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.
- Richard Houston
Director of MAcc Program
- Troy Pollard
Director of MTA Program
- Ed Schnee
Director of Ph.D. Program
- Gary Taylor
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.
Study of the fundamentals of financial accounting. Attention is given to the interpretation and uses of information contained in financial statements.
Study of the fundamentals of managerial accounting. Attention is given to the use of accounting by business managers.
Basic accounting concepts and procedures with an emphasis on the use of accounting information by business managers.
Advanced topics in financial accounting and reporting considered from a practical and theoretical perspective.
This course is for accounting students who are returning from a spring internship.
The analysis of accounting information for purposes of valuing businesses for investment, credit, and related decisions.
Advanced study of standards, concepts, procedures, and professional ethics underlying governance and the provision of assurance services.
Advanced study of the forensic accounting profession, fraud prevention, detection, and investigation, and the character needed to manage ethical challenges.
Discussion of a common framework for the analysis of general purpose financial statement information. Includes discussions of the accounting process and availability of financial information, selected intermediate and advanced accounting concepts, required disclosures, modeling & valuation implications, and various analytical techniques available to the investment professional.
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.
Special features of budgetary and fund accounting as applied to municipalities, other governmental units, and institutions such as schools and hospitals.
Concepts and procedures employed in developing and using accounting information for management decisions.
A study of federal income tax problems of corporations and the relationships of these problems to the tax problems of the corporate shareholder.
A study of the tax accounting problems relating to corporate organizations, commonly controlled corporations, and consolidated tax returns.
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.
Introduction to state and local taxation of businesses.
Examination of information systems development and control issues from the perspective of ensuring relevance, reliability, and security of business systems and information.
No description available.
A study of tax research procedures, documentation of research, and presentation of research findings.
No description available.
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.
Study of advanced research methods with intensive focus on design and method development, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
Study of the archival accounting research literature.
Study of the experimental accounting research literature.
Examination of the literature and methodology associated with a specific research topic. Directed focus on development of second-year paper.
Development of a first year project under the supervision of a faculty member. Resulting papers are presented at a departmental research workshop.
Development of a second-year research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Resulting papers are presented at a departmental research workshop.
Participation in a research colloquium series involving scholars from top academic institutions.
This independent research course partially fulfills required doctoral-level research dissertation hours toward the doctoral degree. Under the guidance of their dissertation advisor, students conduct research toward the completion of their doctoral dissertation. Employing various research techniques and methodologies, students work on theoretical and/or applied research topics with the aim of making a novel contribution to the field.