This is an intensive course in intermediate financial accounting theory and practice concepts like accounting for investments, liabilities, retirement plans, income taxes, and shareholders' equity. The course balances the study of accounting theory and applied learning exercises, such as the use of data analysis tools in the application of accounting practices and procedures.
The accounting student who seeks professional success in his or her career needs to understand both theory and practice in order to meet the challenges that await in the future. Knowing alternatives to current practice can enhance the student’s understanding of accounting practices that may evolve in the future.
Textbook readings, lecture presentations, and notes
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
For each discussion, the student will create 1 thread of at least 500 words. The student must support his or her assertions with at least 2 citations other than the textbook; the Bible may be 1 of those sources. In addition to the thread, the student will reply to the thread of at least 1 classmate. Each reply must be at least 250 words. Citations for the replies are required. Everything must be in current APA format.
Connect Homework Assignments (8)
The student will be assigned homework to complete in Connect. At the end of the assigned modules, Connect will automatically grade all of the assignments, and the instructor will then download the results and place the scores within Canvas. Time spent on each homework assignment will vary by the module: week as well as by the level of comprehension and mastery of the subject matter.
Research Paper: Draft Assignment
The Research Paper Assignment can be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. This assignment will allow students to submit a draft of the final submission and make any necessary edits prior to submitting the final assignment.
Research Paper Assignment
The student will write an 8–10-page research paper on a topic that is relative to managerial accounting theories. The paper must be in current APA format and utilize at least 5 scholarly resources.
The student will complete quizzes within Connect. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, consist of 30 questions, and have a time limit of 2 hours. The student will be allowed 1 attempt at each quiz.