171215 ACCT 701, Syllabus (Spring 2018) - Managerial Use of Accounting Data(ACCT 701 Spring-AP1 2018 Online READ THIS SYLLABUS THOROUGHLY Instructor

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Managerial Use of Accounting Data (ACCT 701) Prof. Fabio Ambrosio Spring 2018 Louisiana State University Shreveport Managerial Use of Accounting Data (ACCT 701) Spring-AP1 2018OnlineREAD THIS SYLLABUS THOROUGHLYInstructor: Fabio Ambrosio E-mail: [email protected] Virtual Office hours through Skype (my Skype username is [email protected]): Wednesdays: 8:30 p.m. 9:45 p.m. (Central Time) Other times by appointment only Introduction: This course is delivered as 100% online. Everything will be delivered using Moodle. This includes lectures, resources, slides, videos, quizzes and tests. The course takes place over seven weeks. We will cover new topics each week, with homework covering those new topics due by Saturday evening of that week. All assignments and tests for that week will open on Sunday morning and must be completed through Moodle by 11:55 p.m. U.S. Central Time that following Saturday. You must get into the habit of checking Moodle daily for news and lectures on how to complete the homework for the week. This course requires a lot of self-discipline. It is your responsibility to begin and submit work in a timely fashion. If you begin an assignment at the last minute and find out that you are having technical difficulties or do not have enough time to complete the assignment, you will not be excused. LSU Shreveport’s MBA program makes use of what is known as asynchronous learning, which means that the class will not meet live. Therefore, online interactions will not be in real-time, but instead will make extensive use of forums and other devices, permitting you to interact with others asynchronously. When a specific time is used, it refers to U.S. Central Time (UTC -6). Course Description:An introduction to the sources and uses of accounting information used in the management decision-making process. (3 credits) Topic Coverage: The accounting equation and how accounting information is formulated; financial statement analysis; understanding financial statement content.
Managerial Use of Accounting Data (ACCT 701) Prof. Fabio Ambrosio Spring 2018 Louisiana State University Shreveport Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this course will be knowledgeable users of accounting information. More specifically, students will be able to: a)understand the accounting equation and how the accounting process results in information, b)identify the type of information necessary for managerial decisions, c)locate the sources of accounting information within statements and reports, and to d)use the information for analysis purposes. Required Textbook(s): A PDF version of the textbook is provided free of charge directly on Moodle. Reading Schedule: 11/151/20Chapters 1, 2, and 6Intro to Accounting and the Financial StatementsWeekly Quiz 1 + Assessment 121/211/27Chapters 7 and 9Income Statement and Balance SheetWeekly Quiz 2 + Assessment 231/282/3Chapter 17Financial Statement AnalysisWeekly Quiz 3 + Assessment 342/42/10Chapter 8Inventory Valuation and Cost of Goods SoldWeekly Quiz 4 + Assessment 4

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