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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: BUSI 584
Course Title: Intermediate Accounting III
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Development of accounting theory and practice as applied to: conceptual framework and financial reporting; complexities of revenue recognition; leases; income taxes; pensions; accounting changes and error correction; statement of cash flow.  Prerequisite: ACCT 383.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

ACCT 383.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Current edition of one of the following:

Intermediate Accounting
By Kieso and Wygandt (Wiley)
Intermediate Accounting
By Spiceland, Sepe and Tomassini (McGraw-Hill)
Course Objectives
  • To apply accounting theory to financial accounting problems and to financial statements.
  • To engage in oral and written commumnication, as well as critical and creative thinking.
  • To develop skills in information technology, self-study and applied research.
  • To promote ethical awareness and professional responsibilities.
Measurable Learning
  • Describe and explain the institutional structure of financial accounting.
  • Describe and explain the conceptual framework of financial reporting.
  • Describe and explain the complexities of revenue recognition.
  • Demonstrate accounting for leases.
  • Demonstrate accounting for income tax allocation.
  • Demonstrate accounting for pensions.
  • Demonstrate accounting for changes and error correction.
  • Prepare a statement of cash flows.
Topical Outline:


  • Revenue recognition
  • Income taxes
  • Pensions, post retirement benefits
  • Leases
  • Accounting changes
  • Statement of cash flows
  • Full disclosure

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Thomas Stauder Date: May 14, 2013
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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