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Course Design Guide
ACC/561 Version 4
1
Syllabus
School of Business ACC/561 Version 4 Accounting
Copyright © 2011, 2009, 2008 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.
Course Description
This course applies accounting tools to make management decisions. Students learn to evaluate organizationalperformance from accounting information. Other topics include financial statements, cost behavior, cost allocation,budgets, and control systems.
Policies
Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies containedwithin the following two documents:
Universitypolicies:You must be logged into the student website to view this document.
Instructor policies: This document is posted in the
Course Materials
forum.University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies maybe slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities,read the policies governing your current class modality.
Course Materials
 Abrams, R. (2003).
The successful business plan: Secrets & strategies
(4th ed.). Palo Alto, CA: The PlanningShop.Kimmel, P. D., Weygandt, J. J., & Kieso, D. E. (2009).
 Accounting: Tools for business decision making 
(3rd ed.).Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Software
WileyPLUS
 
Week One: Financial Reporting and Analysis
DetailsDuePoints
Objectives 1.1
Differentiate between financial statements.
1.2
Evaluate financial statements of nongovernment organizations.
1.3
Recognize the major aspects of the regulatory environment.
Readings Read
Ch. 1 of 
 Accountin
.
Read
this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Participation Participate
in class discussion.Ongoing2
Discussion Respond
to weekly discussion questions.DQ1-2
 
Course Design Guide
ACC/561 Version 4
2
Questions
WedDQ2 -Sat
Individual
WileyPLUS Assignment WeekOne
Resources:
WileyPLUS and
 Accounting 
Access
WileyPLUS using the link on the student website.
Complete
the following in WileyPLUS:
Brief Exercise BE1-7
Brief Exercise BE1-8
Brief Exercise BE1-9Monday4
Individual
Financial StatementDifferentiation Paper 
Write
a paper of no more than 700 words discussing the four differenttypes of financial statements. Explain the information provided byeach financial statement and include your responses to the followingquestions:
Which financial statement, or statements, would be of mostinterest to investors?
Which financial statement, or statements, would be of mostinterest to creditors?
Which financial statement, or statements, would be of mostinterest to management?
Format
your paper consistent with APA guidelines.Monday5
Week Two: Apply Financial Information
DetailsDuePoints
Objectives 2.1
Evaluate the financial condition of a company.
2.2
Outline a package for a bank loan.
Readings Read
Ch. 13 of 
 Accounting 
.
Read
Ch. 2 & 3 of 
The Successful Business Plan
.
Read
this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Participation Participate
in class discussion.Ongoing2
DiscussionQuestionsRespond
to weekly discussion questions.DQ1-WedDQ2 -Sat2
Individual
WileyPLUS Assignment WeekTwo
Resource:
WileyPLUS
Complete
the following in WileyPLUS:
Exercise E13-5Monday2
 
Course Design Guide
ACC/561 Version 4
3
Exercise E13-6
Exercise E13-9
Learning Team Post
the Learning Team CharterMonday2
Individual
Small-Business IdeaPaper 
Imagine
the government has released funds for creating smallbusinesses. You are interested in establishing a small business, andyou must decide which of the four forms of business organizationwould best suit your unique product or service. Consider legal, tax,accounting, and other implications when selecting from the four business types.
Write
a paper of no more than 1,250 words discussing your small-business idea. Include the following:
The advantages and disadvantages of the four different formsof business organization, which include the following:
o
Sole proprietorship
o
Partnership
o
C corporation
o
S corporation
The different types of financial statements associated witheach form of business organization
The following consequences associated with each form of business organization:
o
Tax implications
o
Legal implications
o
 Accounting implications, such as SOX and FASB
 An explanation of the unique product or service your smallbusiness provides
Your choice of business organization form for your newbusiness
Your rationale for choosing this form of business organization
Format
your paper consistent with APA guidelines.Monday6
Week Three: Product Costing 
DetailsDuePoints
Objectives 3.1
Differentiate between various costing methods.
3.2
Make management decisions using costing methods.
Readings Read
Ch. 15, 16, & 17 of 
 Accountin
.
Read
this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

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