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2001. Principles of Financial Accounting

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not recommended for freshmen. Cannot be taken after ACCT 2101, 3005, 3260.

Grading Basis: Graded

The study of the generation and interpretation of accounting information as a basis for financial statement analysis and management decision-making.

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2101. Principles of Managerial Accounting

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 2001. Open only to School of Business students. Not open to students who have passed or are taking BADM 2710 or 3710. Cannot be taken after ACCT 3201, 3221, 4891.

Grading Basis: Graded

Internal reporting to managers for use in planning and controlling operating systems, for use in decision making, formulating major plans and policies, and for costing products for inventory valuation and income determination.

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3005. Introduction to a Profession

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 2001; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed to help students (1) understand the professional responsibilities of accountants, (2) enhance one's knowledge of the structure of the accounting profession and the reporting process, (3) evaluate alternative accounting careers, and (4) prepare for accounting internship and career opportunities. Consists of a series of evening seminars. Topics include: alternative accounting careers, accounting standard setting, professional certification for accountants, and analysis and interpretation of accounting information. The course will also introduce and allow students to interact with UConn accounting alumni in a variety of accounting careers. Required for Accounting majors.

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3201. Intermediate Accounting I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710; ECON 1200 or both ECON 1201 and 1202; open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Cannot be taken for credit after passing ACCT 3202 or BADM 3201.

Grading Basis: Graded

An in-depth study of financial accounting, giving particular emphasis to balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination.

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3202. Intermediate Accounting II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 3201 or BADM 3201; open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Not open for credit to students who have passed or are taking BADM 3202. Cannot be taken for credit after passing ACCT 4203 or 4243.

Grading Basis: Graded

A continuation of ACCT 3201/BADM 3201.

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3221. Cost Accounting

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710; OPIM 3103, which may be taken concurrently; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

The study of (1) product costing as a basis for income determination and inventory valuation and (2) accounting concepts for planning and controlling organizational operations.

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3260. Federal Income Taxes

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 2001; open to juniors or higher. Not open for credit to students who have passed ACCT 4261 or BADM 3260.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of the underlying concepts of federal income taxation. Emphasis to be placed upon the impact of taxes on business decisions.

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3265. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for Preparers

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 2001; open only to business majors of sophomore or higher status. Not open for credit for students in or who have completed BADM 3265.

Grading Basis: Graded

IRS Certification in Basic Domestic and International Student and Scholar tax returns. Research and analyze current tax issues, interview a diverse group of real taxpayers, prepare real returns and respond to immediate feedback while working in a controlled setting under the supervision of a CPA. Students learn practical accounting and tax skills and procedures, while providing a valuable service to our community. Gives students the rare opportunity to gain technical industry experience in an academic environment. ACCT/BADM 4265 can be taken for one credit subsequent to ACCT/BADM 3265. Students in ACCT/BADM 4265 serve as qualified reviewers.

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4203. Advanced Accounting

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 3202 or BADM 3202; open only to Business majors of junior or higher status. Not open for credit to students who have passed or are taking ACCT 5603.

Grading Basis: Graded

An in-depth study of accounting for business combinations. Coverage will also be given to accounting for nonprofit entities and contemporary issues in financial accounting.

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4204. Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Recommended for Honors students. Recommended preparation: ACCT 3202 or BADM 3202.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Advances the understanding of financial information to analyze and value firms. Involves the application of accounting, economics, finance and other skills to better understand information contained in financial reports.

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4243. Assurance Services

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 3202 or BADM 3202; open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Not open for credit to students who have passed or are taking BADM 4243.

Grading Basis: Graded

Focuses on issues relevant to the public accounting profession, such as legal liability and ethics, audit risk analysis, planning of audit engagements, audit reports, and other assurance services and reports. Students will learn to think critically about issues facing the accounting profession, primarily by analyzing cases and completing a number of individual and group research projects.

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4261. Taxation of Business Entities

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 3260 or BADM 3260; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Application of basic tax concepts to business entities, with particular emphasis on C corporations and partnerships. At the end of the course, students should be able to identify and address the tax issues faced when forming, operating, and liquidating a business entity.

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4265. Advanced Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for Reviewers

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 3265 or BADM 3265; open only to Business majors of sophomore or higher status. Not open for credit for students in or who have completed BADM 4265.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced IRS Certification in Domestic and International Student and Scholar tax returns. Research and analyze current tax issues on an advanced level, with supervisory responsibility, while working in a controlled setting under the supervision of a CPA. Students develop mentoring skills as well as supplement practical accounting and tax skills, while providing a valuable service to our community. Gives students the rare opportunity to gain technical industry experience in an academic environment.

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4891. Field Study Internship

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710; ACCT 3201 or BADM 3201; at least 3 credits of 3000-level ACCT courses; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Designed to provide students with an opportunity for supervised field work. Students will work with one or more professionals in their major academic area. Student performance will be evaluated on the basis of an appraisal by the field supervisor and an appropriate summative activity submitted by the student. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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4893. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. Consent of department head required, prior to the student's departure.

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4895. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary by section; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Classroom course in special topics as announced in advance for each semester. Credit and hours by arrangement. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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4899. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Individual study of special topics as mutually arranged between a student and an instructor. Credits by arrangement.

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4997W. Senior Thesis in Accounting

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Accounting Department honors students; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Open only to Accounting Department Honors Students with consent of instructor and department head.

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