Introduction to Financial Accounting|
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prerequisites are ECON101, ECON110, or permission of the instructor.
|Instructor(s): Miller,Richard A. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: PAC004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: -9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 10||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: X|
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