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A concentration in accounting will enable students to understand and prepare financial statements, record business transactions, compute and manage costs, participate in strategies for mergers and acquisitions, develop and use information systems to track financial performance, and devise tax strategies.

Students pursuing a concentration in accounting should complete nine credit hours (three courses) from the following electives.*

MGT 6010  Business Taxation (3 credit hours)
Overview of federal income tax system. Provides necessary tax background for a variety of accounting, financial, and managerial careers. Helps prepare for qualifying examinations in accounting and finance such as CPA, CMA, CFA, and CFP. Learn to prepare individual and business income tax returns. Learn differences in the measurement of income for financial reporting and income tax reporting.

MGT 6020  Financial Reporting & Analysis I (3 credit hours)
First part of a two-course sequence in financial reporting and analysis. Review of the foundations of financial reporting, financial statements, accounting changes and errors, revenue recognition, time value of money and present value measurements in accounting, cash and accounts receivable, inventory reporting and analysis, selected issues related to fixed assets, liabilities, and shareholders’ equity, and earnings per share.

MGT 6022  Financial Reporting and Analysis II (3 credit hours)
Financial reporting and financial analysis issues associated with assessment of financial quality: the statement of cash flows; income taxes; review of investments, financial derivatives, and hedging; current and long-term liabilities; and leases and pensions.

MGT 6028  Financial Reporting and Analysis of Technology Firms (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on financial reporting and analysis issues facing firms from a broad range of industries whose common bond is research and development of new technology, including the application of technology to new or enhanced products and services. The course is presented in three interrelated parts: examining unique accounting issues for technology firms, analyzing the cash flows of technology firms, and identifying early signs of earnings difficulties for technology firms while establishing an appropriate valuation.

MGT 6030  International Accounting (3 credit hours)
An overview of accounting issues arising from the increased internationalization of business. Topics include comparative financial reporting among countries and accounting treatments of international transactions.

MGT 6042  Auditing and Financial Control Systems (3 credit hours)
Insight into auditing: what it is, why it's important, what it entails, and why users of financial statements should care about it. Topics covered include the demand for audits, management fraud, litigation against public accounting firms, and an overview of the audit process.

MGT 6043  Advanced Financial Reporting (3 credit hours)
Learn how financial reporting requirements influence accounting information system requirements and affect reporting and operating decisions faced by financial managers.

MGT 6045  Seminar in Advanced Accounting Topics (3 credit hours)
Deeper study of accounting beyond the basics. Look at previous accounting failures: what went wrong and what can we learn? Investigate ethical judgments in accounting.

MGT 6047  Ethics and Accounting (3 credit hours)
Become aware of ethical dilemmas in accounting: auditors' responsibilities; conflicts of interest; and a look at Enron and other relevant cases.

*For a career in public accounting, 30 semester hours in accounting are required to sit for the CPA exam in Georgia.

MBA concentrations and immersive tracks are optional. You have the flexibility to take electives in any combination of areas.