Leadership/Corporate Accountability (BUS 630)
Term: 2013-2014 Academic Year Spring Term
An analysis of financial accounting provides the foundations underlying corporate financial statements. This portion of the course will provide students with the ability to read and understand the financial statements, along with developing skills to analyze and interpret financial information. Topics will include developing tools for analyzing profitability, liquidity, leverage, activity, and risk through the application of financial ratios. The connection of generally accepted accounting principles is then made to management reporting. Additionally, the use of managerial accounting tools will help students understand how to better contribute to managerial decision making, planning, and controlling processes of management. Emphasis is placed on the quality, use, and reliability of accounting data for decision making.