Principles Of Accounting – acc300 (3 credits)

This course focuses on principles of accounting for the non-accounting student. Emphasis will be placed on the accounting equation and transactions, financial statement preparation and analysis, internal controls, regulatory environment, compliance, and global business implications.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Accounting Environment

  • Describe the relationship between financial statements and the supplemental components comprised in an annual report.

  • Explain how the accounting equation affects financial statment components.

  • Determine the effects of transactions on the accounting equation.

Financial Statements

  • Differentiate between accrual and cash accounting.

  • Prepare adjusting entries.

  • Prepare financial statements.

Financial Statement Analysis

  • Conduct a basic financial statement analysis.
  • Evaluate the effects of unusual or irregular items on financial statements.

Internal Control and Cash

  • Identify the principles of internal control.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations and adjusting entries.

Global Business Financial Environment

  • Describe how debt and stock investments are reported in financial statements.

  • Analyze consolidated financial statements to make business decisions in a global business environment.
  • Explain why corporations invest in stocks and debt securities.

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