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SYLLABUS Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA 3/15/2010 Page | 1 Course Title Intermediate Financial Accounting Course Number Management 120A, Section 2 Quarter Spring 2010 Instructor Danny S. Litt Meeting Times Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00am - 9:50pm Meeting Dates March 30, 2010 – June 3, 2010 Final Exam Date Monday, June 7, 2010; 6:30pm - 9:30pm Class Location Cornell D313 UCLA Office Anderson School of Management, Room D 406 UCLA Office Phone Number 310-825-8828 (message) UCLA Office Hours Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00am or by appointment UCLA E-mail address (reference Management 120A) C OURSE D ESCRIPTION The course covers the interpretation, use, processing, and presentation of accounting information. The course examines the preparation of the principal accounting statements. Other topics include valuation, revenue recognition, recording, presentation, and control of cash; receivables; inventories; valuation, recording and presentation of plant, equipment and intangible assets. This is an “impacted” class and you may only drop within the first two weeks. C OURSE G OALS AND O BJECTIVES Develop an understanding and comprehension of generally accepted accounting principles and their application to the basic accounting process. This class is the first part of the two part series of Intermediate Financial Accounting. After completing this course, the student should be able to: Understand the accounting concepts and prepare and use the accounting information. Recognize where traditional financial statements may and may not be adequate. Recognize emerging approaches, understand how they may improve on the traditional, and integrate the two. Develop skills in group problem solving. T OPICS I NCLUDE The Accounting Process Balance Sheet & Risk Analysis Statement of Income & Statement of Cash Flows Revenue Recognition Profitability Analysis Time Value of Money Cash & Receivables Inventory Valuation
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SYLLABUS Management 120A 3/15/2010 Page | 2 Property, Plant and Equipment Natural Resources Intangible Assets Investments GAAP vs IFRS R EQUIRED C OURSE T EXT Intermediate Accounting , Fifth Edition Spiceland, Sepe, Nelson and Tomassini McGraw-Hill, 2010 ISBN-13 9780077282073 / MHID 0077282078 R ECOMMENDED R EADING Current daily issues of the Wall Street Journal Current issues of Business Week Magazine Current issues of The Daily Bruin G RADING Course grades are based on the following: Points Percentage (%) Case 1 50 10 Case 2 50 10 Exam 1 200 40 Exam 2 200 40 Total 500 100% Exam 1 will cover the material preceding the exam and is anticipated to last one and one-half hours. Exam 2 is cumulative, with emphasis on the later chapters, and will be approximately three hours in length. There will be no makeup exams . Each student is expected to attend regularly and be prepared to discuss the material covered that
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