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2021 Fall: August 18 - December 21
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
ACCT 610 Financial Accounting (3)
Prerequisite: 15 credits of undergraduate accounting. A study of accounting theory in a strategic framework. An overview of relevant theory provides a foundation for further study. Focus is on developing skills in critical thinking and applying accounting concepts and principles. Topics include the preparation and interpretation of corporate financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP); accounting standards and the standard setting process; the use of electronic technology in financial accounting; effective communication; professional ethics; and current issues, debates and research in accounting.
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82603 9041 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Premuroso, Ronald F Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 610 Financial Accounting (3)
Prerequisite: 15 credits of undergraduate accounting. A study of accounting theory in a strategic framework. An overview of relevant theory provides a foundation for further study. Focus is on developing skills in critical thinking and applying accounting concepts and principles. Topics include the preparation and interpretation of corporate financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP); accounting standards and the standard setting process; the use of electronic technology in financial accounting; effective communication; professional ethics; and current issues, debates and research in accounting.
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82604 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: McNellis, Casey J Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 610 Financial Accounting (3)
Prerequisite: 15 credits of undergraduate accounting. A study of accounting theory in a strategic framework. An overview of relevant theory provides a foundation for further study. Focus is on developing skills in critical thinking and applying accounting concepts and principles. Topics include the preparation and interpretation of corporate financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP); accounting standards and the standard setting process; the use of electronic technology in financial accounting; effective communication; professional ethics; and current issues, debates and research in accounting.
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84843 9080 22 Sep 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Levin, Sharon L Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 610 Financial Accounting (3)
Prerequisite: 15 credits of undergraduate accounting. A study of accounting theory in a strategic framework. An overview of relevant theory provides a foundation for further study. Focus is on developing skills in critical thinking and applying accounting concepts and principles. Topics include the preparation and interpretation of corporate financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP); accounting standards and the standard setting process; the use of electronic technology in financial accounting; effective communication; professional ethics; and current issues, debates and research in accounting.
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84874 9081 22 Sep 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Levin, Sharon L Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 611 Management Accounting (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 610. An examination of the control and decision-making methodologies used by management accountants in solving strategic problems for business. Methodologies covered include break-even analysis, regression analysis, the balanced scorecard, activity-based costing/management, value chain analysis, total quality management, and performance evaluation/assessment. Business problems examined range from ethical issues to product costing.
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82605 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Rich, Anne Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 613 Federal Income Taxation (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 610. A case study-based, problem-oriented examination of fundamental federal tax concepts. Tax issues and controversies are explored in-depth. Emphasis is on applying tax laws, as opposed to learning individual tax rules. Methods of case analysis and research that are typically involved in tax planning and litigation are covered. Important definitions, judicially created rules, and other tax conventions are explored in great detail through the study of each one's genesis and purpose. Topics include tax issues that concern gross income, identification of the proper taxpayer, deductions, timing, income and deduction characterization, and deferral and capital gains and losses.
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82607 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Halpern, Justin P Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 613 Federal Income Taxation (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 610. A case study-based, problem-oriented examination of fundamental federal tax concepts. Tax issues and controversies are explored in-depth. Emphasis is on applying tax laws, as opposed to learning individual tax rules. Methods of case analysis and research that are typically involved in tax planning and litigation are covered. Important definitions, judicially created rules, and other tax conventions are explored in great detail through the study of each one's genesis and purpose. Topics include tax issues that concern gross income, identification of the proper taxpayer, deductions, timing, income and deduction characterization, and deferral and capital gains and losses.
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84844 9080 22 Sep 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: McClain, Bruce W Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 618 Accounting Information Systems (3)
(Formerly ACCT 614.) Prerequisite: ACCT 610. A study of the use of information systems in the accounting process, with an emphasis on computer systems and internal controls. Focus is on the analytical tools necessary to evaluate users' accounting information needs and to design, implement, and maintain an accounting information system to support business processes and cycles. Topics include the components of contemporary accounting information systems; security and internal controls, particularly within internet and e-commerce environments; traditional flow charts and data-flow diagrams; computer networks; theory and application of relational databases; and relational database management systems. Assignments include designing an accounting information system using a commercial database software package.
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82608 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Schmelzle, George D Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 620 CyberAccounting: Management and Compliance (3)
Prerequisites: ACCT 610 and ACCT 618. An applied study of the principles of information systems management and their integration within private-sector organizations served by accounting professionals. Emphasis is on developing strategic cyberaccounting initiatives to increase cybersecurity awareness inside organizations, with organizations in its supply chain, and with other stakeholders. topics include cybersecurity compliance requirements issued by federal and state regulatory agencies and voluntary cybersecurity standards, such as the G-7 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector; and the AICPAs Cybersecurity's Risk Management Framework.
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82837 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Premuroso, Ronald F Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 625 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 610. A study of the financial accounting standards applicable to public-sector and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and their unique reporting requirements. Emphasis is on similarities and differences among accounting rules for different types of entities and the rationale for the accounting standards governing each type. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 625 or ACCT 665.
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82759 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Baker, Pamela E Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 628 Auditing (3)
(Formerly ACCT 612.) Prerequisite: ACCT 610. An in-depth examination of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), as well as standards for attestation and other services. Alternative audit models are evaluated for both their practical relevance and their theoretical justification as informed by current research and emerging information technology. The use of computer-assisted auditing techniques (CAAT) and other computer-related technology for obtaining evidence is evaluated in terms of its effectiveness and suitability in diverse audit environments. Methods of evaluating internal control are considered in light of the risks encountered in new ways of conducting business, such as e-commerce. Professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities, as shaped by the contemporary professional, legal, and regulatory environments, are examined as they relate to audit risk, risk assessment, and audit program planning. The use of audit reports and other services as tools to support management control and decision making are considered.
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82606 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Wolod, Larry B Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 628 Auditing (3)
(Formerly ACCT 612.) Prerequisite: ACCT 610. An in-depth examination of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), as well as standards for attestation and other services. Alternative audit models are evaluated for both their practical relevance and their theoretical justification as informed by current research and emerging information technology. The use of computer-assisted auditing techniques (CAAT) and other computer-related technology for obtaining evidence is evaluated in terms of its effectiveness and suitability in diverse audit environments. Methods of evaluating internal control are considered in light of the risks encountered in new ways of conducting business, such as e-commerce. Professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities, as shaped by the contemporary professional, legal, and regulatory environments, are examined as they relate to audit risk, risk assessment, and audit program planning. The use of audit reports and other services as tools to support management control and decision making are considered.
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84863 9080 22 Sep 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Gilbert, Arthur H Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 630 Fraud Examination (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 610. A study of the nature and elements of fraud. Topics include fraud prevention, fraud detection, fraud investigation, use of controls to prevent fraud, and methods of fraud resolution. Emphasis is on the use of forensic accounting techniques to analyze what is behind the data being generated by the accounting system, detect internal control weaknesses, and map out a fraud investigation program. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 630 or ACCT 608.
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82760 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Honer, Joseph S Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 630 Fraud Examination (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 610. A study of the nature and elements of fraud. Topics include fraud prevention, fraud detection, fraud investigation, use of controls to prevent fraud, and methods of fraud resolution. Emphasis is on the use of forensic accounting techniques to analyze what is behind the data being generated by the accounting system, detect internal control weaknesses, and map out a fraud investigation program. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 630 or ACCT 608.
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84882 9080 22 Sep 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Reich, Paul S Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 635 Accounting Ethics (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 610. A study of ethics as a critical foundation for the accounting professional. Topics include the theories and bases of ethical reasoning, development of ethical standards, codes of professional conduct, professional responsibilities and judgment calls in accounting, and the evolution of ethics in the accounting profession. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 635 or ACCT 608.
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82830 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Browning, Derrick S Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 635 Accounting Ethics (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 610. A study of ethics as a critical foundation for the accounting professional. Topics include the theories and bases of ethical reasoning, development of ethical standards, codes of professional conduct, professional responsibilities and judgment calls in accounting, and the evolution of ethics in the accounting profession. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 635 or ACCT 608.
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84880 9080 22 Sep 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Wolod, Larry B Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 640 International Accounting (3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 610. An exploration of international accounting and financial reporting. Focus is on evolving reporting requirements under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Accounting practices, as influenced by business operations, culture, and the inherent risk in international accounting environments, are compared. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ACCT 640 or ACCT 665.
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82761 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Lombard, Doris A Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 645 Cyber Forensics in Accounting (3)
Prerequisites: ACCT 610, ACCT 618, ACCT 628, and ACCT 630. An applied study of the tools, techniques, and technologies used in forensic accounting investigations, data analytics, and litigation. Focus is on disentangling obscure evidence discovered during fraud investigations using data analytics. Activities include conducting a forensic accounting investigation, performing analytical tests on financial data, preparing written forensic accounting reports for legal proceedings, and serving as an expert witness providing testimony supported by evidence and analytical tests.
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82838 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Paz, Veronica C. Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 660 Information Technology Auditing (3)
(Formerly MSAS 670.) Prerequisites: ACCT 618, ACCT 628, ACCT 630, and INFA 610. A study of accounting and information systems that integrates subject matter from both disciplines. Advanced principles, techniques, and theories are applied through the analysis and presentation of case studies by student teams. Assignments include a research paper that comprehensively assesses an important current issue or emerging trend in the fields of accounting and information systems.
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82713 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Schmelzle, George D Syllabus Course Materials
ACCT 670 Capstone in CyberAccounting: Risk Management (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of all program courses; may be taken concurrently with ACCT 635 or INFA 660. A capstone exploration of the principles of risk management as practiced by federal, state, and local entities. Discussion examines cyberaccounting risk management as promulgated by professional accounting organizations such as the AICPA. Risk management techniques are applied to cybersecurity issues confronting professional accounting service providers. Focus is on developing skills in assessing client risks, designing and developing cybersecurity controls to mitigate cyber attacks on client data, and conducting penetration tests to identify potential cyberaccounting vulnerabilities.
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82845 9040 18 Aug 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Paz, Veronica C. Syllabus Course Materials
ACM 610 Fundamentals of Acquisition Planning and Costs Price Analysis (6)
Prerequisite: DCL 600M. Serve as a contract manager and explore three major segments of the acquisition process acquisition planning, acquisition management, and contract pricing through pre-award, negotiation preparation, and post-award stages. Complete an acquisition plan using quantitative techniques to quantify and facilitate decision. Apply various cost analysis techniques and quantitative tools to evaluate a contractors cost proposal and develop a negotiation range and objective.
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85474 9040 06 Oct 2021-21 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hansen-Brown, Laura J Syllabus Course Materials
ASC 601 Graduate Writing Skills (0)
(Recommended preparation for students who want to improve their writing skills.) Develop the skills needed for effective academic writing. Improve your grammar and punctuation skills. Summarize and synthesize texts, and develop well-organized essays, integrating sources into writing. Format academic papers according to APA style. Revise writing to produce clear, concise documents.
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83085 9040 06 Oct 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Wagner, Phillip E Syllabus Course Materials
ASC 601 Graduate Writing Skills (0)
(Recommended preparation for students who want to improve their writing skills.) Develop the skills needed for effective academic writing. Improve your grammar and punctuation skills. Summarize and synthesize texts, and develop well-organized essays, integrating sources into writing. Format academic papers according to APA style. Revise writing to produce clear, concise documents.
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83089 9041 06 Oct 2021-09 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: St John, Jennifer A Syllabus Course Materials
ASC 601 Graduate Writing Skills (0)
(Recommended preparation for students who want to improve their writing skills.) Develop the skills needed for effective academic writing. Improve your grammar and punctuation skills. Summarize and synthesize texts, and develop well-organized essays, integrating sources into writing. Format academic papers according to APA style. Revise writing to produce clear, concise documents.
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83091 9080 17 Nov 2021-21 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: St John, Jennifer A Syllabus Course Materials
ASC 603 Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management (0)
(Recommended preparation for students who want a foundational background in accounting and finance.) Engage in a basic study of accounting and financial management concepts and their use in analyzing financial statements and estimating the value of long-term capital projects and investments. Analyze the financial statements of actual companies using financial ratios. Apply time value of money concepts to determine the current and future value of financial and real assets/investments. Develop an appreciation for how financial management and accounting information can be used to support financial assessment analysis, valuation, and decision making in various contexts.
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83094 9080 17 Nov 2021-21 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Eppleman, Michelle J Syllabus Course Materials
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