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mga301fall06 - MGA 301 Fall 2006 Intermediate Financial...

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MGA 301 – Fall 2006 Intermediate Financial Accounting I Professor: Troy Janes Office: 364 Jacobs Telephone: 645-3271 e-mail: tdjanes@buffalo.edu Office Hours: 9:30 – 10:50pm, Tuesday 10:00am – 11:00am, Wednesday 1:00pm – 1:50pm, Thursday You may also drop by or e-mail anytime. Course Objective MGA 301 is the first course in the financial accounting sequence. Together with MGA 302, this course provides the core of financial reporting knowledge that you will use throughout your academic and professional accounting careers. In this course, we will review the accounting cycle and the four primary financial statements. We will further examine in depth revenue recognition and asset valuation/allocation. Although the uniform CPA examination in the not the focus of this course, all of these subjects are extensively examined by the AICPA. Class Structure Classes will be a combination of lecture, problem solving, and participation. Only through a joint effort can we understand the complex material presented in this course. For class time to be productive, it is imperative that you study the assigned textbook chapters prior to attending class. In class, we will review the primary issues discussed in each chapter and work in-class problems. Homework problems are assigned to allow you additional practice on these accounting techniques. Participation Since learning is best achieved in an interactive environment, I would like to know who you are. Therefore, your first homework assignment (albeit one with no points) is to place information about yourself on an index card (e.g. name, major, hometown, career goal, prior accounting experience, anything else you want me to know). Please turn in your card by Thursday, August 31. Students are also encouraged to get involved in School of Management accounting functions. These include Junior Orientation (Tuesday, Sept. 5, 5pm, Student Union Theater), Beta Alpha Psi (Information Meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5pm in Alfiero 104) and/or UB Accounting Association Meetings (General Mtg on Monday, Sept. 11, 5pm, Location TBD). Attendance at Junior Orientation is your second homework assignment. Attendance at other SOM accounting functions may be
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