Course: ACCT 515. Contemporary Issues in Accounting (3)
Prerequisites: ACCT 352 and ACCT 460 or equivalents; Approval of department chair or designee. Examines contemporary issues confronting accountants, businesses and their stakeholders. Topics such as accounting theory, basic research methodology in accounting, issues in SEC reporting, segment reporting and issues in international accounting will be examined. Students are expected to achieve a thorough understanding of selected contemporary issues in accounting and will develop an ability to critically analyze these issues. Students are expected to be familiar with the concepts of theory development, theories of accounting policy choice, the measurement of income and the societal use of accounting information.