Accounting for Non-financial Managers – BMAL 530

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

Students will study the crucial aspects of financial analysis and management so that they will have an understanding of the requirements to identify, measure, and communicate financial information. Topics in this course include: financial reporting, underlying accounting assumptions, performance measures, ratio analysis, cash flow, time value of money and budgeting.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Students earning a graduate degree in business need to understand the fundamentals of accounting and finance. This course takes the broad picture approach, and seeks to provide the accounting and finance essentials needed for today’s non-financial manager.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 400 words, contain at least 2 peer-reviewed references, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words and include at least 2 peer-reviewed references.

Connect Homework Assignments (8)

The student will be assigned homework to complete in Connect. 

Faith Essay Assignment

The student will write an 800-word Faith Essay in current APA format that focuses on how biblical concepts are related to the fields of accounting and finance. The Faith Essay Assignment must include at least 3 peer-reviewed references.

Excel Project Assignment

Given a fact situation, the student will prepare financial and pro-forma financial statements using Excel.

Quizzes (8)

There will be 8 open-book/open-notes Reading Quizzes, which contain 10 true/false and/or essay questions. Each quiz will cover the textbook material for the assigned Module: Week in which it is assigned, and will specifically relate to the end of chapter calculation problems (for chapters 1 through 5). The student will have 45 minutes to complete each quiz.