Corporate Governance and Fraudulent Financial Reporting – ACCT 650

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course examines corporate fraudulent financial reporting and the impact on corporate governance issues.

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

Rationale

This is a graduate level course in corporate governance and fraud detection and prevention. The course presents a study of fraud-prevention techniques used by managers in a contemporary business environment. Internal control systems, auditing, and corporate governance are emphasized in this accounting course.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussions (5)

Discussion are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 5 Discussions. In each discussion, the student will submit a thread directly addressing the topic in 500–800 words. The thread must include at least 3 peer-reviewed sources and integrate at least 1 biblical principle. In addition, the student will submit a meaningful reply to the thread of at least 1 classmate. The reply must be 275–400 words and include at least 1 peer-reviewed source. All Discussion posts must adhere to current APA format.

Individual Learning Project: Proposal Assignment

The student will submit an Individual Learning Project: Proposal. The project requires the analysis and evaluation of an organization’s financial reporting process and the related internal controls. The Proposal must be 275-550 words in addition to the title page, references, and exhibits and must include at least 2 sources in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. The assignment must be in current APA format.

Individual Learning Project: Final Assignment

The student will submit an 2,100-2,650 word research paper in current APA format based on the proposal submitted prior in the course. The final project requires further analysis and evaluation of an organization's financial reporting process and the related internal controls. The paper must include at least 2 sources in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. A biblical application must be included.

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned modules: weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 true/false and multiple-choice questions, and have a time limit of 1 hour and 15 minutes.