Fall 2011 BMGT 220 Syllabus

Fall 2011 BMGT 220 Syllabus - BMGT 220 - PRINCIPLES OF...

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BMGT 220 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I – FALL SEMESTER 2011 DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION ASSURANCE INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Progyan Basu OFFICE: Van Munching Hall 4333R OFFICE HOURS: Mondays and Wednesdays 2 pm to 5 pm - you do NOT need an appointment to see me. OFFICE PHONE: (301) 405-4042 (please send email instead of leaving voicemail) EMAIL: pbasu@rhsmith.umd.edu I will try to respond to all relevant emails sent to this email address within a 48 hour period. If you email me a question, and do not hear back within that time, it is probably because the answer is available in the course syllabus / Blackboard announcement, or because I did not receive your email. For help with administrative issues, please email the Administrative Teaching Assistant (below). If you have specific questions about course materials or assigned homework – please see me or the TAs during our office hours. ADMINISTRATIVE TEACHING ASSISTANT: Jeffrey Williamowsky ( jwilliamowsky@gmail.com ) TEACHING ASSISTANTS: Jillian Chavis ( jchavis@terpmail.umd.edu ) Stephen Ropelewski ( srope607@umd.edu ) Victoria Davis ( vdavis14@umd.edu ) Michael Tesser ( mntdunk@comcast.net ) Joshua Finifter ( jafinn@umd.edu ) Nichole Waldman ( nwaldman@umd.edu ) Hoangmai Phung ( hoangmai90@gmail.com ) Jeffrey Williamowsky ( jwilliamowsky@gmail.com ) TA OFFICE: Van Munching Hall 4332 B TA Office Phone: 301-405-9591 or 301-405-9592 (NO VOICEMAIL) TA OFFICE HOURS: Mondays 10:30 am to 2 pm and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Tuesdays 9 am to 11 am, 2:30 pm to 3 pm and 3:30 pm to 6 pm Wednesdays 10:30 am to 6 pm Thursdays 9 am to 11 am, 12:30 pm to 3 pm and 3:30 pm to 6 pm Fridays 12 pm to 1 pm Feel free to see any of the TAs during the above office hours, not just your assigned TA. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Accounting is often called the “language of business.” Using the vocabulary and grammar of this language, a business entity communicates with those interested in its activities. The interested parties may be outside the firm (e.g., investors, creditors, regulators) or inside the firm (e.g., operating personnel, managers, board members). Information needs of these two groups vary, so the study of accounting is generally segmented into two categories: “financial” accounting (BMGT 220) refers to information primarily intended to communicate with outsiders; “managerial” accounting (BMGT 221) to information primarily intended for insiders. The overall objective of BMGT 220 is to provide you with the concepts and tools needed to understand and effectively use a company’s external or financial accounting information system. Specifically, this course has the following broad objectives: To help understand the role and relationship of financial statements To help understand financial transactions and their impact on financial statements To develop an understanding of the accounting process and to summarize and communicate information useful in making economic decisions. To help understand how to use financial statements to make inferences and decisions
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course BMGT 220 taught by Professor Bulmash during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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Fall 2011 BMGT 220 Syllabus - BMGT 220 - PRINCIPLES OF...

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