Joseph B. Paperman
Special topics of current concern to faculty and students. Offered only when faculty is available and student interest is sufficient. Class is announced in advance of scheduled offerings.
This course will focus on finance and accounting concepts and their applications to decision-making. Specific topics will include:
* The financial system and accounting's role in it * The time value of money and discounted cash flow analysis * The accounting cycle and basic financial statements * Interpreting financial statements * Internal controls, corporate governance and ethical behavior * Cost behavior and control * Budgeting * Personal Financial Planning * Federal Income Taxes * Managing Debt
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The course will use a mixture of lecture, text readings, homework, and real-world cases to explain the concepts and provide opportunities for their application.
Class assignments and grading