ACCT 470 Advanced Data Analysis and Reporting

This course provides students applied learning, focusing on more advanced data analysis and reporting. The course focuses on data retrieval and querying through relational database management, data manipulation, and business intelligence tools.

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

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As the business environment becomes increasingly fast-paced and complex, accountants and business professionals must be prepared to deal with large volumes of data. Accountants in all settings benefit from data organization, extraction, and analysis skills. Since data provides valuable information by which professionals make decisions, the efficient and proper use of that data helps to improve the quality of decisions made.  

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Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussion (1)

Discussions are a collaborative learning experience. Therefore, the student will post a thread of 500 words in response to the provided prompt. The thread must demonstrate course-related knowledge, and clearly respond to the discussion prompt. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to two other students’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words.

Read & Interact Assignments (9)

The student will complete 10 SmartBook assignments (Read & Interact) using Connect. These assignments involve reading the assigned chapter, and answering questions regarding the concepts covered in the assigned readings.

Homework Assignments (9)

The student will complete 9 Homework Assignments using Connect. These assignments involve applying concepts from the course textbook to answer questions or solve problems.

Lab Assignments (4)

The student will complete 4 Lab Assignments using Connect. These assignments involve applying concepts from the course textbook to complete data visualization or analysis tasks for sample companies. These assignments may involve the use of technology resources, such as Tableau.

Quizzes (3)

There will be 3 quizzes in this course completed in Connect. Each quiz will be based on the textbook readings and will contain 15 true/false and 35 multiple-choice questions.

Project: Integrated Learning Assignment

The student will complete an Integrated Project Assignment, which will involve applying concepts from the course textbook to complete data analysis tasks for a sample company. This assignment will involve the use of Tableau.

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