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MS in Accounting

ACCT 5030 - Advanced Financial Reporting  (3 credit hrs)
Advanced topics in financial reporting for students planning careers as professional accountants. Topics may include: business combinations, consolidated financial reporting, segment and interim reporting, SEC reporting, multinational accounting and reporting, and other emerging topics. 

ACCT 5040 - Seminar in Managerial Accounting  (3 credit hrs)
Organizational development of financial and non-financial budgets, interaction between performance measurement systems and human behavior, and advanced topics in uses of information for decision-making. 

ACCT 5060 - Auditing II  (3 credit hrs)
An in-depth study of the financial statement audit and professional responsibilities of public accountants.  Covers professional standards, audit services, planning, internal control, audit testing including sampling, audit reports, the code of professional conduct, and the legal liability of auditors. 

ACCT 5065 - Fraud Examination  (3 credit hrs)
Gives consideration to the methodology for resolving allegations of fraud from inception to disposition. Topics covered include: gathering evidence, taking statements, writing reports, and assisting in the detection and deterrence of fraud. Coverage may also include emerging topics germane to fraud and ethics. 

ACCT 5066 - Seminar on Management Fraud (3 credit hrs) An in-depth study and analysis of the causes, methods, and consequences of financial statements fraud committed by top management in the organization. The course covers psychological and criminological theories of management fraud, as well as detailed analysis of high-profile managements frauds. Seminar format. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

ACCT 5070 - Tax II  (3 credit hrs)
Choice of entity and special tax subjects. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of ethical considerations, competent tax research, and thoughtful tax planning. 

ACCT 5075 - Individual and Estate Tax Planning  (3 credit hrs)
Focuses on tax-planning strategies and techniques. Investigates a wide variety of topics, ranging from individual issues to estate, gift, trust, and small business tax planning. 

ACCT 5650 - Seminar in Accounting Information Systems  (3 credit hrs)
An advanced study of the implications of information systems for accountants with emphasis upon accounting application as well as the body of knowledge required for the accountant who is expected to provide relevant, significant data for an increasingly wide range of purposes. 

ACCT 5800 - Seminar in Contemporary Topics in Accounting  (3-6 credit hrs)
An in-depth investigation of selected issues in accounting. 

ACCT 5830 - Survey of International Accounting (3 credit hrs)
Introduction to international accounting practices and current developments. Includes an exploration of cultural, historical, and political reasons for international accounting practice diversity; an introduction to International Accounting Standards; tracking current developments in the process of convergence; and an introduction to international auditing standards and ethical expectations of accountants world-wide. Dual listed with ACCT 4830. 

ACCT 5850 - Advanced Problems in Accounting  (1-8 credit hrs)
An arrangement whereby students may investigate a more advanced problem area in accounting on an individual basis.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; graduate standing.

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Accounting and Finance

College of Business

Department 3275

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3136


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