Course Details

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Course # Course Title Description
ACCT 7320 Introduction to Data Analytics in Accounting

This course introduces data preparation and analysis, enabling the student to: (a) begin the understanding of data analytics and (b) develop data analytics skills useful in the field of accounting. A variety of current software programs are introduced.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an understanding of how data analytics impacts the accounting profession including basic knowledge of various current software programs.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an understanding of how data analytics impacts the accounting profession including basic knowledge of various current software programs.

ACCT 7330 Advanced Accounting

This course focuses on financial accounting for business combinations and the preparation of consolidated financial statements. The course also covers financial accounting for partnerships, international transactions and hedging fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain a deeper understanding of accounting issues and processes for multiple entities.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain a deeper understanding of accounting issues and processes for multiple entities.

ACCT 7337 Oil and Gas Taxation

This course examines the fundamental property concepts governing oil and gas taxation. Topics include geological and geophysical costs, intangible drilling costs, equipment costs, dry hole costs, and abandonments.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an understanding of oil and gas taxation issues and how to read, interpret, and apply tax law specific to oil and gas operations and transactions.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an understanding of oil and gas taxation issues and how to read, interpret, and apply tax law specific to oil and gas operations and transactions.

ACCT 7340 Financial Statement Analysis

This course examines financial statement analysis with special emphasis on understanding, organizing, and summarizing financial data for decision making purposes related to valuation.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain a deeper understanding of financial and accounting analysis and equity valuation.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain a deeper understanding of financial and accounting analysis and equity valuation.

ACCT 7360 Partnership Taxation

This course examines tax implications of conducting a business operation as a trust, partnership, or as a Subchapter S corporation. Tax planning considerations are emphasized.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an understanding of tax planning issues for partnerships, LLCs, and their owners.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an understanding of tax planning issues for partnerships, LLCs, and their owners.

ACCT 7362 Tax Research

This course covers the basics of Federal Tax research and introduces students to Thomson Reuter’s Checkpoint online tax service.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students learn the fundamentals of tax research and how to communicate research results in tax memos and client letters. Also, students gain technological skills in using an online tax service.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students learn the fundamentals of tax research and how to communicate research results in tax memos and client letters. Also, students gain technological skills in using an online tax service.

ACCT 7367 Advanced Internal Audit

This course examines internal auditing methods and operational audits and provides a review of the CIA examination.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an understanding of internal auditing theories and applications from subject-matter experts, and are introduced to topics tested in the CIA examination.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an understanding of internal auditing theories and applications from subject-matter experts, and are introduced to topics tested in the CIA examination.

ACCT 7370 Advanced Financial Statement Auditing

This course covers advanced topics in corporate financial reporting and auditing. Topics discussed include financial statement assertions/risks, internal controls, financial reporting, research techniques, emerging issues, and resources and application of rules and regulations including the SEC and PCAOB. This course also includes "Data Analytics" skill development and knowledge acquisition through the use of IDEA data analytics software and Tableau "Dashboard" presentation software.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain a deeper understanding of financial reporting and auditing; and develop skills for formulating and communicating solutions. Students also gain experience with IDEA data retrieval and Tableau software packages which will be loaded onto the students' laptops.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain a deeper understanding of financial reporting and auditing; and develop skills for formulating and communicating solutions. Students also gain experience with IDEA data retrieval and Tableau software packages which will be loaded onto the students' laptops.

ACCT 7372 Multijurisdictional Taxation

This course examines the principles guiding nexus, geographic allocation of income, and the avoidance of double taxation, with an emphasis on understanding the U.S. tax rules that apply to income involving the U.S. and another country. Comparisons with multi-state tax rules and the tax implications of business conducted electronically are also addressed.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an understanding of tax issues when conducting business outside a single jurisdiction.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an understanding of tax issues when conducting business outside a single jurisdiction.

ACCT 7373 Applied Data Analytics Tools in Accounting

This course continues the study of data analytics in accounting focusing on the tools and methods for extracting business intelligence from data. This course covers topics such as data extraction, transformation and load processes, data visualization, data analysis, and reporting of analytics results to decision makers. The course is continually updated for advances in data analytic methods, so please review the course syllabus for details.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain a more in-depth understanding of how data analytics impacts the accounting profession including various current software programs.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students learn from subject-matter experts about current issues and trends related to data analytics. Students also gain more in-depth knowledge of a variety of current software programs.

ACCT 7374 Applied Data Analytics Computational Techniques in Accounting

This course continues the study of data analytics using data analytics scripting techniques. The knowledge acquired in this course will enable students to obtain, describe, explore, manipulate, and analyze complex data sets and apply the techniques to a wide range of accounting, audit, and tax issues. The course is continually updated for advances in data analytic methods, so please review the course syllabus for details.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    This course takes you from having no previous experience in programming to an intermediate level in Python.

Benefits / Application to Career:

This course takes you from having no previous experience in programming to an intermediate level in R.

ACCT 7375 Taxation of Business Entities

This course follows the lifecycle of a corporation and examines the federal tax issues encountered at each stage. The course also provides an introduction to flow-through entities. Emphasis is placed on understanding how taxes relate to business decisions and planning.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an understanding of tax consequences effecting C and S corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts.  Students also gain experience in using tax return preparation software and are introduced to topics tested on the regulation section of the CPA exam.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an understanding of tax consequences effecting C and S corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts.  Students also gain experience in using tax return preparation software and are introduced to topics tested on the regulation section of the CPA exam.

ACCT 7378 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting

This course examines the unique environment, concepts, and procedures of accounting, financial reporting, auditing, and budgeting of governmental and not-for-profit organizations.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an in-depth understanding about accounting and reporting of governmental and not-for-profit organizations.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an in-depth understanding about accounting and reporting of governmental and not-for-profit organizations.

ACCT 7379 Current Issues in Taxation

This course covers the current issues in state, federal, and international taxation that are not covered in other tax course offerings.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students learn from subject-matter experts about current tax issues confronting CPA firms and public companies.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students learn from subject-matter experts about current tax issues confronting CPA firms and public companies.

ACCT 7380 Advanced Corporate Taxation

This course covers advanced topics in the federal income taxation of corporations including mergers and acquisitions, consolidated tax returns, and multinational tax planning.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain a deeper understanding of how taxes relate to business transactions and decisions.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain a deeper understanding of how taxes relate to business transactions and decisions.

ACCT 7385 Forensic Accounting

This course covers how and why occupational fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved and why it is important to understand the “red flags” of fraud.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an understanding on the techniques to discover and prevent fraud.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an understanding on the techniques to discover and prevent fraud.

ACCT 7390 Control and Security of Financial Information

This course covers the fundamentals of information security and techniques for securing hardware, software, and data. Topics include the elements of information security, common threats and countermeasures, and management, operational, and technical controls.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an understanding of information security programs and methods, tools, and techniques to address security threats.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an understanding of information security programs and methods, tools, and techniques to address security threats.

ACCT 7397 Sustainability Accounting

A comprehensive review of accounting principles and practices in the sustainability sector, including the history of the discipline, theories and models of accounting, professional frameworks, laws and regulations, assurance reporting practices, and industry-wide standards and metrics. Interdisciplinary coursework will incorporate a critical review of the development and applications of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students will learn about specific employment opportunities and prepare to apply for positions using current business guidance. Course materials will include the professional standards and business planning metrics that are utilized in the workplace.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students will learn about specific employment opportunities and prepare to apply for positions using current business guidance. Course materials will include the professional standards and business planning metrics that are utilized in the workplace.

GENB 7303 Professional Accounting Communication

This course covers professional communication for accountants.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students develop communication skills and learn how to communicate accounting information effectively to stakeholders.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students develop communication skills and learn how to communicate accounting information effectively to stakeholders.

GENB 7304 Business Ethics for Accountants

This course examines ethics from a professional’s perspective with a focus on origins of ethics and basis for various ethical perspectives, modern day ethical decision making and behavior, and the laws that govern the accounting professional.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students learn the ethical principles governing the accounting profession.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students learn the ethical principles governing the accounting profession.

MIS 7373 Database Management Systems I

This course focuses on data modeling and database design.  Topics covered include conceptual data modeling, migration/transformation of a conceptual data model, database implementation, and normalization of data.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students learn how to analyze and develop data models for organizations, to apply and use relational database management systems, and to store, query, and retrieve information.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students learn how to analyze and develop data models for organizations, to apply and use relational database management systems, and to store, query, and retrieve information.

MIS 7376 Systems Analysis & Design

This course introduces various design methodologies used to develop the information requirements and design specifications for large-scale, computer-based systems.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an understanding of how to improve an organization’s business processes by using software, hardware, and computer networks.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an understanding of how to improve an organization’s business processes by using software, hardware, and computer networks.

MIS 7378 Information Technology Management and Control

This course focuses on the key elements of management applied to the information systems function. Topics discussed include:  the state of information systems today, hiring and keeping IS personnel, acquiring hardware and software, legal and financial concerns, and governance of the IT function.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain an understanding of how information systems and technology impact business processes and decision making.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain an understanding of how information systems and technology impact business processes and decision making.

MIS 7381 Management of Information Security

This course examines models and techniques for managing and controlling the security of an organization’s information assets. Topics include risk control strategies, security programs and policies, security management audits, and legal and ethical perspectives.

  • Benefits / Application to Career

    Students gain a deeper understanding of IT infrastructure, identifying potential threats to an organization’s information assets, and models and techniques for managing and controlling information assets security.

Benefits / Application to Career:

Students gain a deeper understanding of IT infrastructure, identifying potential threats to an organization’s information assets, and models and techniques for managing and controlling information assets security.