and core AIS transactional cycles; basic control frameworks used to secure AIS applications and processes; strategies for implementing or upgrading AIS applications; information technology and accounting standards; and e-commerce and e-business. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 326, BMGT 320, and BMGT 326.

Federal Auditing

ACCT 452 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: ACCT 221. Recommended: ACCT 422 or ACCT 436. An overview of the federal auditing life cycle. The objective is to plan, manage, and execute a federal audit; identify and evaluate program and financial risks; and identify and recommend enhancements to operations and technology. Topics include planning and executing a federal audit, communicating audit findings to stakeholders, providing advisory support, evaluating program and financial risks, identifying enhancements to technology, maximizing economy and efficiency through the audit process, and minimizing fraud waste and abuse. Discussion also covers the auditing of grants and contracts.

International Accounting

ACCT 425 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: ACCT 311. A study of accounting in a multinational context. Discussion covers the historical development and current status of international financial reporting standards. The goal is to recognize the influence of politics and culture on the development of accounting systems, prepare financial statements according to international financial reporting standards, and analyze the financial statements of a multinational enterprise. Strategies to manage and hedge against foreign currency exposure are developed. Topics include evolving international accounting and reporting standards, foreign exchange and taxation, intercompany transfer pricing, and emerging issues in international accounting. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 425 and ACCT 498A.

Principles of Accounting I

ACCT 220 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: An introduction to the basic theory and techniques of contemporary financial accounting. The objective is to identify the fundamental principles of accounting, identify and analyze business transactions, prepare financial statements, and communicate this information to users with different needs. Topics include the accounting cycle, transactions, and the preparation of financial statements for single-owner business organizations that operate as service companies or merchandisers. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 220 or BMGT 220.

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