Accounting Minor

ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)

This is an introduction to the basic accounting model and the framework for developing financial statements. The major focus is on the study of generally accepted accounting principles as they apply to the measurement of income and the presentation of a firm's financial position.
(Normally offered each semester.)

ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II (3 hours)

The role of accounting in the formation and capitalization of corporations is studied. Other topics include cash flow, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, and basic managerial accounting.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I.
(Normally offered each semester.)

ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I (3 hours)

A study of accounting theory and procedure and the preparation of financial statements for corporations. Subjects include present value concepts and the measurement, recording, and presentation of cash receivables, inventory, income, fixed assets, and intangible asset transactions.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II (3 hours)

A continuation of ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I that includes a study of long-term liabilities, stockholders' equity transactions, and preparation of the cash flow statement.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 2280 Cost Accounting (3 hours)

A study of methods used in allocating costs and expenses to operations. The course involves the comparison of cost data with predetermined budgets and standards.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 2440 Accounting Information Systems (3 hours)

Focuses on the collecting, processing, and communicating financial information in an organization. An entity's processing cycles are studied. Students receive hands-on experience with manual and computerized accounting applications, including spreadsheets.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I and ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 3300 Managerial Accounting (3 hours)

This course studies advanced topics in providing and utilizing accounting information in the planning and controlling of business operations, in costing products or services, and in providing quality to customers. Students also study how this information is utilized to create value through improved decision-making from decisions regarding inventory to profitability analysis to long-term capital investments. This course also studies the use of financial information, as well as non-financial information, to evaluate business performance, strategy, and implementation.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2280 Cost Accounting or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 3400 Individual Federal Tax Accounting (3 hours)

An introduction to Federal Income Tax laws through the study of the tax law, regulations, and procedures that apply to individual taxpayers. This course provides a basic understanding of the Federal Income Tax code and of tax compliance as it relates to individual taxpayers.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 4410 Corporate Federal Tax (3 hours)

A study of the tax law, regulations and procedures that apply to corporations and partnerships. This course also studies more advanced topics in individual and corporate Federal tax law.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 3400 Individual Federal Tax Accounting.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 4420 Auditing (3 hours)

This course provides an overview of the auditing profession and studies the various types of audit reports. Ethics and professionalism are discussed in the framework of the Code of Professional Conduct for Certified Public Accountants. Concepts such as materiality, audit risk, and evidence are visited, as well as audit planning, internal control, and workpaper documentation. The concept of audit sampling is introduced. Auditing applications to the various business cycles and financial statement accounts are explored.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 4430 Advanced Accounting (3 hours)

Students learn accounting issues related to corporate expansion and prepare financial statements for consolidated entities. International accounting standards, foreign currency, and partnerships are also studied. Additionally, at least 25% of the course focuses on accounting for government and not-for-profit organizations.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)