Accounting Courses

AC
148
Hours
1
Introduction to the Accounting Major and Profession

AC 148 is open to freshmen and sophomores interested in learning more about the accounting profession and the accounting curriculum in the Culverhouse School of Accountancy. This course will introduce basic terminology and methodology, the accounting curriculum, career and educational resources, and career options.

Prerequisite(s): None
AC
184
Hours
1-3
Culverhouse LIFT Student Worker

This course revolves around participation as a tutor and mentor in The LIFT (Learning Initiative and Financial Training) Program, teaching computer and financial skills to disadvantaged members of the community.

Prerequisite(s): CS 102, CS 285 and/or required computer training provided by LIFT program, or permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CS 102 and CS 285
AC
188
Hours
3
Culverhouse LIFT - Class Leader

This course involves participation as a class leader and mentor in The LIFT (Learning Initiative and Financial Training) Program, supervising students and participants in classes involving teaching computer and financial skills to disadvantaged members of the community.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CS102, CS285 and/or required computer training provided by LIFT program.
AC
210
Hours
4
Intro To Accounting

Introduction to accounting and financial reporting concepts and the use of accounting information in financial and managerial decisions. Students who intend to major in accounting should take AC 289 or CS 285 before or concurrently with AC 210. Students are limited to three attempts for this course, excluding withdrawals.

Prerequisite(s): EC 110
AC
289
C
Hours
3
Computer Applications

Introduction to information technology and computer applications in business. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): CS 102 or CS 114 or RRS 101
Computer Science
AC
310
Hours
3
Financial Reporting & Analysis of Business Activities I

Promotes technical competency in the accounting process and develops critical thinking, communication, and research skills involving accounting and other business information. By presenting accounting and business consulting issues and requiring the use of technology to solve a typical business entity’s problems, this course exposes students to the professional environment of accounting practice.

Prerequisite(s): (EN 101 or 120) and (EN 102 or EN 121 or EN 103 or EN 104) and (MATH 121 or MATH 125 or MATH 145) and EC 110 and EC 111 and AC 210 and LGS 200 and ST 260
AC
311
Hours
3
Financial Reporting & Analysis of Business Activities II

Continuation of AC 310.

Prerequisite(s): AC 310
AC
334
Hours
3
Introduction to Fraud Risk Management

This course provides a basic overview of fraud risk management in business, including the global fraud problem, fraud risk identification, assessment, prevention, detection, and follow-up.

Prerequisite(s): AC 210
AC
351
Hours
3
Managerial Accounting Decisions

Study of managerial accounting concepts and their use in business decisions. Not open to accounting majors.

Prerequisite(s): AC 210 or AC 201 and AC 202
AC
352
Hours
3
Corporate Financial Reporting

Study of financial accounting concepts and their use in analyzing and interpreting financial reports. Not open to accounting majors.

Prerequisite(s): AC 210 or AC 201 and AC 202
AC
361
Hours
3
Cost Analysis for Planning & Control

A study of the theory and application of accounting for measuring the economic attributes of the firm's operations. The course examines the measurement, analysis, and interpretation of accounting information for planning and controlling a firm's business-related activities.

Prerequisite(s): AC 201 and AC 202; or AC 210
AC
371
Hours
3
Introduction To Taxation

Introduction to tax policy, planning, practice, and research with an emphasis on income taxation.

Prerequisite(s): (EN 101 or 120) and (EN 102 or EN 121 or EN 103 or EN 104) and (MATH 121 or MATH 125 or MATH 145) and EC 110 and EC 111 and AC 210 and LGS 200 and ST 260
AC
389
C
Hours
3
Accounting Information Systems - Development, Operation, and Control

Introduction to the operation and development of accounting information systems, e-business applications, networking, and controls. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): AC 289 or CS 285; and AC 310
Computer Science
AC
415
Hours
3
Current Issues in the Accounting Profession

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

AC
432
Hours
3
Intro to Corporate Governance, Risk Assessment, and Assurance Services

A risk-oriented study of standards, concepts, procedures, and professional ethics underlying governance and the practice of external and internal auditing and assurance services. The course will focus on mechanisms and activities that enhance the reliability of information for decision making.

Prerequisite(s): AC 311 and AC 389
AC
444
Hours
3
Financial Analysis for Investing

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.

Prerequisite(s): AC 210 Intro to Accounting
AC
456
Hours
3
Government & Nonprofit Accounting

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

Prerequisite(s): AC 310
AC
471
Hours
3
Taxation of Business Transactions & Organizations

Examination of the tax implications of business formations, transactions between the entity and the owners, reorganizations, and liquidations. The course develops tax research skills.

Prerequisite(s): AC 371
AC
491
Hours
1-3
Independent Study

Independent Study.

AC
492
Hours
1-3
Accounting Internship

Students are selected through a competitive process for assignments in approved business or public sector organizations.

AC
497
Hours
1-3
Special Topics

Special Topics.