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Keller Graduate School

ACCT 593 Financial Accounting and Reporting

NOVEMBER 2012

Syllabus

Important Deadlines
Course Start Date 10/29/2012 Course Completion Date 1/6/2013
Portal Access Deadline 02/28/13

Discussions Required on a Weekly Basis
By its nature, the evaluation of participation in the threaded discussions will be subjective based both on quantity and quality of contributions. Not all threads will require a response, but all should be read and comments provided as appropriate.

Students are required to participate to the discussion topics once a week, no later than the Sunday of each week. You are eligible to miss 2 weeks of discussion responses, but it must be made up no later than the syllabus deadline listed below. If more than 2 weeks are missed, it will result in an Unsatisfactory in the course. No exceptions.

Discussion questions in Becker are treated differently than what is required in other courses. Students are required to answer the question without reference to other student’s responses. Essentially, I am posting a question that students must answer. I review the student posts and if the question is not answered completely, I will ask students to repost to receive credit. Please give a thoughtful response similar to what you would do when responding to a simulation.

Required Textbooks:

The text for this course is the BECKER CPA REVIEW – Financial (2012 Edition). Reading the text is essential for developing an understanding of each topic. Lectures are very helpful in focusing the student’s efforts on the most important and most likely tested areas. However, while they complement the textbooks, lectures don’t replace them. Class materials also include the Course DVD that includes software to work the multiple-choice questions offline as well as the simulations. Students should view the Introductory Video included on this software before beginning the program of study.

Course Objective:

The goal of this course is to prepare students to pass the Financial Accounting and Reporting section of Uniform Certified Public Accountants examination. The topics covered in this course include the topics listed in the content specification outline as published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Learning Approach and Materials:

Students will cover materials in the textbook in conjunction with the national instructors’ presentation of the materials in the lectures. In addition to covering content, students will work both case-based simulations and multiple-choice questions. Every problem-oriented question worked in class is taken from a prior CPA exam or created to assist in the student’s understanding of the course content. “Distracters” and “blind alleys” are identified as students read and answer questions. Finally, students receive solutions to the problems so they can compare their answers with the correct answers and receive immediate feedback on how they are doing. More importantly students will learn a problem-solving approach for them to efficiently get the correct answer to each question and the best method of setting up answers using various formats. All of these exam techniques are designed to help students maximize their points on the CPA exam.

Course Structure:

The course consists of lectures that will be covered on the following dates:

|KGSM Financial Only | |Week of |Courses |
|OCT 29 |F1 |
|NOV 5 |F2 |
|NOV 12 |F3 |
|NOV 19 |F4 |
|NOV 26 |F5 |
|DEC 3 |F6 |
|DEC 10...
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