Accounting - Online and Distance Education

Accounting

 

Courses

Core Courses

ACC 508 - Advanced Commercial Law

Units: 3

A study of law and regulation as a structure in which to develop business goals and strategies. Students will examine those elements of law and regulation that are a context for ethical business behavior. Students will also study the provisions oflaw and regulation including case-law that must be followed as a part of the strategic planning process and in the process of implementing business methods and procedures.

Offered in Spring Only

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2021 Spring Term

ACC 510 - Advanced Financial Accounting

Units: 3

Study of complex financial reporting topics affecting U.S. corporations. Focus on the underlying business rationales associated with transactions/events triggering the complex financial reporting issue. Topics will include international accounting, consolidations, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, SEC reporting, and other emerging issues.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2021 Spring Term 2021 Summer Term 1

ACC 519 - Applied Financial Management

Units: 3

A study of key business decision made and tools used by CFOs in their executive management roles. Students will focus on managerial analysis tools [e.g., business plans; budgeting] and finance issues [e.g., funding alternatives, treasury, and cash management]. The course will include management skills related to the CFO, such as negotiations, leadership, delegation, interactions with boards, etc.

Offered in Fall and Summer

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2021 Summer Term 2 2021 Fall Term

ACC 530 - Advanced Income Tax

Units: 3

A study of the tax consequences of business, financial, and personal wealth-planning transactions. Students will examine the economic or legal context of transactions along with the non-tax motives of the transacting parties. The course will consider the efficiency of tax strategies in terms of their impact on net cash flows and other financial reporting effects.

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term

ACC 533 - Accounting and Tax Research

Units: 3

A study of research methods, procedures and tools used to develop solutions to technical and policy-oriented business problems. Students will consult various competent authorities on taxation, accounting, auditing, and general business in the development of business problem solving techniques.

Offered in Fall and Summer

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2021 Fall Term

ACC 540 - IT Risks and Controls

Units: 3

A study of how business strategies use information technology [IT] as an efficient enabler of redesigned core business processes. Students will focus on how the use of IT affects risk management by eliminating certain risks and introducing others. Students will examine IT control solutions used to address IT risks and will address issues affecting assurance engagements related to IT systems.

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term

ACC 550 - Advanced Auditing

Units: 3

A study of the impact of business risks on the design and performance of audit procedures to detect material misstatements in financial statements. Students will be exposed, through a case-based approach, to significant business issues related to audit planning, risk assessment and auditor response, corporate governance, reporting, and other significant business issues affecting audit professionals in their first years of employment.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2021 Spring Term 2021 Summer Term 1

ACC 600 - Managerial and Career Effectiveness

Units: 1

Knowledge and skills needed to advance professional accounting career. Strategic communication of self and ideas in professional and classroom settings. Diagnosis of organizational culture. Impression management and appropriate business behavior. Leadership of individuals, group dynamics, and team building.

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term

Elective Courses

Students are required to take three graduate-level courses as electives equal to nine hours. Students who choose a concentration will select electives focused on their specific concentration focus. Elective options may include ACC 520 – Advanced Management Accounting, or Jenkins MBA courses focusing on topics such as corporate finance, enterprise risk management, ethics, information technology, international finance, leadership and management, portfolio management, sustainability and tax and business strategy. Courses are also available through NC State University’s Department of Public Administration.