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Unformatted text preview: MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY ACC 490 - SURVEY OF ACCOUNTING SYLLABUS SPRING SEMESTER - 2011 Please use this syllabus as your guide to any administrative issues that arise during the semester. Unless otherwise noted, the policies and procedures in the syllabus will be strictly followed during this course. However, the instructor reserves the right to make changes to class requirements, allocation of points, class schedule, or other aspects of this syllabus as dictated by the needs of this specific class and any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING: Instructor: John A. Thompson, Ph.D., CPA Professor Emeritus Phone: (270) 753-2465 (Home) Fax: (270) 809-3922 e-mail: [email protected] Course Numbers: Accounting 490-90 & 490-98 (WEB) Entry Numbers: # 10022 & # 10023 (WEB) Credit Hours: Three (3) Classroom Locations and Meeting Time: Web course – no specific location or meeting time I. Title: Survey of Accounting II. Catalog Description III. Objectives and Purpose IV. Expected Learning Goals & Outcomes V. Course Content VI. Instructional Activities VII. Resources VIII. Grading and Examinations IX. Important Points About ACC 490 X. Attendance Policy and Useful Advice XI. Academic Honesty Policy XII. Required Text XIII. Prerequisites XIV. Computer Software Policy XV. Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Policy XVI. Important Dates Page a 1 a of a a 8 II. Catalog Description: Designed for graduate students who have an inadequate background in accounting. Covers the same material covered in ACC 200 and 201 or the equivalent. Not open to students who have credit for ACC 200 and 201 or the equivalent . Back to Syllabus Menu III. Objectives and Purpose of the Course: A. To provide a background for the process of identifying, measuring, and communicating economic information to permit informed judgments and decisions by users of the information. B. To provide a foundation relative to the accumulation and use of accounting data for decision making with emphasis on planning, controlling, budgeting, analyzing cost behavior, and other managerial concepts. C. Emphasis will be on financial and managerial accounting concepts primarily from a user perspective, with less attention to accounting procedures. Back to Syllabus Menu IV. Expected Learning Outcomes In This Course: A. Understand fundamental accounting concepts that provide a basis for accounting processes. B. Understand how financial and managerial accounting information is used. C. Understand how business transactions and financial information affect the basic financial statements. D. To develop an appreciation of why accounting is important in decision making. E. Understand systematic and meaningful approaches to problem solving with accounting information....
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course ACC 490 taught by Professor Johnthompson during the Spring '10 term at Murray State KY.

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