Selected Topics in Accounting

Course Code:
ACG 4930

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course covers topics of current interest or of special interest to students or instructors. Topics may vary. This course may be repeated for up to 9 semester hours of credit.

Course Details


Permission of department chair


As assigned


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Albrecht. Fraud Examination (with MindTap), 6th ed., Cengage Publishing, 2019. ISBN: 9781337619721.

Cengage Unlimited:

  • 1-semester subscription: ISBN 9780357700006
  • 1-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700013
  • 2-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700020


Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor: Accounting topics of current interest or of special interest to students or instructors will be narrowed down to help create the final assessment and weekly deliverables.

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

BA-1 Exhibit knowledge of accounting, finance, management, legal, operations and marketing.  

BA-2 Identify MIS, economics, technology, statistical data and decision support tools for making effective business decisions.

BA-3 Recognize the impact of today’s global economy, diversity and cultures on businesses.

BA-4 Comprehend how effective leadership, teamwork and ethics relate to best business practices.           

BA-5 Use effective oral and written communication skills, including effective research techniques.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Assess complex situations, identify key issues, compare and contrast the situation to the management theories

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for an organization through the use of cases

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Homework, tests, quizzes
Compile pertinent documents via the ability to communicate a professional (affective) presentation and/or project paper by integrating concepts (cognitive) from course(s)

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Homework, tests, quizzes
Recommend concepts from other Bachelor of Science Business Administration courses pertinent to the field of accounting

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Homework, tests, quizzes



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  1. Attend and participate in class regularly.
  2. Read all assigned material before class.
  3. Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  4. Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  5. Participate in discussions.
  6. Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  7. Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  8. All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.


The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.


up to 40%

Test (which includes Midterm and Final) 

up to 60%

Assignments, Projects and/or Labs     

up to 40%


up to 20%


Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.


College-wide policies and resources

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