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Unformatted text preview: 1 Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Department of Accounting ACCT101 ¡ Introduction to Accounting Course Outline: Fall 2008 __________________________________________________________________________________ Instructor: Chia-Chun Hsieh Office: Room 3394 E-mail: email@example.com Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 15:00 & 16:00 or by appointment. Classes: Tuesday and Thursday: L12: 16:30 & 18:20 at Room 4334 L13: 11:00 & 12:50 at Room 2612A L16: 09:00 & 10:50 at Room 4502 Teaching assistant: Patsy Yip (Room 3391; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ) __________________________________________________________________________________ I. Course Objectives 1. To examine the role, which accounting plays as the ¡language of business¢ in business organizations. 2. To give a conceptual understanding of the major principles governing financial and managerial accounting. 3. To develop the analytical and technical skills required for preparing financial accounting records and reports, and to use and interpret them. 4. To develop an understanding of the role of managerial accounting in the decision-making process of managers of business organizations. II. Course Learning Outcomes On completion of the course, students will, at an introductory level: 1. Have a comprehensive and well-founded knowledge of the field of accounting. 2. Be able to form critical judgment covering an ability to define and analyze accounting and business problems, apply critical reasoning and make and justify decisions. 3. Demonstrate teamwork, independence and creativity including working, learning, problem solving and conducting applied research as a team and independently. 4. Be effective in communication through collection, analysis and organization of information and ideas and their clear transmission. 5. Demonstrate ethical and social understanding including a knowledge and respect of ethics and ethical standards in accounting and an understanding of social and civic responsibility III. Required Text and Instructional Materials 1. Short, Libby, and Libby. Financial Accounting , 5th edition (2007), McGraw-Hill/Irwin....
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