Introduction to Accounting

Introduction to Accounting

Professor Bala Dharan
Fall 2016 course
W 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Pound Hall Room 101
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In-Class

This 1-credit module fall course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the accounting information presented in corporate financial statements. Students will learn the basics of how the three basic financial statements -- balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement -- are prepared to capture the financial effects of management decisions, and how accounting reports are analyzed to aid management decisions. The course will be relevant for students who wish to learn the basic language of accounting and its use in capital markets, corporate transactions, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and other related areas.

Note: The course meets once a week in a 2-hour block for the first six weeks of the semester, followed by an exam given in the seventh week.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, Procedure & Practice