ACCT SYLLABUS

ACCT SYLLABUS - ACCT 301-004 Financial Accounting...

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Syllabus Spring 2011 Instructor: Syd Hasan, MBA, CPA, CMA, EA Email: [email protected] Tel: 703-993-9871 Class Time: MW 12-1.15 PM Class Location: ENT 178 Office: Enterprise Hall, Room 111 Office Hours: M 4.30-6.30 PM, W 4.30-5 PM and by appointment only Course Prerequisites ACCT 203 or equivalent Text and Required Materials th Edition, Prentice-Hall Pearson, 2010 MyAccountingLab, Prentice-Hall Pearson Scantron Form 882-E Course Website Go to http://blackboard.gmu.edu Course Description Examines financial accounting from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements, including using financial statement information to make financing, operating and investing decisions for the firm. Undergraduate Program Learning Goals The SOM undergraduate program learning goals are: 1. Our students will be competent in their discipline. 2. Our students will be aware of the uses of technology in business. 3. Our students will be effective communicators. 4. Our students will have an interdisciplinary perspective. 5. Our students will be knowledgeable about global business and trade. 6. Our students will recognize the importance of ethical decisions. 7. Our students will be knowledgeable about the legal environment of business. 8. Our students will be knowledgeable about team dynamics and the characteristics of effective teams. Page 1 of 7
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9. Our students will understand the value of diversity and the importance of managing diversity in the context of business. 10. Our students will be critical thinkers. Course Objectives ACCT 301 students will be competent in their discipline. More specifically, they will be able to: Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to analyze business transactions record them through general journal entries, adjusting entries, and closing entries. Gain an understanding of the environment in which a business operates and the role of the accountant and other stakeholders. Develop the skill of communicating financial information to users through the preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP. Gain an understanding of the importance of ethics for accountants and the need for compliance with regulatory standards. Develop the skill to select the appropriate accounting method that should be used under various scenarios. Record economic transactions using double-entry bookkeeping. Construct basic financial statements. Use fundamental accounting principles for revenue and receivables, cost of sales and inventory, fixed assets, time value of money, short and long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, and marketable securities. Approach to Learning
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