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ACC6100 - MEASURING FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

MEASURING FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

1.50 credits

ACC6101 - MEASURING AND MANAGING STRATEGIC PERFORM

MEASURING AND MANAGING STRATEGIC PERFORM

1.50 credits

ACC7200 - FINANCIAL REPORTING

FINANCIAL REPORTING

2.00 credits

ACC7201 - MEASURING AND BOS MANAGING STRAT PERFORM

MEASURING AND BOS MANAGING STRAT PERFORM

Measuring & Managing Strategic Performance (ACC7201) Measuring & Managing Strategic Performance (MMSP) – This course is focused on the connection between strategy execution and profitability. Students develop skills in quantitatively-grounded logical analysis in order to be able to: o Judge the financial feasibility of plans for launching new businesses or for redesigning existing ones. o Grow profitable and sustainable ventures. o Create business models that make money. ACC7201 will meet for 7 face-to-face sessions, plus a 3 hour online session, and an integrated session with OPS7200 held on a Saturday September 12th 9AM - noon. ACC7201 is part of Cluster C and must be taken with OPS7200 during the same semester unless otherwise waived from the course through completion of old core courses, advanced standing credit, or passing a waiver exam. All of the courses in Cluster C must be taken at the same location. ACC7200 is a prerequisite for ACC7201. ACC7201 is a prerequisite for Cluster F MOB7202 and MBA7201. ACC7201 is equivalent to ACC7010 Managerial Aspects of Accounting or MBA8530 Managing Operations and Costs.

2.00 credits

ACC7500 - BL FIN REPORTING AND STATEMENT ANALYSIS

BL FIN REPORTING AND STATEMENT ANALYSIS

ACC7500 Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis Blended Learning MBA electives will open up to Non-Blended Learning MBA students on March 12th at noon. Students who take ACC7500 may not take ACC7502 and vice versa. F2F Meeting Dates- Friday, July 24 and Saturday August 22 Focuses on developing and analyzing financial statements, and explores how particular transactions and their accounting treatment affect financial statements. Topics such as leases, pensions, income recognition, and other current issues are studied to understand their impact on financial statements. These topics are covered within the larger context of industry cases in which multiple companies are analyzed and evaluated using profitability and risk ratios. This course is designed for anyone who intends to use corporate financial statements intensively in valuation, credit or equity analysis, or strategic competitor analysis Prerequisites: Evening: (ACC7000 or MBA8510) or ACC7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or ACC7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or ACC7301 or ACC7200 This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Fall and Spring

3.00 credits

ACC7502 - FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS FOR MANAGER

FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS FOR MANAGER

F2F Meeting Dates - October 3rd and October 17th ACC7502: Financial Statement Analysis for Managers Note that students who take ACC7502 may not take ACC7500, and vice versa. This half-term course is designed for students who are interested in analyzing companies using corporate financial statements, but who do not plan to work in finance. Using several different industries, we will examine the current financial statements and ratios of companies to assess their profitability and risk and to identify the connections between their strategic decisions and their financial footprints. In addition to fundamental concepts of reporting and ratio analysis, the course will cover accounting principles for advanced topics, including restructuring charges, intercorporate investments, and deferred income taxes. Throughout the course, we will consider both the impact of managers' choices on the financial statements and how we use financial statements to evaluate those choices. This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Spring Prerequisites: Evening: (ACC7000 or MBA8510) or ACC7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or ACC7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or ACC7301 or ACC7200

1.50 credits

ACC7520 - AUDITING

AUDITING

ACC7520 Auditing 3 credit graduate elective Financial auditing is the process of rendering an opinion on a client’s financial statements. This course will teach the responsibilities associated with being in the auditing profession, what an audit opinion is, the risks associated with rendering that opinion, how an auditor plans and executes an audit engagement, including the assessment of a client’s internal control structure and the evidence gathered to support the assertions of management with respect to the account balances within the financial statements. You will become familiar with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), which are the guidelines by which an auditor professionally conducts a financial audit. You will see the effects that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has had on the auditing profession in the USA. By the end of the course, you will have learned the fundamental concepts, risks, and procedures needed to audit all of the major financial statement areas within a typical audit. For the Babson students, a secondary objective is that this course will prepare you to successfully complete the Auditing and Attestation section of the CPA exam.

3.00 credits

ACC7530 - ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

ACC7530 Accounting Information Systems This course examines the interplay between accounting functions and automated information systems and it is designed to familiarize students with systems commonly found in business. Students will learn how to research, evaluate, and audit automated systems, and understand state-of-the-art information systems as they relate to the organization and presentation of accounting data. The course also illustrates how MIS techniques can be successfully applied in complex environments, and teaches the basic concepts of accounting and control that students will deal with in business. The course is required for students in the MSA program. This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Summer II Pre-requisite: Admission to the MSA program.

1.50 credits

ACC7545 - INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING

ACC7545 International Accounting This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Summer I Pre-requisite: admission to MSA program.

1.50 credits

ACC7555 - GOV AND NOT FOR PROFIT ACCT

GOV AND NOT FOR PROFIT ACCT

1.50 credits

ACC7575 - ADV FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

ADV FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

ACC7575 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis This course is designed for students with a concentration in accounting. Consequently, the syllabus presumes knowledge of intermediate and advanced accounting topics. Students without this background should consider ACC7500 as that course does not presume this accounting background. The objective of this course is to sharpen the skills you will need to analyze and interpret financial statements effectively. Some of the topics we will cover in the course are earnings quality, ratio analysis, valuation, off-balance sheet financing, inter-corporate investments and consolidations, equity carve-outs, employee stock options, derivatives, foreign currency translation, leases, pensions, and deferred taxes. We will also delve more deeply into the topic of earnings management and discuss techniques commonly utilized in the valuation of common stock. This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Summer II Prereq: Admission to the MSA Program and ACC7040 or equivalent (Advanced Accounting)

3.00 credits

ACC7580 - AUDITING

AUDITING

0.50 credits

LAW7020 - PROF. ETHICS, RESP & LIAB FOR CPA

PROF. ETHICS, RESP & LIAB FOR CPA

LAW7020 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITIES & LIABILITIES FOR CPAs This course provides in depth coverage of the legal and professional ethical duties of auditors and accountants. There is a significant amount of reading. The successful student will learn how to minimize the risk of catastrophic personal liability. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSA Program

1.50 credits

LAW7200 - LAW

LAW

1.00 credits

TAX7530 - STRATEGIC BUSINESS & TAX PLANNING

STRATEGIC BUSINESS & TAX PLANNING

TAX7530 Strategic Business and Tax Planning Provides the opportunity to become familiar with sophisticated tax, corporate, and securities law concepts as they might be encountered within typical business transactions. Begins with start-ups and financing; proceeds through compensation, dividend, and retirement planning; and culminates in spin-offs, liquidations, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSA program and TAX 3500 or equivalent (Federal Taxation) This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Summer second session

3.00 credits

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