Culverhouse School of Accountancy

The history of business is set forth in its accounts. But accounting is more than record keeping — it is one of the most important, proactive, and challenging fields of modern business, and a perfect fit for motivated and enterprising students. The Culverhouse School of Accountancy offers one of the most challenging programs of any American university.

Faculty

Department Chair
  • Richard Houston
MAcc Coordinator
  • Tom Fitzgibbon
MTA Coordinator
  • Ed Schnee
PhD Coordinator
  • Gary Taylor

Courses

The courses below are offered by the Manderson Graduate School of Business. Courses offered by other divisions of the University that business students are either required to take or permitted to elect are listed under the appropriate department in this catalog or in the undergraduate catalog. Prerequisites for any course may be waived if the student has equivalent knowledge or if the student passes an examination on the required prerequisites.

AC
501
Hours
3
Basic Acctg Managrl Finan Cont

Study of the fundamentals of financial accounting. Attention is given to the interpretation and uses of information contained in financial statements.

AC
502
Hours
3
Acctng Management Decisions

Study of the fundamentals of managerial accounting. Attention is given to the use of accounting by business managers.

Prerequisite(s): AC 501
AC
506
Hours
3
Concepts Financial Managrl Acc

Basic accounting concepts and procedures with an emphasis on the use of accounting information by business managers.

AC
512
Hours
3
Adv Financial Reporting/Analys

Advanced topics in financial accounting and reporting considered from a practical and theoretical perspective.

AC
515
Hours
3
Current Issues in the Accounting Profession

This course is for accounting students who are returning from a spring internship.

AC
523
Hours
3
Business Valuatn Perform Measm

The analysis of accounting information for purposes of valuing businesses for investment, credit, and related decisions.

AC
532
Hours
3
Corp Governance Risk Assessmt

Advanced study of standards, concepts, procedures, and professional ethics underlying governance and the provision of assurance services.

AC
534
Hours
3
Fraud & Ethics Risk Management

Advanced study of the forensic accounting profession, fraud prevention, detection, and investigation, and the character needed to manage ethical challenges.

AC
548
Hours
3
Financial Statement Analysis

Discussion and application of a common framework for the analysis of general purpose financial statement information for a variety of contexts. Includes discussions of the accounting process, availability and relevance of financial information, analytical implications of selected intermediate and advanced accounting concepts, required disclosures, and various analytical techniques available to the accounting or finance professional.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program or permission of the instructor.
AC
554
Hours
3
Professional Certification

Examination of accounting standards and procedures required for professional accounting certification.

AC
556
Hours
3
Governmental Nonprofit Account

Special features of budgetary and fund accounting as applied to municipalities, other governmental units, and institutions such as schools and hospitals.

AC
561
Hours
3
Accounting Business Management

Concepts and procedures employed in developing and using accounting information for management decisions.

AC
575
Hours
3
Taxn Corp Shareholders

A study of federal income tax problems of corporations and the relationships of these problems to the tax problems of the corporate shareholder.

AC
576
Hours
3
Adv Corporate Taxation

A study of the tax accounting problems relating to corporate organizations, commonly controlled corporations, and consolidated tax returns.

Prerequisite(s): AC 471
AC
578
Hours
3
Partnership Taxation

Designed to explore, in depth, the taxation of the formation, operation, and disposition of partnerships and LLCs. In addition, a brief review of the taxation of S corporations is presented.

AC
582
Hours
1-3
State And Local Taxation

Introduction to state and local taxation of businesses.

AC
589
Hours
3
Systems Analysis & Control

Examination of information systems development and control issues from the perspective of ensuring relevance, reliability, and security of business systems and information.

AC
592
Hours
3
Accounting Internship

No description available.

AC
593
Hours
3
Res & Communicatn Taxation

A study of tax research procedures, documentation of research, and presentation of research findings.

AC
597
Hours
1-6
Special Topics In Accounting

No description available.

AC
610
Hours
3
Intro Accounting Res I

Study of the production of accounting research, with specific focus on the scientific method. Intensive focus on problem identification and communication, and theory and hypothesis development.

AC
620
Hours
3
Acctg Research Sem I

Study of advanced research methods with intensive focus on design and method development, data analysis, and interpretation of results.

AC
630
Hours
3
Archival Acctg Research

Study of the archival accounting research literature.

AC
640
Hours
3
Experimental Acctg Research

Study of the experimental accounting research literature.

AC
650
Hours
3
Directed Research

Examination of the literature and methodology associated with a specific research topic. Directed focus on development of second-year paper.

AC
691
Hours
3
Research Practicum I

Development of a first year project under the supervision of a faculty member. Resulting papers are presented at a departmental research workshop.

AC
692
Hours
3
Research Practicum II

Development of a second-year research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Resulting papers are presented at a departmental research workshop.

AC
698
Hours
1
Research Colloquim Series

Participation in a research colloquium series involving scholars from top academic institutions.

AC
699
Hours
1-15
Dissertation Research

No description available.