AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
S1M 2013 CH
MonmouthUniversity, MBARutgers University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting
January 14, 2013 to March 10, 2013
4:45 - 7:15 PM
Textbook: Fundamental Accounting Principles with Best Buy Report by John Wild, Ken Shaw and Barbara Chiappetta, 20th Edition, McGraw Hill Irwin Publishers. ISBN: 13-9780078110870.
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To provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts of financial accounting. We will explore and examine the operations of an accounting system. We will focus on business and its dependence upon the accounting system for decision-making ability. The student will learn how to analyze financial transactions and assess their impact on the firm's financial position. This course will provide the foundation for AC202.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The final exam for AC 201 will be the assessment tool used for this course. The exam will be comprehensive and the grade used to determine competency levels achieved by the students. The exam will be closed book and closed notes. The exam consist of 10 multiple choice questions covering the chapter readings in the course and five problems that examine the critical thinking, effective communication skills and technical skills of the student. The first problem will address Accounting in Business, Analyzing and Recording Transactions, and Adjusting Accounts and Preparing Financial Statements. The second problem will address Completing the Accounting Cycle, Accounting for Merchandising Operations and Inventories and Cost of Sales. The third problem will address Accounting Information Systems and Cash and Internal Controls. The last two problems address issues of Accounting for Receivables, Plant Assets and Current Liabilities and Payroll Accounting. Partial credit will be given for the problems.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: There will be graded homework, chapter quizzes, a mid-term exam and a final exam.
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.
All assignments are due on the due date. No assigments will be accepted late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero".
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. All students are to show up by 1645. Lateness will not be tolerated. All cell phones are to be turned off unless. the student has been given prior approval. The mid-term and final exam must be taken in the classroom on the date given.
Week 1: Chapters 1 and 2 (Accounting in Business and Analyzing and Recording Transaction.
Week 2: Quiz 1 on chapters 1 and 2. Chapter 3(Adjusting Entries).
Week 3: Chapters 4(Completing the Accounting Cycle), Quiz 2 on chapters 3 and 4.
Week 4: Complete chapter 5(Accounting for Merchandising Operations) and take a Mid-Term Exam
Week 5: Chapters 6 and 7 (Inventories and Accounting Information Systems)
Week 6: Quiz 3 on chapters 6 and 7. Chapters 8 and 9 (Cash & Internal Control and Accounting for Receivables).
Week 7: Chapters 10 and 11( Plant Assets, Natural Resources and Intangibles and Current Liabilities & Payroll Accounting).
Week 8: Review and Final Exam
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