School of Business
School of Business

Accounting (Online Bachelor's Program): Bachelor of Science Degree
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Course Descriptions

AC3120 Advanced Cost Accounting | 4.5 credit hours

This course reviews the process of revenue and cost allocation, process costing and using budgeting in decision-making. It incorporates accounting information into performance measures and management of the enterprise.

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AC3220 Corporate Tax | 4.5 credit hours

This course reviews the tax differences between partnerships and corporations, liquidating and non-liquidating distributions, acquisitions and reorganizations, and consolidating tax returns of a corporation with foreign transactions. Prerequisite: AC2520 Tax Preparation or equivalent

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AC3225 Intermediate Accounting | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines the link between business transactions and accounting records and explores income statements and balance sheets in multiple formats. Students are introduced to the concept of the time value of money and will practice constructing accounting statements with components such as cash, receivables, assets, inventory and intangible assets. Prerequisite: AC1420 Financial Accounting or equivalent

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AC3320 Advanced Accounting | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Focus is on transactions that affect stockholder''s equity, investments, pension plans, and changes in financial statements in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Prerequisite: AC3225 Intermediate Accounting or equivalent

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AC3420 Auditing | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores auditing concepts, types of audits and auditing processes and controls. Students will study the process of assessment with concentration on accuracy, reporting to accounting standards, ethical conduct, evidence, risk and fraud investigation. Prerequisite: AC3320 Advanced Accounting or equivalent

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AC4520 International Accounting Consolidations | 4.5 credit hours

In this course, students will practice creating unified accounting statements by combining results from domestic and international operations. Topics include the process of measuring and controlling financial risk, establishing standards and evaluating the corporation''s operations to those standards. Prerequisite: AC3320 Advanced Accounting or equivalent

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AC4620 Forensic Accounting | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores the legal and regulatory framework of auditing requirements to detect fraud in an organization. Students will practice methods to discover such fraudulent activities as accounting and financial misstatements, abuse of power and efforts to influence investors'' decisions based on a company''s financial condition. Prerequisite: AC3420 Auditing or equivalent

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AC4799 Accounting Capstone Project | 4.5 credit hours

This is a project course that is designed to combine elements of courses in the program. Students will create required accounting statements for external financial reporting and internal managerial reporting, review disclosure notes and a financial ratio analysis, and analyze these statements in order to determine business trends and identify the potential for fraud. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 171 credits earned in the program of study

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BU3110 Business Negotiation | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines topics in business negotiation, such as general contracts, labor agreements and sales contracts. Students will use standard scenarios to practice developing settlements that are fair for all parties involved in a negotiation. Prerequisites: BU1110 Introduction to Business or equivalent or PM3110 Introduction to Project Management or equivalent, FN2640 Fundamentals of Finance or equivalent or FN3140 Accounting and Finance for Business or equivalent

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BU3410 Global Business and Economics | 4.5 credit hours

This course reviews business processes in a cross-cultural environment and includes the influence of political, legal, ethical and social systems in human resources and international business management. Topics include foreign direct investments, government intervention, international exchange markets and differing managerial approaches to business. Prerequisites: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320 Composition I or equivalent, BU1410 Management Information Systems or equivalent

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BU4615 Business Policy | 4.5 credit hours

This course focuses on the link between corporate governance and strategic management. Topics include exercises in developing corporate strategy and the roles of technology and innovation in an enterprise. Students will compare and contrast issues facing for-profit organizations, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses. Prerequisite: FN3440 Corporate Finance or equivalent

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EN3220 Written Analysis | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course introduces theories and principles of critical and creative thinking with the goal of analysis and production of comprehensive written documents. Focus is on critically evaluating ideas and arguments. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

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FN3440 Corporate Finance | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores topics in the management of corporate assets. Focus is on the theory and practice of corporate finance, stock and bond valuation, the cost of capital, capitalization mix, internal and external financing, and investment opportunities for excess cash. Prerequisite: AC1420 Financial Accounting or equivalent

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HU4640 Ethics | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

This course introduces fundamentals of, and differences in, the morals and rules of conduct among individuals. Focus is on the identification and analysis of a variety of theoretical moral constructs and their application to individual and personal behavior. Prerequisite: EN3220 Written Analysis or equivalent

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MA3110 Statistics | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include probability and probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and linear regression. Prerequisites: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

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MG2650 Fundamentals of Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores the concept that supervision and management are related, but involve different styles. It reviews where management fits in the organization chart and how managers motivate employees for best organizational results. Concentration is on management''s responsibility to bring value to shareholders through the execution of traditional management functions. Prerequisite: MG1350 Fundamentals of Supervision or equivalent

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PY3150 Psychology | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces psychological theories from behavioral, humanistic and biological viewpoints. Students apply the skills of critical thinking, observation, information gathering and analysis to practice social science and scientific methodology. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

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SC4730 Environmental Science | A 4.5 credit hour Science course

This course explores the issues of environmental science using an integrative approach against a political, geographic, cultural and economic backdrop. Through hands-on and virtual labs and applied problem sets, students will study the impact humans have on the environment and the costs and benefits of mitigating the impact. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

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SP3450 Social Psychology | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course is a survey of theories and research concerned with how individuals behave in social constructs, and how they influence and are influenced by other people. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

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SS3150 Research Methods | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces a step-by-step approach to conducting research. Topics include scientific reasoning, applying critical thinking principles to assess validity and reliability in research, and production of research-based documents. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA3110 Statistics or equivalent or MA3310 Calculus I or equivalent

 
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