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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

ACC7577 - FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING COMPETITIVE TOOLS

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING COMPETITIVE TOOLS

ACC7577 Finance for Non-Financial Professionals 3 elective credits This finance course bridges the gap between functional business knowledge and practical financial information. By connecting your company strategy to its financial implications, you increase the value of your organization and become a more effective business leader. Topics covered include: understanding financial statements, using finance to improve decision-making, projecting cashflows, and assessing organizational performance. The curriculum focuses on universal business problems that are specific to your needs, and teaches you how to immediately apply that information in ways that are relevant to your job.

3.00 credits

ACC7580 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

XXX7580 Independent Research ******Independent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Graduate Programs and Student Affairs****** Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and Graduate Programs and Student Affairs. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through the student's own initiative and obtain the advisor's prior consent/commitment before applying for an independent research project. Authorization for such a project requires submission of a formal proposal written in accordance with standards set forth by the Graduate School. The research project normally carries 1.5 or 3 credits. For more information and a proposal outline please visit:http://www.babson.edu/Academics/graduate/mba/Pages/independent-research.aspx

3.00 credits

ACC7800 - FINANCIAL AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING

FINANCIAL AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING

ACC7800: Financial and Sustainability Reporting (Previously titled Financial Reporting) Core MBA **If you have taken and passed ACC7200 you cannot register for ACC7800 as these two courses are equivalent** The purpose of this course is to review the concepts surrounding financial and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting and to emphasize the importance of being an informed user of financial and ESG information for any entrepreneurial leader. Whether you are involved in an existing business or starting your own, working in the not-for-profit sector or managing your personal finances, you will need to be able to incorporate financial information into your decision-making process. We will be constructing financial statements, analyzing them across companies and industries, and providing linkages to entrepreneurial and strategic decision making. We will also be exploring how the reporting of ESG factors integrates with financial reports to provide useful information for evaluating risks and the long-term sustainability of a business. **It is strongly recommended that students complete this course prior to taking FIN7800.**

2.00 credits

LAW6110 - LAW

LAW

LAW6110: LAW MSEL Core This course provides an overview of essential legal content for any entrepreneur, including (1) business formation, (2) contracts, (3) intellectual property, (4) liability issues (torts), and (5) agency (employment law and related issues), with an emphasis on developing students abilities to ask astute questions. This course is integrated into the LEAP experience, so that students will explore these legal concepts in the context of their LEAP projects.

1.50 credits

LAW6400 - PROF. ETHICS, RESP & LIAB FOR CPA

PROF. ETHICS, RESP & LIAB FOR CPA

LAW6400 (Previously 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

LAW7200 Law This course teaches students to create business structures and make business decisions that effectively manage legal issues in order to create and capture value for their business while managing law-related risks.

1.00 credits

LAW7515 - LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS

LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS

LAW7515: Law for Entrepreneurial Success 1.5 credits For the entrepreneurial leader, law is an essential lens for seeing risks and opportunities - and for helping to ideate and realize plans. This course will equip you to see, plan, and act with legal astuteness. This course features a customizable learning experience that allows you to focus on the industry and country of your choosing. It will require speaking with an entrepreneur or manager at a company or your family business that has dealt with legal issues. This will allow you to develop an appreciation for how law can help to not only minimize risk, but actually see opportunities, grow, and create more value. This course features a review of generalizable legal essentials for any entrepreneur, including (1) business formation, (2) contracts, (3) intellectual property, (4) liability issues (torts), and (5) agency (employment law and related issues). Class meetings will focus upon (1) practice with issue-spotting in typical real life scenarios, (2) guest speakers who will speak to the value of legal astuteness as part of the toolkit of the well-equipped entrepreneurial leader, and (3) a check-in and then presentation of lessons learned acquired from the customized learning experience. This course is designed for both students who plan to work in the U.S., and those who plan to work in another country or internationally.

1.50 credits

LAW7580 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

LAW7580 Independent Research ******Independent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Graduate Eform approved by a faculty and Office of Graduate Academic Services****** Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and Graduate Academic Services. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through the student's own initiative and obtain the advisor's prior consent/commitment before applying for an independent research project. Authorization for such a project requires submission of a formal proposal written in accordance with standards set forth by the Graduate Academic Services. The research project normally carries 1.5 or 3 credits.

3.00 credits

TAX6400 - STRATEGIC BUSINESS & TAX PLANNING

STRATEGIC BUSINESS & TAX PLANNING

TAX6400 (Formally TAX7530) Strategic Business and Tax Planning Tax planning is a crucial part of any strategic business plan. This course provides the opportunity to become familiar with sophisticated tax as well as related corporate and securities law concepts as they might be encountered within typical business transactions. We will cover tax implications associated with choice of legal entity, pass through entities, securities offerings, distributions, buyouts, acquiring and selling a business and doing business across borders. We will follow the life of a company through its life cycle from start-up to a multi-national enterprise. This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Fall and Spring

3.00 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

TAX7580 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

TAX7580 Independent Research

1.50 credits