1 The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Business and Economics School of Business Course Syllabus and Outline BUSI 1002ABC Introduction to Accounting Semester I, 2009/2010 I.COURSE INFORMATION Course Name:Introduction to accounting Prerequisite:NilTextbook: John J. Wild Ken W. Shaw Barbara, Principles of Financial Accounting, 19thedition, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Textbook Supporting Website: www.mhhe.com/wildFAP19eReference:J.R. Williams, S.F. Haka, M.S. Bettner, J.V. Carcello, Financial Accounting, 13thedition, 2008, McGraw-Hill International Edition. Instructor: Dr. Chunlin Mao Email:[email protected]Tel: 2857-8345 Office: 722, Meng Wah Complex Tutor: BUSI1002_AB: Mary Ma Office: G02 May Hall Phone: 2241-5003 Email: [email protected]BUSI1002_C: Christina Ho Office:Room618,Meng Wah Complex, Phone: 2857-8341 Email: [email protected]II.COURSE DESCRIPTIONS The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of financial accounting and its underlying assumptions. This introductory accounting course assumes no prior academic knowledge of accounting and is designed for both accounting and non-accounting majors. We will discuss how to prepare and how to use financial statements. We will also talk about the limitations of financial statements. The presentation will consist of moderately technical expositions of concepts and material. Throughout the course we will illustrate applications of accounting principles with real examples.
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