Courses & Syllabi

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  1. ACCT 611 - Advanced Managerial Accounting

    This course will examine the firm’s planning and control decisions that require a more sophisticated approach than the rule-of-thumb procedures advocated for traditional cost accounting problems. Students will work with issues and problems that have arisen in practice and then develop the relevant management accounting treatment by applying the appropriate management accounting analytical model.

    Prerequisites:Admission to the MSA program and ACCT 311 or equivalent, or permission of the program director.Credits:3When Offered:Spring
  2. ACCT 636 - Fraud Examination

    Introduces strategies and techniques for fraud prevention and detection. Focuses on financial fraud such as bribery, contract rigging and kickbacks, embezzlement, fraudulent financial reporting, payroll fraud, and misappropriation of inventory and other assets. Several real-life cases and examples will be used to illustrate how to detect and prevent fraud.

    Prerequisites:Admission to MSA program or permission of program director. Credits:3
  3. ACCT 651 - Identifying and Resolving Advanced Issues in Taxation

    This course covers the application of the federal income tax law to C-corporations, S-corporations, and partnerships. Students will read and apply primary tax authorities to client fact patterns. Topics will include the formation, operations, and dissolutions of such entities. Students will conduct engage in significant professional research and writing.

    Prerequisites:Admission to the MSA program or permission of the program director. ACCT 351 or equivalent.Credits:3When Offered:FallSyllabi:

    ACCT 651-001 (Fall 2011)

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  4. ACCT 672 - Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting

    Accounting and Reporting for non-business organizations. Emphasizes accounting issues unique to these entities, including non-exchange transactions and lack of ownership interest. Includes accounting and reporting for state and local governments, nongovernment organizations, and the federal government.

    Prerequisites:Admission to the MSA program or permission of the program director.Credits:3When Offered:FallSyllabi:

    ACCT 672-001 (Fall 2011)

  5. ACCT 690 - Professional Accounting Colloquium

    The professional accounting colloquium is designed to give graduate accounting students the opportunity to learn about contemporary accounting issues currently facing the profession by attending presentations, workshops, etc., given by professionals of the day. The presentations will be conducted by academic researchers, regulators, executives, etc., on topics typically not found in a traditional accounting textbook.

    Prerequisites:Admission to the MSA program or permission of the program director.Credits:1.5When Offered:Fall, Spring
  6. ACCT 691 - Professional Accounting Colloquium II

    The Professional Accounting Colloquium II is designed, in conjunction with the Professional Accounting Colloquium I (ACCT 690), to give graduate accounting students the opportunity to identify, develop, and improve professional skills and attributes critical to success in the accounting profession. Students will gain an understanding of these professional accounting skills and attributes from both a theoretical and applied perspective.

    Prerequisites:Admission to the MSA program or permission of the program director.Credits:1.5
  7. ACCT 692 - Seminar in Accounting

    This course provides selective analysis of current accounting topics addressing important issues in contemporary accounting practice.

    Prerequisites:Admission to the MS Accounting program or permission of the program director. Credits:3When Offered:Fall, SpringSyllabi:

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  8. ACCT 696 - Directed Studies in Accounting

    Approval by faculty member and program director required prior to registration. Studies specialized topics in business not otherwise available in the curriculum.

    Prerequisites:): Admission to the MSA program or permission of the program director.Credits:1-3
  9. ACCT 697 - Special Topics in Accounting

    Sections established as necessary to focus on various topical issues that emerge in practice of accounting.

    Prerequisites:Admission to the MSA program or permission of the program director.Credits:1-3
  10. ACCT 701 - Business Valuation

    Provides hands-on-experience in financial statement analysis and valuation. Class takes an accounting-based valuation perspective. Offers a comprehensive framework for analyzing financial statements consisting of (a) Business Strategy, (b) Accounting Analysis, (c) Financial Analysis, and (d) Prospective Analysis and Valuation.

    Prerequisites:Admission to the MSA program or permission of instructor. “B” or better in MBA 613.Credits:3Syllabi:

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  11. ACCT 708 - Taxes and Business Strategy

    Provides a framework for making managerial decisions in a global tax environment. Examines business decisions such as location of facilities, employee compensation, mergers and acquisitions, capital and asset structure, and business form. Focuses on tax planning concepts and the effect of taxes on business decisions.

    Prerequisites:Admission to the MSA program or permission of instructor. Completion of core requirements.Credits:3
  12. ACCT 737 - Fraud and the Law

    Provides an overview of US legal system including law-making process, structure of court system, and how frauds are brought to trial, prosecuted and resolved. Explores common fraud statutes used to penalize wrongdoers. Course will examine evidentiary rules including types of evidence, hearsay, impeachment and privileges. Highlight the legal requirements for serving as an expert witness and testifying in court.

    Credits:3
  13. ACCT 738 – Advanced Topics in Fraud

    Course will cover advanced topics in forensic accounting. The focus will be on contemporary issues in fraud. Examples of topics include litigation support, money laundering, consumer fraud, bankruptcy, divorce and tax fraud, fraud in e-commerce, insurance fraud and mortgage fraud. The course will provide a comprehensive look at fraud investigation.

    Credits:3Syllabi:

    MBA 738 001 Fall 2013

  14. ACCT 741 - Information Technology Auditing

    Introduces methodologies to assess security and control issues concerning accounting and other information systems. Key feature of course is applying computer-assisted audit tools and techniques to test effectiveness of application controls. (Equivalent to MBA 741)

    Prerequisites:Admission to MSA or MBA program, or permission of program director.Credits:3When Offered:FallSyllabi:

    ACCT 741 (Spring 2011)

  15. ACCT 742 - Corporate Governance and Ethics

    Focuses on developing understanding of corporate governance issues and ethical decision making. Topics include examination of internal and external international governance issues, and ethical analysis in current business environment. (Equivalent to MBA 742)

    Prerequisites:Admission to MSA or MBA program, or permission of program director.Credits:3When Offered:SpringSyllabi:

    ACCT 742-002 Walsh (Fall 2011)

  16. ACCT 743 - Corporate Financial Reporting

    Addresses contemporary issues in corporate financial reporting. Focuses on role of financial reporting in providing decision-useful information to participants of capital market, and theoretical and empirical assessments of its performance. (Equivalent to MBA 743)

    Prerequisites:Admission to MSA or MBA program, or permission of program director.Credits:3When Offered:Summer
  17. ACCT 745 - International Financial Reporting

    Examines accounting from an international perspective, including the study of various functional areas of accounting across countries and the reporting requirements encountered by companies engaged in international trade and making foreign direct investments. (Equivalent to MBA 745)

    Prerequisites:Completion of MBA or MSA core requirements, or permission of program director. Credits:3
  18. ACCT 792 - Seminar in Accounting

    Selective analysis of current accounting topics addressing important issues in contemporary accounting practice.  Discussion of two or three major topics.

    Credits:3
  19. ACCT 795 - Global Accounting Environment

    This course will examine the activities of accounting firms competing in the global business environment. Students will observe these activities in residency, studying the decision making processes of international accounting firms, and at the same time, develop an understanding of the regulatory environment of global accounting.

    Prerequisites:Admission to the MSA program or permission of the program director.Credits:3When Offered:Summer
  20. ACCT 796 - Independent Studies/Directed Readings

    Research and analysis of selected problems or topics in accounting not otherwise available in curriculum.

    Notes: Approval of faculty member and program director required. May be repeated for up to 3 credits.

    Prerequisites:Permission of program directorCredits:1-3
  21. MBA 638 - Operations Management

    Focuses on design, planning, and control activities to produce and deliver goods and services in modern organizations. Introduces wide range of operations management decisions, such as operations strategy, process analysis and design, capacity planning, supply chain management, total quality management, and project management. Uses quantitative modeling, case studies, and computer software to analyze and solve operations management problems.

    Prerequisites:Admission to MBA or MSA program.Credits:3When Offered:Fall and spring
  22. MBA 643 - Managerial Finance

    Introduces theory and practice of finance within corporations. Topics include intertemporal choice, valuation, capital budgeting and structure, working capital management, and risk and return analysis.

    Prerequisites:Admission to MBA or MSA program.Credits:3When Offered:Fall and spring
  23. MBA 701 - Business Analysis and Valuation

    Develops framework for business analysis and valuation using financial statement data. Analyzes management decisions such as equity valuation, creditworthiness, merger valuation, corporate financial structure, and management communication strategy.

    Prerequisites:Completion of MBA or MSA core requirements or permission of the program director. Credits:3When Offered:Spring
  24. MBA 703 - Financial Markets

    Explores relationship among financial markets including global equity markets, U.S. Treasury securities, and exchange-traded and over-the-counter financial derivative instruments such as futures, options, swaps, and asset-backed securities.

    Prerequisites:Completion of MBA core requirements, or permission of instructor. Credits:3When Offered:Summer
  25. MBA 706 - Investment Analysis

    Focuses on analyzing equity securities and debt instruments given implications of efficient market hypothesis and modern capital market theory.

    Prerequisites:Completion of MBA core requirements, or permission of instructor.Credits:3When Offered:Spring
  26. MBA 708 - Taxes and Business

    Provides framework for making managerial decisions in global tax environment. Examines business decisions such as location of facilities, employee compensation, mergers and acquisitions, capital and asset structure, and business form.

    Prerequisites:Completion of MBA core requirements, or permission of instructor. Credits:3
  27. MBA 717 - International Finance

    Advanced analysis of managing firm’s international financial operations. Topics include currency risk, political risk, returns and funding of international projects, international markets and accounting, and cost of capital. Lecture, discussion, readings, and cases.

    Prerequisites:Completion of MBA or MSA core requirements or permission of the program director. Credits:3When Offered:Summer

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