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College of Business Administration Information

College of Business Administration

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ACCT Graduate Courses

Courses (ACCT)


500. Managerial and Financial Accounting (3)
Prerequisite: MBA standing required.
Evaluation of accounting systems, preparation of financial statements, and computer information processes. Analysis and interpretation of accounting information as an aid to business decisions.
Laboratory and/or class computer applications required. Letter grade only (A-F).

610. Advanced Cost Accounting, Budgeting and Control (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 500 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.
Problems in planning, budgeting and cost control of decision making using a quantitative analysis approach. Emphasis on evaluation of the accounting information system.
Laboratory and/or class computer applications required. Not open for credit to students with credit in ACCT 510. Letter grade only (A-F).

620. Contemporary Problems in Management Accounting (3)
Examination of the literature on profit planning, control, and decision making. Current problems in management accounting. Behavioral implications of management information systems. Quantitative approaches to managerial accounting.
Letter grade only (A-F).

630. Accounting information Systems (3)
Information requirements and transaction processing procedures relevant to integrated accounting systems. Computer systems analysis, design, and controls.
Letter grade only (A-F).

640. Tax Research and Planning (3)
Study of income tax law, uses in researching problems arising under federal tax laws. Application of research techniques to compliance and tax planning problems. Analysis IRS procedures related to audits, tax collections, criminal prosecutions and federal tax litigation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

650. Accounting for Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organizations (3)
Financial and managerial accounting concepts as they apply to organizations focused on providing service rather than generating profit.
Letter grade only (A-F).

660. International Accounting (3)
International accounting theory and practice. Comparison of United States GAAP and auditing standards with IAS and practice in other countries.
Letter grade only (A-F).

670. Contemporary Problems in Financial Reporting (3)
Examination of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and literature dealing with financial accounting and reporting. Current issues facing corporations and the accounting profession.
Letter grade only (A-F).

680. Financial Statement Analysis (3)
Understanding and using financial reporting to make investment and lending decisions.
Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Special Topics (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisite: MBA standing; consent of instructor.
Individual study under faculty direction.
Letter grade only (A-F).