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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: ACCT603 Course ID: 4622 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is open only to students taking the CPA Review Package. It covers the knowledge and understanding of general business environment and concepts. The topics in this course include knowledge of corporate governance; economic concepts essential to understanding the global business environment and its impact on an entity's business strategy and financial risk management; financial management processes; information systems and communications; strategic planning and operations management.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

  • CO1. Apply appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to various scenarios regarding business environment and concepts.
  • CO2. Solve problems relating to business situations.
  • CO3. Demonstrate written communications skills in preparing proposals addressing complex problem situations.
  • CO4. Use critical thinking and problem solving skills in formulating solutions to cases.

Method of Assessment

A. Assignments:

Course assignments will be given using multimedia software (e.g. Wiley CPAXcel). These assignments will be a series of quizzes consisting of exercises, problems, and simulations. Assignments will have a specific due date with specific instructions. Late assignments will be subject to the university’s Late Work/Make-up Policy detailed in the student handbook. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

B. Homework:

Throughout the term, homework will be given in several modules to test student understanding of the material. Homework will be given using multimedia software (e.g. Wiley CPAXcel) and consist of questions, problems, or simulations. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

C. 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 Objectives

Assessment Methods

1 - 4

Quiz question, 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).


Quality Points/Grading Percent


4.0/ 100 – 94


3.67/ 93 – 90


3.33/ 89 – 87


3.0/ 86 – 84


2.67/ 83 –80


2.33/ 79 – 77


2.0/ 76 – 75


0.0/ 74 – 0

NameGrade %
Weekly Forums 30.00 %
Introduction Forum 3.33 %
Week 4 Forum 15.00 %
Week 8 Forum 15.00 %
Homework 40.00 %
Week 1 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 3 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 4 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 5 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 6 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 7 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 8 Assignment 5.00 %
Quizzes 30.00 %
Week 1 Quiz 3.75 %
Week 2 Quiz 3.75 %
Week 3 Quiz 3.75 %
Week 4 Quiz 3.75 %
Week 5 Quiz 3.75 %
Week 6 Quiz 3.75 %
Week 7 Quiz 3.75 %
Week 8 Quiz 3.75 %

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.

  • Textbook Companion Website
  • FASB
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Style Website
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab
  • Turnitin Website
Book Title:All information will be provided inside the classroom. (This link will allow you to order and access the required Wiley CPA/excel ebook for your course: The APUS code for your course will be provided by your professor)
Publication Info:Wiley
Unit Cost:$220.00
Electronic Unit Cost:$220.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.