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AIM 6201 Syllabus

AIM 6201 Syllabus

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Course Syllabus Page 1
Course Information
Course
Course Number/Section 6201/0G1Course Title Financial AccountingTerm and Dates Fall 2010 August 19
th
-October 16th
Professor Contact Information
Professor John P. Barden CPA, CFEOffice Phone 972 883-4434Other Phone 607 759-0918 CellEmail Address john.barden@utdallas.eduOffice Location 4- 4429 School of ManagementOnline Office Hours By Appointment
About the Instructor
Name: John P. Barden, CFE, CPA, MBAJohn Barden is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Public Accountant in New YorkState. John has over 20 years of corporate accounting experience working withPricewaterhouseCoopers, Paramount Pictures and Azon Corporation. John also is aSenior Professional Accounting Lecturer at The University of Texas at Dallas, teachingPrinciples of Accounting and Managerial Accounting. Previously John taught at theSchool of Management at Binghamton University. John graduated from St. John FisherCollege in Rochester, New York with a BS in Accounting in 1983, and an MBA fromManhattan College in New York City in 1988.
Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
Undergraduate Degree
Course Description
This course is intended to help you develop an understanding of financial statements inpursuit of organizational goals and strategies. The focus will be on the user and prepareof accounting information. As a manager/accountant, you should be able to identifyrelevant information and the appropriate methods for analyzing information, working
 
Course Syllabus Page 2
together with others in a financial, global, and ethical environment. In addition, you willgain the ability to communicate information to others in the organization using a criticalthinking approach via cases and case presentations
COURSE OBJECTIVES
In this course, I will emphasize six areas. They include (1) competence in accountingBalance Sheet, Income Statement & Cash Flows (2) critical thinking, (3) globalperspective, (4) ethical awareness, (5) social and organization skills, and (6)technology. Please take a moment to
understand 
these objectives and how I propose tomeet them during the semester.
CURRICULARAREAS
 
COURSEOBJECTIVESHOWOBJECTIVES AREMETFunctionalcompetence
To understandaccounting theoryand processes andapply them to real-world problems.This is the mainobjective of thecourse. The classlectures viaPowerPoint slides,discussions, andthe Websitereadings aregeared to thisobjective.
Critical thinking
To identifymanagementproblems andapply thetheory/tools taughtin class in solvingthe problems.The exams will testyour ability toidentify and applythe relevant theoryto the classlectures & notes.
Global Perspective
To understand thatbusiness decisionsneed to be adaptedto different culturesThe sessions onInternationalOrganizations aregeared tounderstandingpolicies &procedures.
Ethical Awareness
To recognize theethical dilemmasthat companiesoften face inpursuing marketshare and profit.The session onEthics is geared tothis objective alongwith the SECwebsite and ourdiscussions.
 
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Social/OrganizationSkills
To test for effectiveoral and writtencommunications,as well as theability to work onprojects.Think of your ownbusinessenvironment & howit can change.Working on Pepsiproject.
Technology
To understand howtechnology,particularly theInternet, ischangingaccountants tothink.The sessions onFraud and thePepsi project aregeared to thisobjective.
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
To develop an understanding of basic financial accounting in pursuit of "organizationalgoals and strategies." By the end of the course students should be familiar with thetechnical skills of Financial Statements, Accounting Information Systems, OperatingDecisions and Financing Decisions. As managers/accountants you should be able toidentify relevant information, the appropriate methods for analyzing information, workingtogether in on financial, global, and ethical environment. In addition you will have theability to communicate information to others in the organization using a critical thinkingapproach.
Required Textbooks and Materials
 Required Texts
Financial Accounting 10
th
Albrecht, Stice, Stice & SwainISBN 0324645570
 
Suggested Course Materials
Note:
it is critical you review the PowerPoint slides, read the chapters, do thehomework and review the answers to the homework. After you haveaccomplished this than take the quiz after each chapter.
Textbooks and some other bookstore materials can be ordered online through MBS DirectVirtual Bookstore or Off-Campus Books online ordering site. They are also available in stock at the UTD Bookstore and Off-Campus Books.

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