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BENTLEY UNIVERSITY TOOLS AND CONCEPTS IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE GB 112 FALL 2009 INSTRUCTOR: Professor Karen K. Osterheld OFFICE: Location: AAC 282 Office Hours: Mondays/Thursdays 2:30-3:30 and by appointment Telephone: 781-891-2724 E-mail: [email protected] Course Blackboard Site: GB112 AllSections Fall 2009 Class Blackboard Site: GB112.FA09.Osterheld.Tools & Concepts in COURSE MATERIALS: Customized text (electronic and printed) containing selected material from Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, , by Berk, DeMarzo and Harford; Managerial Accounting by Bamber, Braun and Harrison, Jr.; Business Essentials (7 th edition) by Ebert and Griffin; Financial Accounting (7 th edition) by Harrison, Jr. and Horngren; and cases from Auditing after Sarbanes-Oxley: Illustrative Cases (2 nd edition), by Thibodeau and Freier; Pearson Custom Publishing, 2009. The link for the electronic version of the textbook is . MyAccountingLab and MyFinanceLab accounts that are packaged with the customized text. The links for MyAccountingLab and MyFinanceLab are and . GB112 Instructional Narrative that will be distributed by your professor. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The primary objective of this course is to provide a foundational understanding of accounting and finance concepts and tools. This course takes students from double-entry accounting through to an elementary understanding of how to construct financial statements. It introduces the use of these statements as the basis for ratio analysis and budgeting. Students begin their study of the basic time value of money concepts that are the foundation for basic valuation techniques for both financial securities and projects valuation. Students are exposed to ethical decision making in business. COURSE GOALS: The purpose of this course is to teach students the basics of finance and accounting so that they will be able to appreciate the role and importance of these functions in business. The course will
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cover several finance and accounting topics including an introduction to business, the time value of money, valuing investments, double-entry accounting, financial statement preparation and analysis, internal controls, and auditing. STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The overall objective is to provide students with an understanding of why accounting and finance information is important and how it is used in evaluating a company’s performance. Students will be able to: Knowledge Develop a foundation in accounting and finance in order to understand the language of business. Identify ethical and legal responsibilities to stakeholders. Skills
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