This course introduces the student to how accounting information is used by, and meets the needs of both internal and external users through effective and efficient communication as well as what accounting information is required by a business concern to reflect clearly the operating results of the enterprise over its operating life. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to generally accepted accounting principles, the interpretation and preparation of financial statements and how this information is recorded in the various business records.Textbook Required.
Software Required: MS Word & MS Excel, Wiley PLUS is a required resource. A direct link to purchase will be available within the course learning platform once the course starts.
In this second of the two introductory accounting courses, students will expand their understanding of accounting principles and concepts while covering specific topics including: capital assets, corporations' shareholders' equity, and bonds payable. Preparation of the Statements of Retained Earnings and Cash flows will also be covered. Finally, the students will expand their understanding of the role of financial statement users by studying financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: Accounting Basics 1 or equivalent Textbook Required.
Software Required: MS Word & MS Excel, Wiley PLUS is a required resource in the course. A direct link to purchase will be available within the course learning platform once the course starts.
Effective and practical writing skills are important for successful communication in business. Students develop practical writing skills using basic word processing technology. They learn how to compose business correspondence including emails, memoranda, letters, and reports, with a focus on routine and persuasive messages. A review of basic grammar is also included.This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required. Software Required: PowerPoint.
Knowledge of contemporary microeconomics issues is essential to understanding the world we live in. Students examine fundamental microeconomic principles with an emphasis on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students examine the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour and market structures, as well as evaluate the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Textbook required.
Knowledge of contemporary macroeconomic issues is essential to understanding the world we live in. Students investigate fundamental macroeconomics principles with an emphasis on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Through a combination of instruction and practical application, students examine unemployment, inflation and economic growth, as well as evaluate government use of fiscal and monetary policy in dealing with these key macroeconomic issues. In addition, Canada's international economic relationships are explored. Individual assignments and formal examinations are used to assess student knowledge of key objectives. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Prerequisite: Microeconomics Textbook required.
Students are prepared for a business environment increasingly affected by laws. They learn how laws must be understood and applied by management in the conduct of business. They also learn how to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis is placed on methods of dispute resolution, contracts, torts, employment law, methods of carrying on business, creditors' rights, sale of goods and marketing law. This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required.
This is an introductory course to federal income tax in a Canadian setting. Students will gain an understanding of the underlying objectives and principles of income taxation. Topics include employment income, business income, income from property, investment income and capital gains. Personal tax returns for individuals will be completed both manually and using a tax preparation software program. Prerequisite: Accounting Basics 1 and Accounting Basics 2. Textbook required.
Software Required: Excel. This course is not for MAC users. Please note the tax software used is only available in a Windows PC version at this time.
This course examines the various approaches to the treatment of fixed manufacturing overhead on income statements, various approaches for measuring performance including use of segmented income statements, various methods of allocating service department costs and the costs of a joint processes, various methods of arriving at prices for products and services, the nature and importance of accounting for quality costs, and various methods of analyzing cost behavior. This course continues to introduce managerial accounting concepts and terminology. The key topics include cost behaviour, inventory costing, budgeting and control, standard costs and variance analyses, relevant costs for decision making, and allocation of service department costs. Prerequisite: Cost and Managerial Accounting I. Textbook Required.