Classes Previously Taught

indexThis is a MBA/ graduate-level course in Managerial Accounting which provide a thorough understanding of the control and decision-making methodologies used by managers in solving strategic problems for business. The scope of the methodologies used in the course range from cost-volume-profit to time-value of money analysis and the topics covered range from ethical issues to product costing.

The core objectives of this course were to teach students to contrast the difference between the roles of managerial accounting as compared with financial accounting, analyze the importance of strategic development in the cost management functions of a business, develop an appreciation of product costing from a strategic viewpoint, apply techniques for effective cost control and understand ethical issues as they apply to management accounting decision making. Students were involved in a weekly discussion board, three group cases, one individual semester-long research paper on topics related to Managerial Accounting and three exams. 

AISThis is a Senior level course in Accounting Information Systems which is an introduction to AIS design methodology including accounting information flow, the transaction cycles, internal control, and auditing. The course focuses on automated information systems as it relates to accounting and focuses on new developments in technologies and how they impact the accounting profession. (Prerequisite: ACCT 3214)

The objectives of this course are to provide a general understanding of accounting information systems and their various functions as it relates to an accountant. This course will investigate various topics related to the design, development, use and maintenance of accounting information systems. Students were taught on topics such as data modeling, organizing and manipulating data in databases, AIS and business processes, internal controls, computer crime, fraud, ethics, privacy, IT auditing, developing and implementing effective AISs, and enterprise accounting software.

finThis course examines the processes and methods of financial analysis and control. The course emphasizes the objectives of different users of financial statements and describes analytical tools and techniques to meet those objectives. Analytical methods range from the computation of ratio and cash flow measures to forecasting earnings for equity valuation. Topics include cash flow analysis, profitability analysis, short-term and long-term forecasting analysis, credit analysis, and equity analysis and valuation. (Prerequisite: FIN 3113 with grade of C or better and ACCT 2203).

The goal of this course is to provide the processes and methods of financial analysis and to describe analytical tools and techniques to meet the objectives of different users. This course aims to demonstrate how analysis tools and techniques enhance users’ decisions and to show how financial statement analysis reduces uncertainty and increases confidence in business decisions.

quickbooks2013-MobileThis course examines the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and Access and the use of Intuit QuickBooks. The course emphasizes the importance of these frequently used accounting software and describes tools and techniques on their efficient and productive usage.

The objectives of this course are to provide a general understanding of software used in the accounting profession and their various functions as it relates to an accountant. Students will learn topics such as setting up a new company in QuickBooks, entering payroll information, vendor information, customer information, jobs and time tracking.

IDEA

There is a significant increase in fraudulent accounting practices and an increased demand for employees who can audit organizational transactions and check for fraud. This course will teach students about common fraudulent accounting practices and how to analyze transaction data using a popular fraud analysis software tool, identify possible red flags and interpret the findings. (Prerequisite: ACCT 2203)

The objectives of this course are to provide an in-depth understanding of fraud examination techniques as they related to accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory related accounting fraud that occur in organizations.  It is expected that this course will provide an in-depth understanding of using a popular fraud analytic software called IDEA, to detect fraudulent activities in organizations, interpret the findings and take corrective action depending on the type of fraud that was detected. 

SystemDesignThis is a senior-level course in Systems Analysis & Design which deals with the analysis/design of computer based information systems with emphasis on problem identification, requirements structuring, and solution generation in theory and in a business project. The core objectives of this course were to provide students with a practical understanding of the concepts of planning, analysis, design, and implementation of modern information systems based on the structured analysis and design process, augmented by rapid prototyping and other techniques.

Students were involved in the design and development of a real system for a business in the surrounding area of the campus. Students followed the traditional Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to complete their group project which was concluded with a presentation and a demo of their system functionality. Their clients were invited to the presentations and were officially presented with the end product (complete system). This was a great opportunity for students to get real-world experience and for businesses in the area to get a free system implemented. 

3233-TextbookThis is a Sophomore/Junior level course in Management Information Systems which is a survey of the components, functions, and processes of Information Systems as they relate to managing modern organization for increased efficiency and competitiveness.

Students were taught on topics such as Organization Strategy and Competitive Advantage, Information Security, E-Business and E-Commerce, Wireless & Mobile Computing, Web 2.0 & Social Networks, Customer Relationship Management & Supply Chain Management, Acquiring Information Systems and Applications and Enterprise Computing. Since this is a Sophomore/Junior level class, the class size was quite large (140-200 students in each class)