ACC201SyllabusFall09

ACC201SyllabusFall09 - Martin J. Whitman School of...

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Martin J. Whitman School of Management Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting Syracuse University ACC 201: Introduction to Accounting for the Non-Business Major Course Syllabus Fall 2009 - 1 -
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Contact Information MaryAnn P. Fiedler Office: Room 604, School of Management Website: http://blackboard.whitman.syr.edu Email: mpfiedle@syr.edu Phone: 315.443.8216 Office Hours: By appointment Manish Gupta – Teaching Assistant Office: Room 338, School of Management Email: mkgupt02@syr.edu Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00 – 3:30 PM “If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931) American inventor and businessman If you contact me by E-mail, I usually am able see you within 24 hours, except right before exams, quizzes and other assignment deadlines. Please make sure you plan ahead and do not wait until last minute at the busy times, or you may not be seen before the exam or assignment due date. Keep in mind that there are weekly “help” sessions and office hours with our TA that are also available to assist you. Feel free to see me about anything, whether it be class related, school related, career related or whatever I can help you with. I’m here to help you, and will help you with whatever you need me to so that this course provides you with a valuable learning experience. - 2 -
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Course Objectives The basic overall objectives of this course to be accomplished this semester are: 1. Understand the basics of accounting. 2. Be able to differentiate between financial and managerial accounting users, uses and applications. 3. Become aware of some of the major current issues in the accounting profession as well as the impact of these issues on investors, creditors, managers and other stakeholders. 4. Become educated on the profession of accounting in general. 5. Illustrate the relevance of accounting to everyday life regardless of major or professional goals. Accounting is the language of business. The understanding of basic accounting concepts and its role in the business world are essential for success for all professions and occupations. To do well in this course, always keep the following in mind: Understand don’t Memorize Take responsibility for your own learning and take advantage of the weekly “Help” sessions that are offered. Explore and want to learn rather than get the job done to get through Enjoy the experience, and it’s impossible to do poorly!! - 3 -
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Text and Supplemental Materials REQUIRED: Custom edition of Financial and Managerial Accounting, Information for Decisions, by Wild, Larson and Chiappetta. McGraw Hill Irwin, 3 rd edition with Homework Manager This text (and proper edition) is REQUIRED. Textbooks are expensive, but having one is part of the learning process. Without the book, you are missing one of the most important tools and references of the course that you will need to succeed in the self-directed college learning environment. Old editions of the same book often do not provide the same practice
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