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Master of Professional Accounting

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Master of Professional Accounting

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Course Sequence

The course sequence is subject to change.

 

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  • ACC 681 – INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

    This course provides an introduction to financial and managerial accounting. Since this course focuses on accounting for management decisions, it also includes techniques for planning and controlling business operations to achieve company goals. Topics include the accounting cycle, financial statements, and financial ratios. From a managerial perspective, topics include job-order, process costing, activity-based costing, cost behavior, cost volume profit analysis, budgets, variances, and capital budgeting.

  • ACC 682 – INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING

    Financial statements should be prepared with the principles of financial reporting practices in mind. These practices are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Increasingly, these standards adhere to global practices and standards as well. The course begins with an expanded explanation of income statements and balance sheets. As the course progresses, students understand more complex topics with accounting applications such as leases, postretirement benefits, and accounting for income taxes. Additionally, this course includes an advance application for the statement of cash flows.

  • ACC 683 – TAXATION

    This introductory course in taxation exposes students to the various types of federal taxes and the basics of federal income taxation as it applies to businesses and individuals. The course begins with a discussion of basic concepts of federal taxation applicable to all taxpayers. Emphasis is placed on the study of the basic income tax formula, including income inclusions, exclusions, deductions, and the tax consequences of property transactions. This emphasis is followed by a study of income tax laws as they affect the formation, operations, and distributions of corporations and partnerships. The course concludes with a study of the specific income tax provisions applicable to individuals and an introduction to the tax issues associated with the transfer of personal wealth.

  • ACC 684 – ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    The primary focus of the course is the nature, design, and implementation of accounting information systems. Students will understand the theory and practice of relational database management systems in the accounting view of enterprise-wide databases.