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Online Accounting Courses

Curriculum Details

30–69 total credits required

The number of online accounting courses you’ll be required to take for Lindenwood’s MAcc program depends on your undergraduate coursework. Students whose undergraduate education is not equivalent to the Lindenwood accountancy undergraduate program may be required to take additional online accounting courses as outlined by this program.

Foundation Courses (9 hours)

This course is designed to develop graduate students’ language and writing abilities within academic and professional genres. Topics will include writing coherence, logic, and processes; audience and situation awareness; development and support of ideas; and language formality and accuracy.

This course is designed to introduce graduate business students to the conventions and expectations of academic and professional writing and to develop their abilities to follow those conventions. Particular emphasis will be given to research writing, style, and organization. Additional topics will include best practices for creating clear, concise, and effective professional writing.

This course consists of an examination of the application of statistical analysis in business and the use of quantitative techniques in managerial decision making. Topics include measures of central tendency, probability and distribution, sampling and statistical inference, techniques of statistical analysis, and modeling techniques. Lab fee may be required.

General Business Courses (27 hours)

This course focuses on the microeconomic concepts used in business, although various macroeconomic factors are also addressed. Emphasis is placed on practical application of course material. Topics to be covered include supply and demand, elasticity, consumer choice theory, firm production and costs (short-run and long-run), profit maximization, market structures, basic oligopoly models, pricing strategies, market failures, government’s role in the economy, and macroeconomic factors affecting business managers. Through readings, lectures and course assignments, students will learn to use various economics tools and concepts to inform and improve business decision-making. Lab fee may be required.

This course prepares students to use macroeconomic measures and models as the environment for effective financial analysis. It covers an understanding of the structure of the national economy, indicators of economic performance, knowledge of business cycles, and a study of financial institutions and the conduct of monetary policy.
This course introduces the student to the major techniques of financial management. Topics will include financial markets and sources of financing, financial analysis, forecasting and planning, security valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, and capital structure. Lab fee may be required.
This course provides students with an overview of global business and trade within the framework of today’s dynamic business environment. The course also looks at how historical perspectives influence and shape current events. Topics to be covered include globalization, trade theories, governmental influence on trade, cross national trade agreements, and an introduction to capital markets and foreign exchange. The course also examines how businesses interact with the cultural, political, ethical, legal, and economic environments of multiple nations. An overview of international business strategies is also provided. Students will be expected to demonstrate understanding of these concepts and issues through various applications. Lab fee may be required.

In this course, students will study classical and modern management theories of organization; the functions of management; external and/or environmental aspects bearing on managerial responsibility; development of practical management policy as guides to managerial decision-making; and human aspects of management including motivation, workplace equity and demographic diversity. This course includes the use of case studies to apply theory through practice. Lab fee may be required.

This course is an analysis of primary factors affecting individual and group behavior in organizations and examines the structure and behavior within organizations that impact performance, morale, and profitability. Lab fee may be required.

This course is the study of terminology, principles of contract law, and ethical issues applicable to the contractive problems in the operations of a business, including relevant provisions of the uniform commercial code. Particular emphasis will be given to application of the principles of law by the entrepreneur/manager in operating the business, legal liability, and the legal aspects of a business in difficulty. Lab fee may be required.

This course examines concepts of computer and communications technology for user-managers. The focus is on IT resources (computers, networks, software, data, and people) and alternative approaches to managing them; the opportunities and pitfalls associated with these technologies; and what user-managers need to know. This course will include the examination of these topics through case studies. Lab fee may be required.

This course introduces students to the principles of marketing, the role of marketing in society and in organizations (for-profit and nonprofit), and the factors that influence marketing decision-making. Activities include the study of planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution of products and services to consumer and business markets. The course will increase students’ overall understanding of marketing as a business discipline; utilize systematic approaches to diagnosing and solving marketing problems and issues; and analyze and develop organization-wide marketing strategies as well as strategies for individual programs, services, or products. Lab fee may be required.

Prerequisites

This course is the examination of generally accepted accounting concepts and their influences upon the preparation, analysis, and use of financial statements and reports. It is designed for individuals entering the program without any academic background in accounting.

Concepts and techniques for producing and using accounting information for management decisions will be examined in this course. Topics include cost behavior, break-even analysis, cost management systems, marketing/production decision models, capital, and operational budgeting. Lab fee may be required.

This course focuses on the technical aspects of the accounting cycle. All aspects of the accounting cycle will be addressed including transaction entry, financial statement presentation, and closing entries. The course is intended for accounting majors or anyone desiring a thorough understanding of the accounting cycle. Lab fee may be required.

This course examines the development, application, and importance of accounting standards, principles, and conventions, including US GAAP and IFRS variances. Problems of balance sheet valuations and their impact upon income statements for receivables, inventory, and assets will be covered in detail. Lab fee may be required.

This course is a continuation of ACCT 31020 and will focus on financial instruments and liabilities. Effects of judgment and opinion on the “fairness” of statement presentation will be studied. Lab fee may be required.

Requirements

This course investigates the ethical obligations of accountants and auditors. Specifically, this course will focus on professional responsibilities in the following contexts: corporate governance, financial reporting, audit function, and obligations to prevent and detect fraud. This course also addresses the importance of an accounting professional’s ethical commitment to ensure that their work meets the highest standards of integrity, independence, and objectivity. Lab fee may be required.

This course examines specialized topics in advanced financial accounting; partnership accounting; and corporate consolidations and mergers, estates and trusts. Lab fee may be required.

This course examines aspects of accounting operations within a multinational corporate environment. Key topics of analysis include foreign exchange exposure; translation of foreign-denominated financial statements; consolidated financial statements; transfer pricing; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and related tax and regulatory issues. Comparison of U.S. and foreign practices in areas such as financial standards and reporting, auditing, and performance measurements is examined. Lab fee may be required.

This course provides comprehensive exposure to fraud examination and forensic accounting. Topics range from the theories of fraud examination to types of fraud committed. Specifically, the theory, processes, and methods of fraud examination; occupational and organizational fraud; and various specialized non-occupational areas of fraud will be covered.

This course emphasizes the importance of research skills in the accounting profession as well as the ability to communicate those results in a proficient manner. Research tools and methods available to resolve questions concerning accounting standards and practices will be discussed. Accounting literature and authoritative databases will be utilized to analyze contemporary issues in accounting. This course is to be taken during the student’s last term of the MACC program.

Choose 3 hours from the following

This course examines the concepts of federal and state income taxes as applicable to the individual. Particular emphasis will be given to planning and compliance reporting. Lab fee may be required.

This course examines concepts of federal and state income taxes as applicable to businesses, including regular corporations, S-corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and sole proprietors. Topics also include trusts and estates.

Choose 12 hours from the following

This course examines the development, application, and importance of accounting standards, principles, and conventions, including current FASB opinions and IFRS standards. Issues covered relate to financial reporting and income statement, including specific attention to income recognition and income taxes as well as the balance sheet and statement of cash flows. Lab fee may be required.

Concepts of cost determination, reporting, and control, with emphasis on manufacturing operations, will be examined in this course. Job order systems, process cost systems, and standard cost systems are discussed in context with just-in-time and flexible manufacturing systems. Lab fee may be required.

This course examines the concepts of federal and state income taxes as applicable to the individual. Particular emphasis will be given to planning and compliance reporting. Lab fee may be required.

This course examines concepts of federal and state income taxes as applicable to businesses, including regular corporations, S-corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and sole proprietors. Topics also include trusts and estates.

This course examines concepts of accounting and financial reporting for federal, state, and local government and nonprofit organizations. Lab fee may be required.

This course examines profitability and risk analysis based on economic characteristics of a firm’s business, the strategy a firm uses to compete in its industry, and an understanding of financial statements. Case studies are included. Lab fee may be required.

This course investigates concepts of auditing with emphasis on techniques and issues as applied by Certified Public Accountants. Professional standards, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, legal liabilities of auditors, and specific auditing techniques are emphasized. Lab fee may be required.

The Internship Program is designed to expose the student to a variety of practical business environments. This exposure will permit the student to observe and experience firsthand the functioning of their graduate emphasis in business today. International graduate students would need to check with the Lindenwood University International Office on possible effects on the student’s OPT. Student must have 18 hours in the graduate program and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 are required.

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