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MBA Accounting Course Descriptions

MBAA‐6305: Business Communications & Organizational Behavior (3 hours)

Examination of theories relating to organizational performance such as interpersonal behavior, organizational culture, team dynamics, power, leadership and conflict. Stresses fundamental communication principles and techniques for effective writing and speaking in diverse business situations. Prerequisite: C or higher in MBAC‐6300.

MBAA‐6310: Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3 hours)

Analyze how accounting meets information needs of various users by developing and communicating information useful for external decision making. Builds on basic accounting by taking a more in-depth look at the theory and practice of accounting. Topics include: accounting theory, accounting cycle, financial statements, time value of money and the classification and valuation of asset and liability accounts. Prerequisite: C or higher in MBAC-6300.

MBAA‐6315: Intermediate Financial Accounting II (3 hours)

Analyze how accounting meets information needs of various users by developing and communicating information useful for external decision making. Builds on basic accounting by taking a more in-depth look at the theory and practice of accounting. Topics include: classification and valuation of equity accounts, revenue recognition, the statement of cash flows, accounting changes and error analysis and full disclosure in financial reporting. Prerequisite: C or higher in MBAA-6310.

MBAA‐6320: Financial Management of Not‐for‐Profit Organizations (3 hours)

Financial accountability and internal controls. Accounting for basic transactions and events and generation of financial statements. Analysis of financial statements to understand the financial health of an organization. Financial management tools for decision making such as operational forecasts, budgets and incremental analysis. Cross-Listed: MBAN-6605. Prerequisite: C or higher in MBAC‐6300.

MBAA‐6325: Auditing Theory and Practice (3 hours)

Examines the auditing environment, with emphasis placed on developing skills for performing financial audits. These skills include planning the audit, testing internal controls, substantive and analytical testing, audit sampling and drawing conclusions from results. Topics include planning for materiality and audit risk; evaluating effectiveness of internal controls; reporting weaknesses to management, ethics and AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, and audit opinions. Prerequisite: C or higher in MBAC‐6300.

MBAA‐6330: Advanced Accounting (3 hours)

Covers accounting for partnerships and business combinations. In‐depth analysis of consolidated financial statements, foreign currency translations and government entities. Some coverage of nonprofit accounting. Prerequisite: C or higher in MBAC‐6300.

MBAA‐6335: Federal Taxation (3 hours)

Current laws relating to income realization and recognition, exclusions from income, business and personal deductions, credits from tax, business and personal gains and losses, depreciation, accounting periods and methods, and alternative minimum tax. Basics of tax research, understanding how to analyze difficult tax questions and interpret tax law changes and professional and ethical standards of the preparer. Prerequisite: C or higher in MBAC‐6300.

MBAA‐6340: Corporate Taxation (3 hours)

Applies many of the basic principles learned in Federal Taxation to the dealings of corporate taxpayers and their shareholders. Overview of corporate tax, ethical stewardship, transactions in the life of a “C” corporation, Subchapter S and other forms of business organizations. Basics of the taxation of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Prerequisite: C or higher in MBAC‐6300.

Specializations Build Upon The Concordia Core MBA

Students enrolled in the MBA with Accounting Specialization at Concordia University Chicago will take all of the courses above in addition to courses included in the core Concordia University MBA. You can review the core MBA classes here.

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