Business Courses

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Whether you’re interested in specific business topics or need to fulfill requirements for licensure, you can enroll in individual courses without committing to a degree program.

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BUS4110 *
Forensic Accounting

In this course, learners examine the field and practice of forensic accounting and expose accounting crimes such as fraudulent financial reporting, money laundering, and computer and cybercrime. Learners also gain an understanding of courtroom procedures and analyze expert testimony, litigation support, commercial damages, and business valuation. Prerequisite(s): BUS4068, BUS4115.

3 quarter credits
BUS4111
Ethics in Accounting

This course covers the revised AICPA Code of Professional Conduct that governs the behavior of accountants. Learners analyze and apply the conceptual framework and the principles and rules within the code. 

3 quarter credits
BUS4112 *
Accounting Research

Learners in this course develop and practice a working knowledge of how to conduct accounting, auditing, and tax research. Learners use the FASB Accounting Standards Codification; accounting, auditing, and tax databases; AICPA, PCAOB, and IRS libraries; and other online tools to conduct research. Prerequisite(s): BUS4062, BUS4065, BUS4068.

3 quarter credits
BUS4113 *
International Accounting

This course covers the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) pronouncements, with particular focus on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Accounting Standards (IAS), and Standard Interpretation Committee (SIC) interpretations. Learners identify key differences between U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IFRS, and demonstrate knowledge of the impact on financial statement preparation and presentation. Prerequisite(s): BUS4062.

3 quarter credits
BUS4114 *
Government and Nonprofit Accounting

In this course, learners build an understanding of the accounting methodology and reporting requirements put in place by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for governments and nonprofit organizations. Learners also examine A-133 reporting requirements and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare Form 990. Prerequisite(s): BUS4062.

3 quarter credits
BUS4115
Business Law in Accounting

Learners in this course acquire and demonstrate a working knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code. Learners also investigate the CPA’s common law duties and liability to clients and third parties, federal securities regulation and liability of CPAs under federal securities laws, and debtor-creditor relationships. Other topics include the federal regulation of business such as antitrust, copyright, patents, money laundering, labor, employment, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). 

6 quarter credits
BUS4060 *
Financial Accounting Principles

This course focuses on financial accounting principles and ways accounting information is used to assess an organization’s financial performance. Learners evaluate the relationship between business events and accounting systems and analyze an organization’s financial structure. Prerequisite(s): BUS3060 or BUS3061.

6 quarter credits
BUS4061 *
Managerial Accounting Principles

In this course, learners identify the role of accounting as it relates to managing an organization, then analyze accounting systems and financial statements. Learners also apply sound budgeting and time value of money principles from a managerial perspective. Prerequisite(s): BUS4060.

6 quarter credits
BUS4062 *
Intermediate Financial Accounting Topics and Trends

Learners in this course develop and exercise a working knowledge of financial accounting theory and practice using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements. Learners acquire financial reporting skills and apply financial statement conceptual frameworks to prepare financial statements. Prerequisite(s): BUS4060.

6 quarter credits
BUS4063 *
Advanced Financial Accounting Topics and Trends

In this course, learners analyze and apply advanced financial accounting concepts and consolidated financial statement information. Learners also evaluate the influence of global money markets and demonstrate knowledge of partnership and corporate accounting issues and governmental entities. Prerequisite(s): BUS4062.

6 quarter credits
BUS4064 *
Cost Accounting for Planning and Control

This course emphasizes the role of cost and managerial accounting in the planning, control, and performance evaluation of business organizations. Learners examine the theory and practice of business control and identify strategic aspects within business decision cycles. Prerequisite(s): BUS4061.

6 quarter credits
BUS4065 *
Income Tax Concepts and Strategies

In this course, learners build and strengthen their knowledge of fundamental concepts of individual, partnership, and corporate income taxation and tax-related transactions. Learners examine events that affect tax decisions, apply tax guidelines, and analyze tax forms. Prerequisite(s): BUS4060.

6 quarter credits
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HRM5112
Certification Examination Preparation for the aPHR, PHR and SPHR

In this course, learners review the current HRCI® Exam Content Outlines to prepare for the aPHR™, PHR® and SPHR® certification exams. Learners apply their critical thinking skills to scenariobased questions, and develop test-taking strategies for passing these exams. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.

4 quarter credits
HRM5115
Certification Examination Preparation for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

In this course, learners review the current body of competency and knowledge in the HR management field and prepare for the SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM certification exams. Learners apply their critical thinking skills to behavioral competencies in leadership and navigation, ethical practice, business acumen, relationship management, consultation, critical evaluation, and global and cultural effectiveness and communication. Learners also develop testtaking strategies to help aid them in taking these exams. Learners are encouraged to contact the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) prior to registration for specific eligibility requirements for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.  Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.

4 quarter credits

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