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Section 18 fall syllabus

Section 18 fall syllabus - Syllabus(Revised Rutgers...

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Syllabus (Revised 8/27/10) Rutgers University Rutgers Business School – Newark & New Brunswick Department of Accounting and Information Systems Introduction to Financial Accounting-33:010:272 Section 18 Fall 2010 Tuesday & Thursday 7:40 – 9:00 pm Hardenbergh Hall, Room A-7, College Avenue Campus Professor: Anthony Pochesci Office : Janice H. Levin Building 94 Rockafeller Road, Room 259, Livingston Campus Email: [email protected] Please type – FINANCIAL 18 in the subject line Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00pm, and by appointment Required Materials: Textbook: 1. Financial Accounting, 7 th edition , Weygandt, Kieso, and Kimmel, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2010) On Line Software: 2. Wiley PLUS (bundled with the textbook if purchased from the Rutgers bookstore). Course Objectives: The general objectives of Introduction to Financial Accounting are to provide the student with an understanding of: 1. The preparation of financial statements for users external to the firm 2. The concepts and standards underlying the accounting procedures used to measure business performance 3. The use of accounting information for business decisions and as a basic language of business The course will emphasize communication skills, critical thinking and decision-making skills, and real- world issues in accounting. Course Structure: Class time will be divided between lecture and discussing the assigned homework. Given the amount of material to be covered, it is imperative for students to read the chapter(s) in detail to get a basic understanding prior to the class period when that chapter will be covered. Students should also complete the exercises and problems that are assigned. 33:010:272:18
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How to succeed in Introduction to Financial Accounting: There is a considerable amount of material covered in this course. To do well in this course it is essential that you: 1) attend class, 2) complete assignments, and 3) do not fall behind. Cramming is not effective in this course.
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