ACCTNG512SYLLABUS

ACCTNG512SYLLABUS - PENN STATE GREAT VALLEY MASTER OF...

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PENN STATE GREAT VALLEY MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCTG 512.101 SPRING I 2007 Instructor: Karen Duhala, Ph.D. Office: 200 N Phone: 610-725-5378 Hours: Fax: 610-725-5224 Class Time: E-mail: [email protected] Division Phone: 610-648-3229 Course Information:www.angel.psu.edu Course Description The purpose of this course is to introduce students to financial accounting, which focuses on external users of accounting information. The course will focus on the basic principles underlying financial accounting and specific applications of those principles. Throughout the course, we will focus on the uses (and potential misuses) of financial accounting information. We will also discuss some common techniques used to analyze a firm’s financial position. The focus is NOT to train students to produce accounting information. Rather, the focus is to train students to interpret, evaluate, and use accounting information. Prerequisite(s) None. Required Textbooks Introduction to Financial Accounting , Ninth Edition (2006), Horngren, Sundem, Elliot, and Philbrick. Published by Pearson Prentice Hall. Understanding the Corporate Annual Report: Nuts, Bolts, and a Few Loose Screws , (2003), Fraser and Ormiston. Published by Prentice Hall. Learning Objectives After completing this course, students should be able to: - Interpret accounting reports and utilize them in business applications - Analyze an organization’s financial statements and compare to industry and key competitors - Assess the quality of an organization’s earnings - Understand measurement concepts that underpin U.S. financial statements - Understand the nature of accounting standard setting and the regulatory process
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course ACCTG 512 taught by Professor Duhala,karen during the Spring '07 term at Penn State.

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ACCTNG512SYLLABUS - PENN STATE GREAT VALLEY MASTER OF...

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