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Financial Accounting (MMG 520)

Term: 2014-2015 Spring

Faculty

Jeff Schulz M.S.
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Schedule

Wed, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (1/28/2015 - 4/15/2015) Location: CAMB 17SOM 413M

Description

Prerequisite: MMG514

Financial Accounting covers the four basic financial statements and the way they are used by decision makers. Fundamentals and principles of accounting are discussed along with key concepts underlying accounting systems. Students learn the framework of debits and credits used in posting. The course has a focus on interpretation, analysis and communication of financial data. It covers balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, statements of retained earnings, and required SEC 10K filings. Students learn dual entry - accrual accounting with a focus on analysis of key ratios derived from financial statements for internal management. Special attention is given to accounting for assets, liabilities and owner?s equity. Additional topics include generally accepted accounting principles (GAP), the Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, and ethics in accounting.