Online Accounting Courses
CSB/SJU is offering two summer 2013 highly interactive online accounting courses:
- ACFN 330A-01A: Government & Nonprofit Accounting, 3 credits
Faculty Moderator - Michelle Lli-Kuehne
Principles of accounting and reporting for governmental units and not-for-profit institutions and organizations.
Prerequisite: Intermediate 1
- ACFN 339A-01A: International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), 3 credits
Faculty Moderator - Mary Jepperson
Study of the International Financial Reporting Standards, including all significant IFRS requirements and the accounting rules and implications surrounding transition to IFRS from US GAAP.
Prerequisite: Intermediate 2
Here are some of the particulars for the conduct of the 2013 summer online courses.
- Classes begin May 20th and end July 10, 2013 - seven weeks in total. There will be about 4 to 5 hours per week of 'class' time; along with your study and homework, students should plan to spend 10 to 14 hours a week on the course. 'Class' time will be quite interactive for an online course.
- We will provide a variety of Camtasia videos, electronic office hours (where we can chat face-to-face using technology) and live lectures, where students will have the ability to ask questions, just like an in-the-seat class.
- Given the various work schedules that students have, we will record all the live lectures. Thus, if students cannot 'attend', they shall view the material at their own schedule.
- Tuition is $330 per credit; the course is 3 credits. Students who are not currently enrolled at CSB/SJU are charged an additional $50 application fee.
Studentswill need an internet connection. Students should have a microphone for their computer (less than $10 expenditure) and a web cam. (as little as $4 to $10 dollars on the web.)
How to register:
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting Course Objectives
Governmental Accounting: (1) To provide knowledge of the various funds and groups of accounts utilized in governmental accounting and the accounting principles followed in each.
(2) Understanding financial reporting for governmental entities, prescribed by GASB 34, with emphasis on the CAFR - the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Not-For-Profit Accounting: (1) Nuances in not-for-profit accounting, notably contributions and restricted funds. (2) Financial reporting for not-for-profits.
IFRS Course Objectives
To provide you with an in-depth introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). These standards, and all that their rise entails, represent one of the most significant changes in the accounting landscape you will ever encounter. IFRS topics are now included on the CPA exam; hence this course will also aid in preparation for the CPA exam.
The focus will be on the IFRS standards themselves - with comparisons to US GAAP. Students will become familiar with many of these standards A variety of resources exist to help accountants learn more about IFRS; during the course students will explore several of them.