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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ACG6453
Tracking Number - 1856

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-11-10
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-04-26
  2. Department: School of Accountancy
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 00-1402-00
  5. Contact Person: Stephanie Bryant
  6. Phone: 9746550
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ACG
  9. Number: 6453
  10. Full Title: Accounting Skills, Values, and Information Tech
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Acc. Skills, Values, Info Tech
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Admission into MAcc program
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course is designed to introduce Master of Accountancy students to the basic skills, competencies, and technologies of accounting.

  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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).
  28. 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.
  29. Objectives: To develop competency in team-building, oral and written communication, information technology, leadership, and critical thinking skills
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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