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ACCT105 - Accounting for Non Accounting Majors

Course Details

Course Code: ACCT105 Course ID: 4372 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an overview of accounting concepts used by managers in a business environment intended for non-accounting majors with no accounting background. Topics include accounting concepts, users of accounting information, elements and purpose of financial statements, accrual accounting, internal control and basic financial analysis. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • CO1. Describe the role of accounting in the business environment.
  • CO2. Demonstrate the impact of accounting transactions in financial statements.
  • CO3. Identify the elements and purpose of each financial statement.
  • CO4. Evaluate the impact of Sarbanes-­‐-­‐-­‐Oxley Act on internal controls.
  • CO5. Understand the components and use of financial analysis.

Quizzes

There will be seven (7) quizzes in the course. One quiz will be given per module in modules one through seven. The quizzes in this class will consist of multiple choice questions and/or short answer problems.

Assignments:

Course assignments will be a series of exercises, problems, and simulations. Assignments will have a specific due date with specific instructions. Late homework will be subject to the university’s Late Work/Make-up Policy detailed in the Student Handbook.

Final Assignment:

A holistic final assignment is given in the last week of the course to test student understanding of the material. The final assignment consists of a research paper or case study. The instructor will provide students the requirements of the final assignment. Please refer to the APA Manual 6th edition for the format of the assignment.

Discussion Forums:

Participation in the discussion forums is an essential component of the final grade. All students are expected to engage in lively discussions and answer instructor follow-up questions. The quality of participations along with student netiquette will be a part of the grade.

ASSESSMENT OF THE COURSE OBJECTIVES

Course Objective

Assessment Method(s)

1

Test question, assignment, discussion, and homework

2

Test question, assignment, discussion, and homework

3

Test question, assignment, discussion, and homework

4

Test question, assignment, discussion, and homework

5

Test question, assignment, discussion, and homework

The following distribution will be used in assigning grades (decimal points will be rounded to the nearest whole number at semester’s end).

Grade

Quality Points/Grading Percent

A

4.0/ 100 – 94

A-

3.67/ 93 – 90

B+

3.33/ 89 – 87

B

3.0/ 86 – 84

B-

2.67/ 83 – 80

C+

2.33/ 79 – 77

C

2.0/ 76 – 73

C-

1.67/ 72 – 70

D+

1.33/ 69 – 67

D

1.0/ 66 – 64

D-

0.67/ 63 – 60

F

0.0/ 59 – 0

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.57 %
Week 2 Forum 3.57 %
Week 3 Forum 3.57 %
Week 4 Forum 3.57 %
Week 5 Forum 3.57 %
Week 6 Forum 3.57 %
Week 7 Forum 3.57 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Week 1 Homework Assignment 4.29 %
Week 2 Homework Assignment 4.29 %
Week 3 Homework Assignment 4.29 %
Week 4 Homework Assignment 4.29 %
Week 5 Homework Assignment 4.29 %
Week 6 Homework Assignment 4.29 %
Week 7 Homework Assignment 4.29 %
Quizzes 25.00 %
ACCT105 Week 4 Quiz 3.57 %
ACCT105 Week 2 Quiz 3.57 %
ACCT105 Week 7 Quiz 3.57 %
ACCT105 Week 1 Quiz 3.57 %
ACCT105 Week 3 Quiz 3.57 %
ACCT105 Week 5 Quiz 3.57 %
ACCT105 Week 6 Quiz 3.57 %
Paper 20.00 %
Week 8 Paper 20.00 %

Required Course Textbook

Hermanson, R. H., Edwards, J. D., & Maher, M. W. (2013). Accounting principles: A business perspective, financial accounting (chapters 1-­‐-­‐-­‐8). (8th ed.). Textbook Equity, Inc. http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-­‐content/uploads/2011/11/BUS103-­‐TEXTBOOK.pdf

Hermanson, R. H., Edwards, J. D., & Maher, M. W. (2013). Accounting principles: A business perspective, financial accounting (chapters 9-­‐-­‐-­‐18). (8th ed.). Textbook Equity, Inc. http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-­‐content/uploads/2011/11/BUS103-­‐TEXTBOOK2.pdf

Bainbridge, S. (2007). The complete guide to sarbanes-­‐oxley: Understanding how sarbanes-­‐oxley affects your business (chapter 7). http://library.books24x7.com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/assetviewer.aspx?bookid=22419&chunkid=2 8 9853583&rowid=332

Websites and Videos

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources.

Note website addresses are subject to change.

  • Pearson’s MyLabsPlus
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Style Website
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab
  • YouTube Video on Formatting an APA Style Paper
  • Microsoft Office Training Website
  • YouTube Videos on Microsoft Excel for Beginners
  • Turnitin Website
  • YouTube Video Accounting Lectures by Susan Crosson
  • principlesofaccounting.com
  • NetMBA.com
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.