CPA Catalog

Offered in our first blended/residential model May 22 - June 30, 2017

AC 141 Financial Accounting - Professor Steve Doyon
Introduces accounting principles and practices applicable to the preparation and analysis of financial statements of a business organization. Major topics include the accounting cycle, classification of elements of financial statements (assets, liabilities, equity), measurement of income, and preparation and analysis of financial statements.

AC 143 Managerial Accounting - Professor Tom VanDzura
Covers the preparation and use of accounting information to support managerial planning, control and decision making. Introduces cost classification and behavior concepts, cost-volume-profit analysis, the use of budgets, cost-control systems, standard costs, variance analysis, cost-based decision making, and cash flows.

AC 250 Nonprofit Accounting - Professor Tom VanDzura
This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of the financial accounting, reporting, and stewardship issues pivotal to nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits constitute a significant portion of the American economy, and engage in an array of important undertakings, from education, research, religion, health/welfare, social activities, and professional pursuits.

Pre-requisites: AC-143 or Permission of the Instructor

BU 111 Introduction to MIS (Management Information Systems) - Professor Karen Popovich
Introduces students to the role of information technology and information systems in formal organizations. Includes study of the use of information technology to build efficient and effective information systems. Focuses on development of information systems that provide meaningful information for management decision making.  This course will have a project focused on using Excel to analyze and organize data that in turn is used to inform decision making for a real organization.

EC 101 Principles of Macroeconomics - Professor Reza Ramazani
Introduction to how economists interpret the everyday decisions of consumers, businesses, and workers. Develops concepts and models that explain what is produced, how it is produced, and how output is distributed. Applies the insights of economic analysis to real-world questions such as minimum wage, business profits, taxes, outsourcing, and environmental policies.

Offered in our second, fully online session July 10 - August 11, 2017

BU 190 Personal Financial Planning - Professor Tom VanDzura
This is a survey course of topics pertaining to one’s own personal finances.  Using a 6-step financial planning process, students will learn how to assess their current financial position, develop a set of personal financial goals, and create and implement a financial action plan.  By the end of the course, the student will be better positioned to make personal finance decisions and to be a wiser money manager and consumer of financial services products.  Specific topics addressed include personal financial statements and budgeting, taxes, financial services and institutions, consumer credit, property and motor vehicle insurance, fundamentals of investing, and retirement planning. 

EC 103 Principles of Microeconomics - Professor Tara Natarajan
An introduction to the macroeconomic approach to economic analysis. Students learn how to measure and interpret: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment and price levels through a discussion of fundamental economic concepts and the role of markets. We examine macroeconomic instability through a study of causes and policy prescriptions from two major opposing schools of thought: Classical and Keynesian. We continue with a study of money, interest rates and the Federal Reserve. Current economic problems and policy debates including economic controversies on the role of international trade, monetary and fiscal policy, the deficit, economic growth, and productivity are also highlighted.

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