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COURSE SYLLABUS

16 / 33 - Early Spring Session
January - February 2017

Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus
16 / 33 - Early Spring Session
January - February 2017
Evening Campus
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(800) 231-2391

 
Course Prefix and Number: ACCT 281 A
 
Course Title: Accounting II (Managerial)
 
Semester Credit Hours: 3
 
Class Day and Time: Thu 
5:30 PM-9:30 PM
Additional Notes:

This course is web-enhanced, taught entirely in a classroom setting using D2L course management software to supplement in-seat content.

 

Catalog Description

Application of procedures relating to transactions affecting corporations. Interpretation of financial statements for managerial purposes is emphasized. Prerequisite: ACCT 280 (grade of C or higher in ACCT 280 is highly recommended).

Prerequisites/Corequisites

ACCT 280; a grade of C or higher in ACCT 280 is highly recommended.

Text

Financial and Managerial Accounting 17th edition
Author: Williams, Jan R., Susan F. Haka, Mark S. Bettner, and Joseph Carcello (Irwin/McGraw-Hill)
ISBN: 9780078025778

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Implement the proper accounting procedures for liabilities.
  2. Describe the nature and purpose of corporations.
  3. Record transactions and prepare financial statements for a corporation.
  4. Analyze, evaluate and interpret financial statements for management purposes.
  5. Describe Job Order and Process Costing systems.

Special Course Requirements

Material assigned should be read ahead of time and students should be prepared to participate in discussion. Additionally it is suggested that the students review the Key Terms listed and consider that material when developing in-class questions concerning the unit chapters.
The student will be allowed one late assignment for the duration of the course. This late assignment will be docked 15%. No other late assignments will be accepted. 
The critical thinking case is presented per the syllabus calendar and no late work will be accepted for that presentation. The student must present the paper as well as submitting the paper. If a presentation is not made, no points will be awarded.

Instructional Methods

Class consists of lecture, handouts, required text reading and exercises from the book. Read the material assigned ahead of time and be prepare to participate in class discussion. Additionally, references and links from unit content material to current outside sources for accounting, financial and economic events presented.

Graded Activities

Unit Key Term Discussion Questions220 Points25% of grade
Description -

Key Terms from each unit are compiled and submitted no later than the end of the week following the completion of the lecture for the unit chapter. Concise wording is stressed in the completion of the assignment.

Method of Evaluation -

Clarity of expression and correlation to the text material is the primary standard of assessment. This assignment is essentially graded Pass/Fail with a letter grade issued following the course grading scale.

 
Critical Thinking Case & Presentation50 Points5% of grade
Description -

Select a topic drawn from the chapters presented for the course and prepare a summation of a current topic that grounds said topic. You are expected to be able to present application of the material and critique the current event as presented to the course theory. The student should pre-approve the topic with the instructor before presentation.
The presentation of the material is expected to take no more than 5 minutes of class time. There will be a maximum of 10 minutes set aside for a general class discussion of the topic. This assignment is normally presented the last night of class.

Method of Evaluation -

Correlation of the topic selected to the text and the current event utilized must be cohesive. The standard grading scale with a letter grade will be earned. And gaps or deficiencies must be addressed at the least in the in-class analysis.

 
Exams300 Points35% of grade
Description -

A computational problem is the primary focus of each of the 3 exams. The student is to utilize proper accounting work paper formats and show all calculations in order to earn partial credit for any work. Additionally the student will compile a less than 1 page summary of the theory presented by the Exam and critique said theory.

Method of Evaluation -

Correctness of the student write up and critique will be assessed for any major gaps. A letter grade is the primary grading method for the summative component. The computational component graded for coherence to the standard methodology of calculation as presented by the course text.

 
Quizzes300 Points35% of grade
Description -

A short quiz oriented to the chapters will be presented starting in week 2 and ending in week 7. Quizzes serve to reinforce the material of the unit and prepare the student for each of the 3 Exams. Quizzes are short computational problems with associated journal and ledger accounts.

Method of Evaluation -

The primary focus of the quiz is comprehension of the unit material. Therefore, understanding of the process contained within the quiz is the primary grading objective. These quizzes are pass/fail and any deficiencies will be covered in class before the end of the period so that the student may remedy any gaps.

 

Grading Scale

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
0-59 F

Additional Information / Instructions

Students are expected to do and present their own work. If a student submits another student's assignment or work as their own, or uses an answer key on an exam or homework assignment, the student will receive a "0" for the assignment or exam and he/she will be reported for academic dishonesty.

Schedule of Activities and Assignments

Week 1
Class Intro & Chapter 16
Activities:
  • Introductions
  • Syllabus Review
  • Lecture on Chapters 16
  • In-Class Exercises and Discussion Questions
Reading:

Chapter 16: Management Accounting: A Business Partner

Assignments:
  • Chapter reading(s)
  • Key Term discussions
Additional Notes:

Examples presented in the first section of the class and worked in class. These in-class assignments assist preparing for the Exams.

 
Week 2
Cost Volume Profit Analysis
Activities:
  • Lecture on Chapter 20
  • In-Class Exercises and Discussion Questions
  • Computation of a comprehensive CVP problem
  • Quiz 1 - Activity 4 above
Reading:

Chapter 20: Cost Volume Profit Analysis

Assignments:
  • Chapter reading(s)
  • Key Term discussions
 
Week 3
Job Order & Process Accounting
Activities:
  • In-Class Exercises and Discussion Questions
  • Lecture on Chapter 17 & 18
  • Computation of a comprehensive Job Order and Process costing problem
  • Quiz 2 - see Activity 4 above
Reading:

Chapters 17 & 18

Assignments:
  • Chapter reading(s)
  • Key Term discussions
Examinations:

A computational problem covering Chapters 16 through 20 will be the subject of the first test. All work must be shown. Indexed Working Papers must be present. The standard accounting indexing system will be presented in the Exam review.

Additional Notes:

After completion of this unit, the student should have gained a significant enough base to begin the idea generation for the Critical Thinking Case topic. The student must pre-approve the selected topic with the instructor before continuing any work on the Case.

 
Week 4
Operational Budgeting & Standard Cost Systems
Activities:
  • In-Class Exercises and Discussion Questions
  • Lecture on Chapter 23 & 24
  • Computation of a comprehensive Standard Cost and Operational Budgeting problem
  • Quiz 3 - see Activity 4 above
Reading:

Chapters: 23 & 24

Assignments:
  • Chapter readings
  • Key Term Discussions
 
Week 5
Costing, The Value Chain & Incremental Analysis
Activities:
  • In-Class Exercises and Discussion Questions
  • Lecture on Chapter 19 & 21
  • Computation of a Value Chain and Incremental Analysis problem
  • Quiz 4 - see Activity 4 above
Reading:

Chapters 19 & 21

Assignments:
  • Chapter readings
  • Key Term Discussions
Examinations:

A computational problem covering chapters since the last Exam [C19, C21, C23 and 24] is the subject of the second Exam. All work must be shown. Indexed Working Papers must be present. The standard accounting indexing system that was presented in the Exam review for the first Exam.

Additional Notes:

The student is to advise the instructor of progress on the Critical Thinking Case before the end of this week.

 
Week 6
Responsibility Accounting & Business Performance
Activities:
  • In-Class Exercises and Discussion Questions
  • Lecture on Chapter 22 & 25
  • Computation of a Transfer Pricing and Performance issues with be presented
  • Quiz 5 - see Activity 4 above
Reading:

Chapters 22 & 25

Assignments:
  • Chapter readings
  • Key Term Discussions
 
Week 7
Capital Budgeting
Activities:
  • In-Class Exercises and Discussion Questions
  • Lecture on Chapter 26
  • Computation of a major Capital Budgeting Problem will be presented
  • Review regarding the final Exam
  • Quiz 6 - see Activity 4 above
Reading:

Chapter 26

Assignments:
  • Chapter readings
  • Key Term Discussions
  • The student is to pre-schedule their presentation of their Critical Case due in Week/Unit 8 during Week/Unit 7.
Additional Notes:

The Capital Budgeting problem is linked to all previous chapters and Exams. Examples will be presented in class. These in-class assignments will assist the student in preparing for the Exams.

 
Week 8
Final Exam review week & Final Comprehensive Exam
Activities:
  • Critical Thinking Case is to be presented
  • The Exam # 3 is to be taken
Reading:

The student is to review all chapters assigned for Acct 281

Assignments:

The Critical Thinking Case is to be presented.
The Final Comprehensive Exam [# 3] taken.

Examinations:

The Final Comprehensive Exam [# 3] taken. All work must be show, presented and indexed via the standard accounting formats.

 

Library Resources

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Course Policies and Procedures

Attendance

Columbia College Policy - Columbia College students are expected to attend all classes and laboratory periods for which they are enrolled.  Students are directly responsible to instructors for class attendance and work missed during an absence for any cause.  If absences jeopardize progress in a course, an instructor may withdraw a student from the course with a grade of "F" or "W" at the discretion of the instructor.  For additional information, see the Columbia College policy on Student Attendance.

Academic Integrity

Columbia College Policy - Columbia College students must fulfill their academic obligations through honest, independent effort.  Dishonesty is considered a serious offense subject to strong disciplinary actions.  Activities which constitute academic dishonesty include plagiarism, unauthorized joint effort on exams or assignments, falsification of forms or records, providing false or misleading information, or aiding another in an act of academic dishonesty.  For more information, see the Columbia College Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures.

Class Conduct and Personal Conduct

Columbia College Policy - Students must conduct themselves so others will not be distracted from the pursuit of learning.  Students may be disciplined for any conduct which constitutes a hazard to the health, safety, or well-being of members of the College community or which is deemed detrimental to the College's interests. Discourteous or unseemly conduct may result in a student being asked to leave the classroom.  For more information, see the Columbia College Student Code of Conduct and Student Behavioral Misconduct Policy and Procedures.

Cancelled Class Make-Up

Columbia College Policy - Classes cancelled because of inclement weather or other reasons must be rescheduled.  For more information, see the Columbia College Inclement Weather Policy.

Make-Up Examinations

Columbia College Policy - Make-up examinations may be authorized for students who miss regularly scheduled examinations due to circumstances beyond their control.  Make-up examinations must be administered as soon as possible after the regularly scheduled examination period and must be administered in a controlled environment.

Campus Policy - Make up examinations are scheduled on designated Saturday mornings 9am in 103 Buchanan. Students must present a picture I.D. in order to be admitted to the testing session. Students must arrange with the instructor to take the exam before or after it is given in class and permission to take a makeup examination (or any graded activity) is granted at the discretion of the instructor.

Adding, Dropping, or Withdrawing from a Course

Columbia College Policy - Students may add a course through Wednesday of the first week of the session and drop a course without academic or financial liability through close of business on Monday of the second week of the session.  Once enrolled, a student is considered a member of that class until he or she officially drops or withdraws in accordance with College policy.  An official drop/withdrawal takes place only when a student has submitted a Drop/Add/Withdrawal form.  A failure to attend class, or advising a fellow student, staff or adjunct faculty member of an intent to withdraw from a class does not constitute official drop/withdrawal.  The drop/add/withdrawal periods begin the same day/date the session starts, not the first day a particular class begins. If a student stops attending a class but does not submit the required Drop/Withdrawal form a grade of "F" will be awarded.  For more information, see the Columbia College Registration Policy and Procedures.

Withdrawal Excused

Columbia College Policy - A student may request an excused withdrawal (WE) under extraordinary circumstances by submitting a Drop/Withdrawal form accompanied by a complete explanation of the circumstances and supporting documentation to the location director.  The WE request must include all classes in which the student is currently enrolled.  The Vice President for Adult Higher Education is the approving authority for all WE requests.  A student who receives approval of their WE request may still be required to return some or all of the federal financial assistance received for the session.  For more information, see the Columbia College Withdrawal Policy.

Incomplete

Columbia College Policy - A student may request that the instructor award a grade of "I" due to extraordinary circumstances (unforeseen or unexpected circumstances beyond the student's control) that prevent a student from completing the requirements of a course by the end of a session.  An "I" will not be given because a student is failing, negligent or not meeting requirements.  If the instructor believes an "I" is appropriate, the instructor will specify the work needed to complete the course and the time allowed to complete the work.  Work missed must be made up within two subsequent sessions unless the instructor specifies an earlier date.  Extensions beyond two sessions must be approved by the Vice President for Adult Higher Education.  If the work is completed during the specified time period, the instructor will change the "I" to the grade earned.  If the work is not completed during the specified time, the instructor may allow the incomplete to remain on the student's permanent record or change it to any other letter grade.  For more information, see the Columbia College Undergraduate Grading Policy.

Grade Appeal

Columbia College Policy - A student may appeal any grade given if it is believed to be in error or in conflict with Columbia College policy and procedures.  The student must state in writing to the location director why the grade awarded is believed to be in error and request a desired remedy.  The faculty member who awarded the grade will be given the opportunity to comment on all student allegations.  If the issue cannot be resolved at the location the appeal will be transmitted through the location director to the Vice President for Adult Higher Education.  A grade appeal must be received for review by the Vice President for Adult Higher Education prior to the end of 60 days from the date the grade was awarded.  For more information, see the Columbia College Undergraduate Grading Policy.

Prerequisites

Columbia College Policy - Course prerequisites are established to ensure that a student has adequate academic preparation to succeed in a particular course.  Staff members will attempt to ensure that students meet prerequisite requirements.  However, it is the student's responsibility to closely examine the course descriptions to determine if prerequisites exist and to enroll in courses in the proper sequence.  In some exceptional cases it may be apparent that the student possesses the required skills and knowledge to succeed in a particular course, even though they have not taken the prerequisite course.  In this case the prerequisite course may be waived by the location director.  Waiver of a course as a prerequisite does not remove the requirement to complete the course if it is a requirement for the student's degree program.

CougarTrack

Columbia College Policy - The College provides all students access to CougarMail (the official means of e-mail communication for the College), online resources from the Stafford Library, and their Columbia College records (transcripts, grades, student schedules, etc.) through CougarTrack.

CougarMail

Columbia College Policy - The official student email address (also known as CougarMail) will be used for all official correspondence from faculty and staff.  Students are responsible for the information received and are required to monitor their CougarMail account on a regular basis.  Students may forward their CougarMail to another email account but will be held responsible for the information sent over CougarMail, even if there is a problem with the alternate mail service.

Cell Phones

Columbia College Policy - Cell phones can be a distraction to the learning process.  Location directors or course instructors may require that cell phones be turned off or set to vibrate during class periods.  Students requiring special arrangements to receive a cell phone call during class should make prior arrangements with their location director or course instructor.

Bookstore Information

Columbia College Policy - As part of Truition, students will receive their course materials automatically as described below. 

eText Information

If a course uses an eText, (see Textbook information above) the book will be available directly in Desire2Learn (D2L) and through the VitalSource eText reader the Friday before the session begins, if registered for courses prior to that date.  Students will have a VitalSource account created for them using their CougarMail email address.  Upon first login to VitalSource, students may need to verify their account and update their VitalSource password.  More information about how to use the VitalSource platform, including offline access to eTexts, can be found in D2L.  Students that would like to order an optional loose-leaf print-on-demand copy of eligible eTexts can do so through the VitalSource Bookshelf at an additional cost.  Once orders are placed, it can take approximately five to seven business days for students to receive their print-on-demand books.

Physical Course Materials Information

Students enrolled in courses that require physical materials will receive these materials automatically at the address on file with Columbia College.  Delivery date of physical materials is dependent on registration date and shipping location.  Please refer to confirmation emails sent from Ed Map for more details on shipping status.

Returns:  Students who drop a course with physical course materials will be responsible for returning those items to Ed Map within 30 days of receipt of the order.  More specific information on how to do so will be included in the package received from Ed Map.  See here for Ed Map's return policy.  Failure to return physical items from a dropped course will result in a charge to the student account for all unreturned items.

Note: 
Students who opt-out of having their books provided as part of TruitionSM are responsible for purchasing their own course materials.  Visit https://www.ccis.edu/bookstore.aspx for details.

FERPA

Columbia College Policy - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.  For more information, see the Columbia College Family Education Rights and Privacy Policy.

Student Accessibility Resources

Columbia College Policy - Students with documented disabilities who may need academic services for this course are required to register with the office of Student Accessibility Resources.  Until the student has been cleared through this office, accommodations do not have to be granted.  If you are a student who has a documented disability, it is important for you to read the entire syllabus as soon as possible.  The structure or the content of the course may make an accommodation not feasible.  Student Accessibility Resources is located in Student Affairs in AHSC 215 and can be reached by phone at (573) 875-7626.  For more information, see the Columbia College ADA and Section 504 Policy for Students.

Alcohol and Other Drugs: Columbia College Policies & Resources

Columbia College Policy - Columbia College recognizes the negative health effects associated with the use, possession, and distribution of controlled and/or illicit substances, and their detrimental impact on the quality of the educational environment.  Therefore, all members of the College community share in the responsibility of protecting the campus environment by exemplifying high standards of professional and personal conduct.  For more information and resources, see the Columbia College Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.

Tobacco-Free Policy

Columbia College Policy - The following policy goes into effect on August 21, 2017.  Columbia College values and is concerned for the health and well-being of its students, employees and visitors. The College is committed to providing a healthful and productive educational and employment environment for members of the College community. Consistent with this commitment and in the interest of the general health and welfare of the College community, the College prohibits the use of all tobacco products and related devices on all College property and premises.  For more information, see the Columbia College Tobacco-Free Policy.

Non-Discrimination

Columbia College Policy - Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of protected status (see Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity for a definition of "protected status") are strictly prohibited. Persons who engage in such conduct are subject to discipline up to and including termination or dismissal.  For more information, see the Columbia College Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy and Complaint Resolution Procedure.

Columbia College Policy Library

Columbia College Policy - The policies set forth in the Online Policy Library are the current official versions of College policies and supersede and replace any other existing or conflicting policies covering the same subject matter.  The Online Policy Library is currently under construction with new policies being added on a frequent basis and the policies currently listed are not comprehensive of every College policy.  Questions regarding the Online Policy Library should be directed to the Office of the General Counsel.  For more information on policies applicable to students, see Student Policies.  For more information on policies applicable to the entire Columbia College community, see College-Wide Policies.

Technical Support

Columbia College Policy - If you have problems accessing the course or posting your assignments, contact your instructor, the Columbia College Technology Solutions Center, or the D2L Helpdesk for assistance.  If you have technical problems with the VitalSource eText reader, please contact VitalSource.  Contact information is also available within the online course environment.

        - Columbia College Technology Solutions Center:  CCHelpDesk@ccis.edu, 1-800-231-2391 ext. 4357

        - D2L Helpdesk:  helpdesk@d2l.com, 1-877-325-7778

        - VitalSource:  support@vitalsource.com, 1-855-200-4146

ADDITIONAL CAMPUS POLICIES

Course Evaluations - All students are encouraged to complete the online course evaluations. Students are notified by way of CougarMail when the evaluations are available. The evaluations are used to help instructors improve their teaching techniques. They are reviewed carefully by the Evening Campus Director, Assistant Director, and several AHE Administrators. Student should know that all responses are completely confidential, instructors only view results after grades are posted. Your input is valued and appreciated.

Late graded assignment/activity policy - All graded assignments or activities are due when stated in the syllabus or by the instructor. Graded assignments or activities submitted after the stated due date/time will not receive any credit unless the instructor has specifically stated that full or partial credit may be awarded to late submissions.

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