DMSB710- Syllabus


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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA DMSB 710: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT Summer 2008 Professor: Dr. Wendy J. Bailey Office: BA 305 Office Telephone: (803) 777-3058 Home Telephone: (803) 251-3501 E-Mail: [email protected] (this is the best way to contact me) Course Web Page: Office Hours: Monday through Friday 1:30pm – 3:30 pm or by appointment; feel free to stop by if my door is open COURSE OBJECTIVES This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts and fundamentals of financial accounting. Financial accounting focuses on providing useful information to users for external decision making purposes. The objective of this course is to help you become an informed user of firms' external financial reports by teaching you the basic structure of such reports and the process by which they are prepared. By the end of this course, you should be able to understand a company’s financial statements and make economic decisions using the information found in an annual report or 10K. TEXTBOOK AND OTHER COURSE MATERIALS Textbook: Libby, Libby and Short, Financial Accounting , 5 th Edition Libby, Libby and Short, MBA Companion to Financial Accounting , 5 th Edition Hirst and McAnnally, Cases in Financial Reporting , 5 th Edition Other Materials: Course Readings (links available on Blackboard) Homework Manager (purchase a registration code at link on Blackboard) FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING BASICS The Financial Accounting Basics module (see last page of syllabus) should be completed prior to the start of class on July 8, 2008. This module consists of a five-part video streamed Power Point presentation. All students must complete the Comprehensive Exercise at the end of Part 5 and turn in a hardcopy solution to that exercise at the first class meeting on July 8, 2008. ATTENDANCE AND CLASS PARTICIPATION This course moves very quickly so it is very important that you keep up with the material from the start. In order to succeed in this course, you should attend class regularly, complete your class assignments in a timely manner and participate during class sessions. Regular attendance and class participation are a course requirement and lack of attendance or participation will have a significant impact on your grade. All students are encouraged to participate in every class session. If class participation is poor, several names will be randomly selected and I will direct questions to those individuals. CLASS DISCUSSION In class, we will discuss financial reporting cases from the Hirst and McAnally casebook and assigned financial articles. To help you prepare for the class discussion, you should read through the case and be prepared to answer questions in class, especially those specified “concepts” portion of the case. 1
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