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Courses at the 500-level

ACCT 510: Advanced AIS: Systems Modeling

Students model, analyze, and evaluate accounting information systems intended to support management control and decision making. Focus is on determining user requirements, communicating results, and effective decision support.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
ACCT 533: Fundamentals of Financial Planning

Emphasis is on goal setting, cash budgeting, insurance needs, retirement planning, tax planning, and estate planning within the context of the clientís goals.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
ACCT 535: Tax Issues for Corporations and Shareholders

Tax implications related to stock ownership are reviewed in a variety of corporate environments. Focus is on dividend distribution policy, the rights and risks of stock ownership, and the use of stock ownership for financial planning purposes.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ACCT 533
  • or consent of instructor.
ACCT 537: Legal and Tax Issues of Marriage, Separation, and Divorce

Issues related to prenuptial planning, marriage breakdown, separation, and divorce are considered. Focus is on the state and federal tax aspects of separation, divorce, and child care.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
ACCT 543: Personal Income Tax Planning

Students examine the role of state and federal tax regulations in creating a successful financial plan for the client. Emphasis is on developing strategies that minimize the tax burden on the client through proper planning.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
ACCT 548: Controllership

Students examine the role of the chief accounting officer of an organization within the contemporary business environment. Also explored are the responsibilities and duties of the controller as strategic information officer.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
ACCT 549: Advanced Topics in Cost Management

Emerging topics and techniques in cost management are discussed, along with the issues involved with implementation. Topics include activity-based costing, total quality management, the survival triplet, and just-in-time.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
ACCT 552: Topics in Assurance: Risk Assessment

Techniques for identifying and measuring business risk are presented. A framework is also developed for evaluating the organizationís risk assessment process and its particular risk profile.
1.5 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
ACCT 553: Fundamentals of Financial Planning

The role of accountants in an electronic, Internet-oriented, commercial operation is discussed. Students also engage in the analysis of information exchange and sharing and the processing of electronic sales transactions.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
ACCT 554: Estate Planning

Students examine the role of state and federal tax codes when advising clients about the ultimate preservation of their estate. The clientís legal, marital, and medical situation is incorporated into an action plan to achieve the goals of the client.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
  • or consent of the department chair
ACCT 555: Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits

This course explores the role of the financial planner in advising clients as to employee retirement plan selection, individual retirement planning concerns, and other retirement issues. Emphasis is on achieving an optimal retirement plan.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ACCT 433
  • ACCT 443
  • Or consent of instructor
CIS 535: Data Management

Various techniques are explored for the management of the design and development of database systems. Issues in the creation and use of logical data models, database administration, and concurrent processing are explored.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Senior standing
  • or consent of department chair
CIS 541: Legal Aspects of Information Technology

The legal environment within which an organization must conduct its electronic commerce is reviewed. Legal liability for data transmission and exchange is also explored.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Senior standing
  • or consent of department chair
CIS 542: Electronic Commerce

The systems and management challenges and the opportunities and successful strategies required to develop and maintain electronic commerce are examined. Marketing, strategy, infrastructure design, and server management are also covered.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Senior standing
  • or consent of department chair
CIS 543: Decision Support Systems

The decision-making process is examined, with emphasis on dealing with incomplete and inexact data, including unstructured environments. The use of data management, modeling, and simulation are explored.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Senior standing or consent of department chair

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