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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ACG6453

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-11-10
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Course Change Information (for course changes only):

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1856 2005-04-26
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Accountancy BA 00-1402-00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Stephanie Bryant 9746550

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ACG 6453 Accounting Skills, Values, and Information Tech

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Acc. Skills, Values, Info Tech
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Admission into MAcc program



    Course Description

    This course is designed to introduce Master of Accountancy students to the basic skills, competencies, and technologies of accounting.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    The School of Accountancy felt a core competency course was needed that captured basic skills and competencies. This course change is the result of a thorough evaluation of the MAcc program curriculum.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    All accounting majors need to have a basic core set of competencies. Subsequent MAcc courses will build on and enhance these core competencies.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No. However, many of the topics are included to a limited extent in other existing Master of Accountancy courses (e.g., ACG 6405 and ACG 6457).

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    A Ph.D and strong skills in information technology and organizational behavior.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To develop competency in team-building, oral and written communication, information technology, leadership, and critical thinking skills

    B. Learning Outcomes

    To become proficient in written and oral communications, including professional and technical reports, to develop strong technology skills, including ACL, SQL, Access, and Excel; to develop leadership skills; to learn to think critically and solve unstructured business problems.

    C. Major Topics

    Leadership and team-building skills, critical thinking and problem solving, ethics, oral presentation skills, research skills, the writing process, Internet research using electronic databases, introduction to SQL, XML and XBRL.

    D. Textbooks

    Working with Emotional Intelligence, by Goleman Effective Writing: A Handbook for Accountants by May & May

    The Wisdom of Teams by Katzenbach & Smith

    An Intro to Applied Professional Research for Accountants

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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