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ACIS 1004: Accounting Foundations

Why take it? | Requirements

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of accounting and the language of business, including what accounting information is, how it is developed, how it is used, and what it means. Students will apply financial accounting principles to real-world, complex business transactions to classify these transactions, reflect their economic value, produce basic financial statements, evaluate financial position, and make fundamental interpretations. They will also study managerial accounting, including cost behaviors, budgeting, and other management reporting to assist in internal decision making and performance analysis.

Why take it?

This course is well-suited to non-Business majors seeking to become informed users of accounting information, or who plan to start their own businesses, will be responsible for some part of a business, or are interested in managing their personal assets. Students in this course will improve their problem-solving skills and decision-making capabilities by gaining an understanding of accounting principles and learning to interpret and apply those principles.

ACIS 1004 fulfills a requirement in the Strategic Communication Pathways minor and an elective in the Innovation and Organizational Leadership Pathways minors.

Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course fulfills Pathways requirements in Foundational Quantitative and Computational Thinking and Ethical Reasoning.

For more information, email Jean Lacoste.