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Financial Accounting and Assurance Track Curriculum

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MGA 621LEC Data Analytics for Accountants

An in-depth study of data related to key business process risks and internal controls, financial statement analysis, and tax analysis. Critical thinking skills are enhanced by applying accounting concepts and knowledge learned in other courses to data sets. Effective communication of the data analysis results to management is included. Experience using Microsoft Excel, Computer Assisted Audit Tools (CAAT's), and web based business intelligence software is provided.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
21710 S2A LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs 214 Metzger, Lorrie A
21614 S1A LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Jacobs 214 Metzger, Lorrie A

MGA 617SEM Advanced Topics in Management Accounting and Control

Applications-based analysis of current management accounting topics, including revenue management, activity-based management, value chain analysis, capacity management, target costing, benchmarking, and the balanced scorecard. Emphasis is on case analyses and data analytics demonstrating the role of management accounting information in actual business decisions. A service learning project involving a community based nonprofit entity will be completed.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16615 S1A SEM Seminar in Mgt Accounting TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 214 Nesper, Kathleen S

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MGA 618SEM Current Issues in Financial Reporting

The objective of this course is to develop skills in solving current financial accounting problems when accounting standards are vague or nonexistent. A particular emphasis is placed on case analysis. To achieve the course objective, students will: (1) enhance research skills through the use of professional accounting literature; (2) develop analytical and critical thinking skills through analyzing accounting cases and arriving at defensible solutions; (3) improve oral and written communication skills through presenting research conclusions in a professional manner.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11585 S1A SEM TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 110 Xu, Weihong
Track Courses:

MGA 637LEC Business Valuation for Accountants

The objectives of this course are for students to understand the basic concepts of valuation and how accounting information is utilized as inputs in the valuation process. We will cover several methodologies to translate accounting information into firm value. Valuation is often applied for financial reporting purposes to determine the value of a particular asset or liability. For example, there are critical accounting issues in mergers and acquisitions, fair value estimations, stock-option compensation, and impairment reviews, which require auditors to have a basic understanding of valuation.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
17906 S1A LEC M 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 214 Dambra, Michael J

  • MGX XXX Business Elective or Internship
  • MGX XXX Business Elective

Internal Audit and Risk Management Track Curriculum

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MGA 621LEC Data Analytics for Accountants

An in-depth study of data related to key business process risks and internal controls, financial statement analysis, and tax analysis. Critical thinking skills are enhanced by applying accounting concepts and knowledge learned in other courses to data sets. Effective communication of the data analysis results to management is included. Experience using Microsoft Excel, Computer Assisted Audit Tools (CAAT's), and web based business intelligence software is provided.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
21710 S2A LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs 214 Metzger, Lorrie A
21614 S1A LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Jacobs 214 Metzger, Lorrie A

MGA 617SEM Advanced Topics in Management Accounting and Control

Applications-based analysis of current management accounting topics, including revenue management, activity-based management, value chain analysis, capacity management, target costing, benchmarking, and the balanced scorecard. Emphasis is on case analyses and data analytics demonstrating the role of management accounting information in actual business decisions. A service learning project involving a community based nonprofit entity will be completed.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16615 S1A SEM Seminar in Mgt Accounting TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 214 Nesper, Kathleen S

-OR-

MGA 618SEM Current Issues in Financial Reporting

The objective of this course is to develop skills in solving current financial accounting problems when accounting standards are vague or nonexistent. A particular emphasis is placed on case analysis. To achieve the course objective, students will: (1) enhance research skills through the use of professional accounting literature; (2) develop analytical and critical thinking skills through analyzing accounting cases and arriving at defensible solutions; (3) improve oral and written communication skills through presenting research conclusions in a professional manner.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11585 S1A SEM TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 110 Xu, Weihong
Track Courses:

MGA 641LEC Advanced Topics in Internal Audit

Advanced topics in internal auditing is a course that helps students develop the necessary skills to performing assurance and consulting services in the more complex areas of internal audit. It covers specialized areas as auditing global capital markets clients and operational and process auditing. The course concentrates on specific techniques used in auditing specific industries such as financial institutions, health care, manufacturing and retail. Classroom presentations are supplemented by analysis of joint instructor/practitioner developed cases.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
17852 S1A LEC M 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 122 Unknown

MGA 642LEC Information Technology Audit

This course presents information systems and technology audit, internal control concepts, and management practices. As business continues toward a more substantial reliance upon the capabilities of information systems and other technologies, it becomes increasingly important for auditors to understand information systems and technology and how they relate to financial reporting and other types of internal controls. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to conduct audits of information systems and technology.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11589 S1A LEC MW 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs B30 Metzger, Lorrie A

  • MGX XXX Business Elective

Taxation Track Curriculum

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MGA 621LEC Data Analytics for Accountants

An in-depth study of data related to key business process risks and internal controls, financial statement analysis, and tax analysis. Critical thinking skills are enhanced by applying accounting concepts and knowledge learned in other courses to data sets. Effective communication of the data analysis results to management is included. Experience using Microsoft Excel, Computer Assisted Audit Tools (CAAT's), and web based business intelligence software is provided.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
21710 S2A LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs 214 Metzger, Lorrie A
21614 S1A LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Jacobs 214 Metzger, Lorrie A

MGA 654 Advance Topics in ASC740 and Subchapter K

Course description is currently not available.

Track Courses:

MGA 651LEC Tax Planning for the Closely-Held Business

This course introduces the tax planning issues and opportunities relevant to assisting a closely-held business and its principals throughout their respective lifecycles. The course will integrate the concepts of choice of entity, financing, compensation planning, retirement and other employee benefit planning, gift and estate planning and inter-generational ownership transfers.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11590 S1A LEC MW 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 122 Cohen, Ann Burstein

MGA 653LEC Advanced Topics in Corporate Taxation

MGA 653 is a continuation of the study of the U.S. income tax law governing corporations and their owners that began in MGA 612. This course will focus on some of the more complex income tax issues encountered by established C corporations including consolidated tax returns, corporate liquidating distributions, corporate acquisitions and reorganizations, and advanced tax accounting issues.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11584 S1A LEC M 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Alfiero 103 Cassidy, Daniel J.

  • MGX XXX Business Elective

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