Accounting Course Descriptions
ATG 505 - Accounting Principles-Financial
Introduction to accounting concepts of recognition, measurement, classification, and disclosure, which are the foundations to a financial reporting system. The accounting cycle; preparations of financial statements; introduction to financial statement analysis. (Does not count as an elective.) Prerequisite: consent of director of graduate programs.
ATG 514 - Advanced Managerial Accounting
Specialized topics in strategic cost management. Emphasis on the role of accounting information in strategy development and implementation. Includes topics such as value chain analysis, target costing, activity-based management, theory of constraints, environmental costing, and strategic performance evaluation. (Not open to students who have taken ATG 304 or ATG 614.) Prerequisite: ATG 301, 383.
ATG 526 - Fraud Examination
Techniques for identification and detection of asset misappropriation schemes and fraudulent financial statements. Controls to prevent and detect problems. (Not open to students who have taken ATG 585 as Fraud Examination.) Prerequisite: ATG 301, 383.
ATG 530 - Professional Interviewing Skills
Planning and implementation of face-to-face encounters in order to achieve business objectives. Information interviews, interrogations, and other interviews used in business. Listening skills and analysis of non-verbal communication. Prerequisite: ATG 301, 383.
ATG 547 - Internal Auditing
Internal audit activity's role in governance, risk, and control. Professional practices framework. Establishing a risk-based plan, conducting the internal audit engagement, reporting results, monitoring engagement outcomes. Prerequisite: ATG 301 and ATG 383.
ATG 548 - Computer Assisted Audit Techniques
Design and implementation of data extraction and analysis techniques to achieve audit objectives. Course includes hands-on use of generalized audit software. Prerequisite: ATG 301, 383.
ATG 561 - International Accounting Issues
Significant accounting matters experienced by multi-national companies. Accounting matters include currency transactions and translations, transfer pricing, management planning and control, and taxation. Prerequisite: ATG 302.
ATG 583 - Accounting Information Systems
Design and implementation of accounting information systems using database technologies. (Not open to students who have taken ATG 667.) Prerequisite: ATG 301, 383.
ATG 585 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Critical evaluation of concepts, assumptions, principles, and analytical methodologies of accounting and their application to factual situations. Asset valuation and income determination; implications for internal and external uses of accounting information in business decision making. May be repeated for maximum 6 hours of credit. Prerequisite: consent of Department Chair.
ATG 590 - Professional Accounting Problems
Update and expansion of core knowledge in accounting theory, practice, taxation, and auditing. Prerequisite: ATG 383; ATG 477 or ATG 677; or consent of instructor.
ATG 601 - Financial Accounting Theory
Application of the current authoritative accounting pronouncements to a variety of accounting situations. Conceptual development of analytical tools. Current authoritative and alternative measurement theories. Prerequisite: ATG 302 and Advanced Accounting.
ATG 604 - Controllership
Case studies of management accounting control systems and strategic cost analysis. Use of relevant costs for decision-making, planning, and evaluation of performance. Development of analytic tools drawn from cost accounting, managerial accounting, mathematics, and behavioral science. Prerequisite: ATG 157 or 505 or equivalents; not open to students with an undergraduate degree in accounting.
ATG 605 - Cooperative Education/Internship in Accounting
Cooperative education or internship assignment. Credit applies to Department of Accounting MSA electives. Pass/Fail. Repeatable to a combined total of three credit hours.
ATG 657 - Advanced Auditing
Problems affecting the auditing profession. Evaluation of alternative solutions and their implications. Prerequisite: ATG 457.
ATG 658 - Topics in Accounting
Topics of special interest, which may vary each time the course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. "
ATG 660 - Readings in Accounting
Individual readings for qualified students, under the guidance of a member of the faculty. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and director of graduate programs.
ATG 677 - Federal Taxes II
Tax aspects of formation, distributions, and liquidations of partnerships and corporations. Gift taxes, estate taxes, and family tax planning. Prerequisite: ATG 377.
ATG 690 - Applied Professional Accounting Research
Research methods to identify accounting, auditing, and reporting issues; collect evidence from accounting/auditing literature; identify alternatives; develop recommendations; and communicate oral and written results. Prerequisite: 18 hours of graduate credit, including nine semester hours from ATG 601, 657, and 677.