Accounting Issues in Business Decisions   [Archived Catalog]

ACC 6501 - Accounting Issues in Business Decisions

Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; ACC 201-202, or ACC 203 The course provides an introduction to the analysis and use of corporate financial reports from the perspectives of investors, creditors and other external users. Coverage ranges from the pressures faced by management, accountants and auditors as they prepare financial statements to the impact of accounting information on strategic decisions. From an internal decision-making perspective, the course examines the preparation and use of managerial accounting information. Topics include activity based costing, decision support systems including relevant costs and benefits, and budgeting systems.

[Crosslisted as: LAW 7614 for JD/MBA.]