Accounting Course Descriptions

ATG 505 - Accounting Principles-Financial (2 hours)
Introduction to accounting concepts of recognition, measurement, classification, and disclosure, which are the foundations to a financial reporting system. The accounting cycle; preparations of financial statements; introduction to financial statement analysis. (Does not count as an elective.) Prerequisite: consent of director of graduate programs.

ATG 514 - Advanced Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
Specialized topics in strategic cost management. Emphasis on the role of accounting information in strategy development and implementation. Includes topics such as value chain analysis, target costing, activity-based management, theory of constraints, environmental costing, and strategic performance evaluation. (Not open to students who have taken ATG 304 or ATG 614.) Cross-listed with ATG 414. Prerequisite: ATG 301, 383.

ATG 526 - Fraud Examination (3 hours)
Techniques for identification and detection of asset misappropriation schemes and fraudulent financial statements. Controls to prevent and detect problems. (Not open to students who have taken ATG 585 as Fraud Examination.) Cross-listed with ATG 426. Prerequisite: ATG 301, 383.

ATG 530 - Professional Interviewing Skills (3 hours)
Planning and implementation of face-to-face encounters in order to achieve business objectives. Information interviews, interrogations, and other interviews used in business. Listening skills and analysis of non-verbal communication. Cross-listed with ATG 430. Prerequisite: ATG 301, 383.

ATG 547 - Internal Auditing (3 hours)
Internal audit activity's role in governance, risk, and control. Professional practices framework. Establishing a risk-based plan, conducting the internal audit engagement, reporting results, monitoring engagement outcomes. Cross-listed with ATG 447. Prerequisite: ATG 301 and ATG 383.

ATG 548 - Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (3 hours)
Design and implementation of data extraction and analysis techniques to achieve audit objectives. Course includes hands-on use of generalized audit software. Cross-listed with ATG 448. Prerequisite: ATG 301, 383.

ATG 561 - International Accounting Issues (3 hours)
Significant accounting matters experienced by multi-national companies. Accounting matters include currency transactions and translations, transfer pricing, management planning and control, and taxation. Cross-listed with ATG 461. Prerequisite: ATG 302.

ATG 585 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting (1-3 hours)
Critical evaluation of concepts, assumptions, principles, and analytical methodologies of accounting and their application to factual situations. Asset valuation and income determination; implications for internal and external uses of accounting information in business decision making. May be repeated for maximum 6 hours of credit. Prerequisite: consent of Department Chair.

ATG 601 - Financial Accounting Theory (3 hours)
Application of the current authoritative accounting pronouncements to a variety of accounting situations. Conceptual development of analytical tools. Current authoritative and alternative measurement theories. Prerequisite: ATG 302 and Advanced Accounting.

ATG 603 - Planning, Decision Making and Performance Measurement (2 hours)
Introduces the learner to critical Financial and Managerial Accounting tools, techniques and concepts. Financial Accounting is the language of business and learners will be taught how to read and understand financial statements and reports commonly used to report the results of operation for a medical business environment. Managerial Accounting involves the planning, operating and control tools to manage a medical business environment. Learners will be introduced to a number of essential concepts to improve these aspects of business decision making. As well, learners will be taught short- and long-term budgeting concepts to improve their planning capabilities and skills.

ATG 604 - Controllership (3.5 hours)
Case studies of management accounting control systems and strategic cost analysis. Use of relevant costs for decision-making, planning, and evaluation of performance. Development of analytic tools drawn from cost accounting, managerial accounting, mathematics, and behavioral science. Prerequisite: BUS 500 and Foster College of Business Graduate Student or Consent of Associate Dean

ATG 605 - Cooperative Education/Internship in Accounting (1-3 hours)
Cooperative education or internship assignment. Credit applies to Department of Accounting MSA electives. Pass/Fail. Repeatable to a combined total of three credit hours.

ATG 614 - Advanced Cost Management (3 hours)
Specialized topics in strategic cost management. Emphasis on the role of accounting information in strategy development and implementation. Includes topics such as value chain analysis, target costing, activity-based management, theory of constraints, environmental costing, and strategic performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ATG 314

ATG 657 - Advanced Auditing (3 hours)
Problems affecting the auditing profession. Evaluation of alternative solutions and their implications. Prerequisite: ATG 457.

ATG 658 - Topics in Accounting (3 hours)
Topics of special interest, which may vary each time the course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. "

ATG 660 - Readings in Accounting (1-3 hours)
Individual readings for qualified students, under the guidance of a member of the faculty. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and director of graduate programs.

ATG 677 - Federal Taxes II (3 hours)
Tax aspects of formation, distributions, and liquidations of partnerships and corporations. Gift taxes and estate taxes. Prerequisite: ATG 477

ATG 690 - Applied Professional Accounting Research (3 hours)
Research methods to identify accounting, auditing, and reporting issues; collect evidence from accounting/auditing literature; identify alternatives; develop recommendations; and communicate oral and written results. Prerequisite: 18 hours of graduate credit, including nine semester hours from ATG 601, 657, and 677.

ATG 698 - Accounting Comprehensive Assessment (0 hours)
Preparation for and completion of the comprehensive assessment required for the Master of Science in Accounting. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: 18 hours of graduate credit, including twelve semester hours from ATG 601, 614, 657, and 677.