WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2012-2013       Home       Archive       Search
Introduction to Financial Accounting
ECON 127
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CSPL 127

Accounting systems provide financial information critical to managing, valuing, and regulating businesses, government organizations, and households. This course will cover basic accounting concepts and procedures (double-entry bookkeeping, the accounting cycle), summary statements (balance sheets, income statements, flow of funds), evaluation of financial results, and financial planning. Considerable attention will be placed on economic concepts, among them present value and discounting, internal rate of return, risk analysis, normal profit as an economic cost, cost curves of a firm, and the cost of financial capital. Examples of the uses of accounting will include the mortgage crisis, social security and other retirement plans, Ponzi schemes, capital budgeting, and mergers and acquisitions.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-20-2014
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459