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Financial Accounting

This is an undergraduate certificate providing a broad study of financial accounting. Students take all four courses listed. Each is 3 credit hours.

Courses in this certificate include:

This course is an introduction to accounting concepts and the elements of financial statements including basic accounting vocabulary and analysis of business transactions from an accounting viewpoint. Students will be required to recognize, record, and classify new accounting data. Emphasis is placed on corporate accounting. Introductory financial statement analysis and interpretation are also covered.
This course is designed for students pursuing accounting or business careers and who are interested in gaining a more thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial data. Topics include concepts of future and present value, conceptual framework of accounting, study of cash and receivables, inventory measurement and valuation, and tangible operational assets as well as intangible assets. Prerequisites: AC 205 and CIS 101 or BA 222
This course is a continuation of AC 311 and is designed for those interested in gaining a more thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles and procedures. Topics include income recognition, long-term liabilities, shareholder equity and retained earnings, investments, leases, pensions, and derivatives. Prerequisite: AC 311
Students will explore the concept of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and the implications of a computerized AIS, as well as issues involved in converting from a manual system to a computerized AIS, as well as issues involved in converting from a manual system to a computer-based system (database). Students will also become knowledgeable of computer technology, IT terminology, commonly used software applications, and computer-based control issues. Emphasis is placed on internal control and security. Prerequisites: AC 206 and BA 222

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