Office in Rockwell Hall, Room 205
(970) 491-5102
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Professor Lisa Kutcher, Department Chair

Accounting (ACT)

ACT 205  Fundamentals of Accounting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Understanding of financial statements to support financial and managerial decision making.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: For nonbusiness majors. Sections may be offered: Online. Credit not allowed for both ACT 205 and ACT 210.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 210  Introduction to Financial Accounting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Use of accounting information by decision makers; development of the basic accounting model, and issues concerning income and cash flows.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both ACT 210 and ACT 205.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 211  Accounting Professional Skills  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Survey of accounting profession career options, certifications, and professional skills.
Prerequisite: ACT 210.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 220  Introduction to Managerial Accounting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Use of accounting information in internal decision making.
Prerequisite: ACT 210.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 311  Intermediate Accounting I  Credits: 4 (3-0-1)

Course Description: Preparation and analysis of financial statements under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); accounting for revenue and assets.
Prerequisite: (ACT 210 with a minimum grade of B-) and (ACT 211, may be taken concurrently and ACT 220 with a minimum grade of B- and CIS 200).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 312  Intermediate Accounting II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Equity structure of corporations; analysis and interpretation of accounting data.
Prerequisite: ACT 311 with a minimum grade of C.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 321  Cost Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Utilizing budgetary and cost accounting information for planning, controlling, and decision-making.
Prerequisite: ACT 220.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 330  Introduction to Taxation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to U.S. taxation, with emphasis on federal income tax; impact of taxation on business decisions.
Prerequisite: ACT 220.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 350  Accounting Information Systems  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Design, administration and control of accounting information systems; use of accounting systems software.
Prerequisite: ACT 220 and ACT 321.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 411  Advanced Accounting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Accounting for branches and subsidiaries, partnerships, and business combinations. Accounting for multi-national business transactions.
Prerequisite: ACT 312.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 441  Auditing Practices  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Environment, professional standards, and practices involved in auditing financial statements and performance of other assurance services.
Prerequisite: ACT 312 and ACT 350.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 487  Internship  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Supervised work experience in public, industry, not-for-profit, or governmental accounting.
Prerequisite: ACT 311 and ACT 312 or ACT 311 and ACT 321 or ACT 311 and ACT 330 or ACT 311 and ACT 350 or ACT 312 and ACT 321 or ACT 312 and ACT 330 or ACT 312 and ACT 350 or ACT 321 and ACT 330 or ACT 321 and ACT 350 or ACT 330 and ACT 350.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 496  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 498  Research  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 540  Professional Ethics and Responsibilities  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Ethical practice of professional accounting.
Prerequisite: ACT 311.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 541  Forensic Accounting and Fraud Auditing  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Professional practices for addressing the related areas of forensic accounting and fraud.
Prerequisite: ACT 441.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 550  Accounting Information Technologies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Best practices for information technologies used in accounting systems worldwide.
Prerequisite: ACT 350.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online. Consent of instructor can substitute for ACT 350 for a student with substantial and relevant work experience.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 561  Legal and Regulatory Issues in Accounting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Contracts, ownership, bankruptcy (debtor/creditor relationship), formation of business entities, regulation of accounting profession.
Prerequisite: BUS 205 or BUS 260.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 570  Government and Nonprofit  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and practical application of accounting principles and auditing standards to governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations.
Prerequisite: ACT 441, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 575  Oil and Gas Accounting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Specialized financial accounting procedures related to the oil and gas industry.
Prerequisite: ACT 311.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 601A  Professional Practice: Taxation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Management of professional tax practice; professional ethics and regulation; research techniques.
Prerequisite: ACT 330.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online, and in 8 week format.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 601B  Professional Practice: Accounting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Management of professional accounting practice; professional ethics and regulation; and research techniques.
Prerequisite: ACT 441.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online, in 8 week format.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 612  Issues in Financial Reporting and Auditing  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Contemporary and emerging issues at the intersection of financial reporting and auditing.
Prerequisite: ACT 312.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 614  Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Tools and techniques of financial statement analysis and application to equity valuation.
Prerequisite: ACT 312.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 631  Corporate Taxation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Federal income tax principles pertaining to formation and operation of corporate entities.
Prerequisite: ACT 330.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 633  Flow-Through Entities  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Federal income tax principles and problems pertaining to flow-through entities.
Prerequisite: ACT 330.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 635  State and Local Taxation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Tax planning and compliance issues for entities doing business in multi-jurisdictional locales.
Prerequisite: ACT 330.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 636  Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Federal income tax principles and problems relating to reorganization, consolidation, and termination of corporations.
Prerequisite: ACT 330.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 639  Special Topics in Taxation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Taxation of not-for-profit entities; international tax issues; other contemporary topics.
Prerequisite: ACT 330.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 641  Information Systems Audit and Control  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Exploration of organizations' information systems, and the considerations involved in controlling and auditing these systems. Topics range from the general, such as organizational governance, to the very technical, for example, data encryption. Addresses material found on the CPA exam and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam.
Prerequisite: ACT 350 and ACT 441.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

ACT 696  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.