Albers course information comes from Seattle University's 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog. All undergraduate courses are 5 credits, unless otherwise noted. Syllabi information is for reference only. Information may not be current.
ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (Financial)
Introduction to financial accounting concepts with emphasis on the development of the student's ability to understand and interpret financial statements of business entities. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (fall, winter, spring)
Syllabus: ACCT 230 Sarah Bee - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ACCT 230 Sheila Lozan - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ACCT 230 John Merle - Fall 2012
Syllabus: ACCT 230 Marinilka Kimbro - Spring 2012
Syllabus: ACCT 230 David Tinius- Spring 2012
Syllabus: ACCT 230 Jennifer Bor - Winter 2012
Syllabus: ACCT 230 Niranjan Chipalkatti - Winter 2011
ACCT 231 Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)
Introduction to the use of accounting information for decision-making in planning and controlling the operation of business organizations. Prerequisites: ACCT 230 and sophomore standing. (fall, winter, spring)
Syllabus: ACCT 231 Vidya Awasthi - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ACCT 231 Valentina Zamora - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ACCT 231 David Tinius - Winter 2013
Syllabus: ACCT 231 Sarah Bee - Spring 2012
ACCT 301 Accounting: Information Systems, Tools and Concepts
Study of managing accounting processes with internal controls. Develop and implementaccounting processes and design controls to ensure those processes are completed accurately. Utilize different software including Great Plains, Excel and the Internet for accounting functions. Assignments will expand analytical, writing, and computer skills. Prerequisites: ACCT 231, MGMT 280 (may be taken concurrently), at least a B- (2.7) average for Principles of Accounting classes, advanced standing in the Albers School.
Syllabus: ACCT 301 Sarah Bee - Winter 2013
ACCT 311 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
These intermediate financial accounting courses are designed to prepare the student for a career in professional accounting. Upon conclusion of the sequence the student should: (1) understand the issues involved in accounting policy choice; (2) understand the process and the conceptual framework according to which accounting standards are set in the United States; (3) have in-depth knowledge of accounting for transaction, events and adjustment affecting assets, liabilities, shareholders equity, revenues, expenses, gains and losses. Prerequisite: Accounting majors and minors: ACCT 301. Other business majors who have junior standing and have completed ACCT 231 or equivalent may take ACCT 301 or may gain entrance through a waiver examination and permission of the chairperson of accounting. (formerly titled Intermediate Accounting I)
Syllabus: ACCT 311 Marinilka Kimbro - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ACCT 311 Carlos de Mello-e-Souza - Spring 2012
ACCT 312 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
These intermediate financial accounting courses are designed to prepare the student for a career in professional accounting. Upon conclusion of the sequence the student should: (1) understand the issues involved in accounting policy choice; (2) understand the process and the conceptual framework according to which accounting standards are set in the United States; (3) have in-depth knowledge of accounting for transaction, events, and adjustment affecting assets, liabilities, shareholders equity, revenues, expenses, gains, and losses. Prerequisite: ACCT 311. (formerly titled Intermediate Accounting II)
ACCT 312 John Merle - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ACCT 312 Bruce Koch - Fall 2012
ACCT 330 Cost Accounting
Determination of manufacturing costs in service and manufacturing environments. The course will focus on cost determination in job order and process cost systems, including standard cost measurement. Introduction to methods of cost control. An emphasis on cost information for decision making, including ethical issues, and further development of communication and computer skills. Prerequisites: ACCT 301.
Syllabus: ACCT 330 Vidya Awasthi - Winter 2013
ACCT 336 Federal Income Tax I
Introduction to a broad range of tax concepts and types of taxpayers. Emphasis on the role of taxation in the business decision-making process. Provides students with the ability to conduct basic tax research and tax planning. Specific tax topics include gross income and deductions, compensation, property transactions, and types of business entities. Prerequisites: ACCT 231, MGMT 280, and advanced standing in the Albers School.
Syllabus: ACCT 336 Ray Ishii - Winter 2013
Syllabus: ACCT 336 Jim Schneidmiller - Fall 2012
Syllabus: ACCT 336 Susan Weihrich - Winter 2011
ACCT 420 Controllership: Integration of the Accounting Function
The objective of this course is to develop an integrated knowledge of accounting and enterprise management to a level which provides a conceptual framework for critically evaluating an accounting system's effectiveness in meeting the accounting information needs of enterprise from a strategic to operational level. Topics will be addressed using case studies, current readings, group projects, and guest practitioners, with emphasis given to the continued development of skills in critical thinking, decision making, and both oral and written communication. Prerequisites: ACCT 301, 311, 312, 330, 336, or program chair permission.
Syllabus: ACCT 420 David Tinius - Spring 2013
ACCT 431 Advanced Financial Accounting
Theory and development of financial accounting practices associated with international transactions, business combinations, and non-profit organizations. Particular emphasis on the computerized preparation of consolidated financial statements. Continued development of students' oral and written communication skills. Prerequisite: ACCT 312.
Syllabus: ACCT 431 Marinilka Kimbro - Fall 2012
Syllabus: ACCT 431 Niranjan Chipalkatti - Spring 2011
ACCT 435 Auditing I
Purpose, scope, concepts, and methods used in examining and attesting to financial statements. Current issues concerning professionalism, the role of the public accountant, and auditing matters in international accounting. An emphasis on effective written communication in the audit function. Prerequisite: ACCT 312 or permission.
Syllabus: ACCT 435 Niranjan Chipalkatti - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ACCT 435 Pauline Nefcy - Winter 2011
ACCT 436 Federal Income Tax II
Study of advanced topics in federal taxation, including formation, operation, and dissolution of the business entity. Expand knowledge base as to choice of entity and special tax subjects. Emphasizes the importance of ethical considerations, competent tax, and thoughtful tax planning. Course requires participation in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program which includes assisting taxpayers with preparation of their individual income tax returns with the supervision of tax professionals. Emphasis is given to the development of communications skills in a professional-to-client environment. The taxpayer assistance component of the course is spread over parts of the winter and spring quarters. Students receive an "N" grade for winter quarter and the course grade spring quarter. Prerequisite: ACCT 301 and ACCT 336.
Syllabus: ACCT 436 Stephen McDonald - Winter 2013
ACCT 491 - 493 Special Topics Courses
See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions. (2 - 5 credits)
ACCT 494 International Study Tour: Accounting
The study of accounting issues and environment of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.
ACCT 495 Internships
Open to seniors with an adviser's approval. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits)
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ACCT 496 Independent Study
Supervised individual exploration. Open to senior business majors with the approval of the student's adviser. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits)
ACCT 497 Directed Reading
(1 - 5 credits)
ACCT 498 Directed Research
Supervised individual work. Open to senior business majors with the approval of the student's adviser. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits)