Introduction to Accounting 301

This course is intended specifically for students with no background in accounting or finance. It clearly explains how to understand financial and operational measures, prepare and utilize budgets, respond to inquiries about the dollars-and-cents consequences of individual or department actions, and speak the language of accounting and finance with fluency and ease. Financial management actions are related to everyday business tasks. Step-by-step exercises and interactive examples will demonstrate how to put the standard techniques of financial analysis to work immediately. This course encourages students to draw on personal experience to strengthen the comprehension of new material.

Course Objective:

Students will learn key accounting and financial concepts and relate them to the financial management actions necessary for working in the business world.

Performance Objective:

Upon completion, students will be comfortable in discussing financial concepts and data with managers, accounting staff, CPAs, and other financial professionals. They will be proficient in accounting fundamentals such as debits, credits, and double-entry bookkeeping; be able to analyze basic financial documents such as income statements and balance sheets; and be capable of using financial tools to manage performance more effectively.