ACIS 2115 Syllabus Spring 2009

ACIS 2115 Syllabus Spring 2009 - ACIS 2115 Spring 2009...

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Section 1. The objective of this course is to teach students the following : 1.1 The nature and purpose of accounting for business organizations. 1.2 The use and interpretation of financial reports (i.e., income statement, balance sheet, statement of retained earnings, statement of cash flows) prepared for users external to the business enterprise (i.e., owners, creditors, government and the investor). 1.3 The concepts and standards underlying the measurements used in accounting to develop the financial statements of businesses. 1.4 The use of accounting methods to record and classify transactions that affect businesses; and, thus, present useful information to decision makers. 1.5 The importance of ethics and professional integrity. Section 2. Required Course Materials: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting , 2nd edition, Phillips, Libby, and Libby (McGraw Hill/Irwin, 2008) Access to Homework Manager for completing the homework online. An access code for Homework Manager is bundled with new textbooks purchased at the campus bookstore. If you do not purchase a textbook on or around campus or you purchase a used textbook, you will have to buy an access code separately for Homework Manager . This access code can be purchased online by going to the following website: The access code by itself costs $35.00. You are not required to purchase Homework Manager Plus which costs $70 and will also give you access to the eBook. Section 3. Grading: 3.1 Grades are based entirely on your performance on the items listed in the box below. ACIS 2115 Syllabus Spring 2009 Page  1 Percent of Grade Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 Final Exam 10% 22.5% 22.5% 22.5% 22.5% Total 100% Spring 2009 Spring 2009 ACIS 2115 ACIS 2115 Principles Principles of of Financial Accounting Financial Accounting Virginia Virginia   Tech Tech
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3.2 There is NO guarantee that final grades will be curved. Individual components of the grade will not be adjusted during the semester to achieve a grade distribution curve, and, therefore, should be viewed on a traditional scale as follows: A 93% and above A- 90% – 92% B+ 87% - 89% B 83% - 86% B- 80% - 82% C+ 77% - 79% C 73% - 76% C- 70% - 72% D+ 67% - 69% D 63% - 66% D- 60% - 62% F 0% – 59% Section 4. Important Information: 4.1 This course is coordinated by Dr. Easterwood. Dr. Easterwood prepares all the exams and determines final grades. You may contact Dr. Easterwood by email at [email protected] or by phone at 231-7920. 4.2 This course is a difficult course. Unlike other courses you may have taken, you cannot get by with simply reading the lecture notes and/or listening to the lecture. This is a course where students must study and must PRACTICE applying the
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course ACIS 2115 taught by Professor Jayardley during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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ACIS 2115 Syllabus Spring 2009 - ACIS 2115 Spring 2009...

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