Finance and Accounting
ACCT600 Intermediate Accounting I (3 hours)
A comprehensive study of the financial statements, with special emphasis on valuation of each class of asset. Also reviewed are the concepts and principles underlying accounting and their application in the accounting process.
Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.
ACCT601 Intermediate Accounting II (3 hours)
A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I, emphasizing liability and stockholders’ equity accounts, revenue recognition, inflation accounting, statement of cash flows and financial analysis are included. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. (Prerequisite: ACCT600).
ACCT602 Financial Statement Analysis (3 hours)
A study of the techniques used to interpret and analyze financial statements effectively. Managers, accountants, investors and analysts often perform analytical procedure to learn more about what is being reported by public corporations. The viewpoint is that of the user of financial statements. This course is designed primarily for students who expect to be intensive users of financial statements as part of their professional responsibilities.
Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. Prerequisite: ACCT 695 or an equivalent graduate level course in Principles of Accounting.
ACCT605 Cost Accounting (3 hours)
A basic analysis of accumulating and reporting of costs of operations, budgets and other tools of management for measuring profitability of a business enterprise are studied. Emphasis is given to the various cost systems —job order, process cost, standard cost and variable costing. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. (Prerequisite: ACCT601).
ACCT610 Advanced Accounting (3 hours)
An advanced analysis of accounting theory and practice designed to prepare the accounting major for complex problems that arise from partnerships, consolidations and mergers, receiverships, and governmental units. Also a study of the theoretical and practical approach of accounting, budgeting, reporting and auditing for governmental units, colleges and universities, hospitals and other not-for-profit organizations. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. (Prerequisite: ACCT601).
ACCT612 International Accounting (3 hours)
A study of financial reporting for international firms who operate in the global environment. Course topics include International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), auditing the global firm, financial reporting outside of the United States, international financial disclosure issues, accounting harmonization, ethics, foreign exchange, and cultural issues. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. Prerequisite: ACCT600
ACCT615 Individual Tax Research and Planning (3 hours)
A study of income determination and concepts for individuals with emphasis of the impact of taxation on personal and/or business decisions, elementary research techniques, and an understanding of the IRS tax code. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.
ACCT616 Advanced Federal Taxation (3 hours)
This course is a continuation of ACCT615 Individual Tax Research and Planning
for students with an interest in continuing their study of Federal Taxation. The course will consider tax reporting
issues for regular C Corporations, S Corporations, and Partnerships. A brief introduction to International Tax
transactions and Federal Estate and Gift Taxes is included. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. (Prerequisite: ACCT615)
ACCT620 Forensic Accounting (3 hours)
A survey of the rapidly developing and increasingly relevant discipline of forensic accounting with emphasis on such topics as identifying fraudulent financial statements, skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement irregularities, non-cash misappropriations, corruption, and interviewing witnesses; emphasis on the techniques for detecting, measuring and preventing fraud from an analysis of organizations such as WorldCom, Enron, Cendant, Adelphia, Freddie Mac, Fanny Mae and others. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. (Prerequisite: ACCT610).
ACCT630 Financial Accounting Theory Capstone (3 hours)
A study of the accounting function, its role in society, and the theory that provides the underpinning for modern financial reporting. The course will provide an understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and how these principles affect financial accounting and reporting for business entities. Topics covered include revenue recognition principles, accounting for leases, accounting changes, error corrections, and other related topics. All core courses must be taken prior to the capstone course. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.
Capstone courses are NOT included in the university retake policy. All grades for any capstone attempts will appear on transcript and will be calculated in GPA
ACCT695 Accounting Theory and Concepts (3 hours)
A study of how organizations process and report accounting
information. Topics include the accounting cycle, adjusting and closing entries, financial
reporting, and analyzing financial reports. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.
ECON600 Managerial Economics (3 hours)
This course is designed to use economic analysis to enhance business decision-making within private businesses, not-for-profit institutions, and public agencies. Economic concepts covered include demand analysis, production and cost analysis, linear programming applications, pricing policies and regulation.
ECON610 Global Economics (3 hours)
This course is a study of theory and concepts fundamental to understanding the global economy. Students learn to analyze the global business environment of industrialized developing countries, and to think strategically, using micro and macroeconomics principles.
FINC600 Corporate Finance (3 hours)
This course is a study of the major corporate finance and financial management theory, strategy, processes, functions, and other issues. Topics include the finance function, concepts of sources and uses of funds, analysis and estimation of need for funds (short- and long-term), short-term sources, working capital management policy, long-term sources, capital structure policy and implementation, capital budgeting and the cost of capital. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.
FINC605 Financial Accounting (3 hours)
This course examines the nature of accounting theory and practice, procedures, and preparation and interpretation of financial statements. The various uses of accounting information in decision-making, accounting issues concerning income and cash flows, economic resources and capital will be discussed. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.
FINC610 Financial Institutions (3 hours)
This course provides students with an overview of the basic contributions in the modern theory of corporate finance and financial institutions. The course is methodology oriented in that students are required to master necessary technical tools for each topic. The topics covered may include capital structure, distribution policy, financial intermediation, incomplete financial contracting, initial and seasoned public offerings, market for corporate control, product market corporate finance interactions, corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, financing in imperfect markets, security design under adverse selection and moral hazard, and some selected topics. In-depth analysis of the financial system in which banks, other intermediaries, and non-financial organizations function. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.
FINC615 Investment Management (3 hours)
The Investment Management course is designed to provide students with rigorous preparation in the areas of portfolio management and investment analysis. The course will focus on topics including risk, return and the institutional structure of stock and bond markets, theory of portfolio analysis and performance evaluation. Methods employed in managing portfolio choices and asset allocation will also be presented. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.
FINC620 International Finance (3 hours)
This course provides an understanding of current academic research in the areas of international finance and international macroeconomics. Students will learn the tools for conducting research in this field. A comprehensive overview of currency, equity, and international bond markets around the world. Institutional, theoretical issues, and current trends will be analyzed. A strong emphasis will be placed on the hedging techniques and tools used to reduce the risks associated with those financial markets. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.
FINC625 Entrepreneurship Finance (3 hours)
This course is designed to provide the student with the ability to analyze the various processes and sources of seed and venture capital for funding a new enterprise – debt and equity. Planning for the funding aspect of a new venture is critical and this course will address the alternative sources of funds for carrying out the mission of the venture. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.