In this course, no prior accounting knowledge is required or assumed. Students learn how accountants define assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses and where those items appear in firms' balance sheets and income statements. The purposes and limitations of these two financial statements as well as the statement of cash flows are considered. Students gain an understanding of the accounting choices allowed to firms for reporting to stockholders and creditors and learn how the use of different accounting methods for similar economic events creates challenges for analysts. Instances of questionable financial reporting and strategies that can aid in their discovery are addressed. Later assignments focus on ratio analysis of actual firms' financial statements, including techniques to identify firms in financial trouble.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prerequisites are ECON101, ECON110, or permission of the instructor.
|Instructor(s): Gosman,Martin Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: PAC001; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: X|