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312.617.01 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
1st term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  3:30 - 6:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Teresa Schwartz
Course Instructor:
  • Paul Sokolowski

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Description:

Provides both a theoretical foundation and practical application to contemporary accounting principles and practices. Emphasizes accounting as the “language of business” with the pragmatic approach of learning the types and uses of financial statements, both external and internal. Topics include a review of the accounting cycle; understanding the environmental needs that drive the requirements for financial statements; a “hands on” review of how accounting events are recorded, resulting in the compilation of financial statements; and a review of external and internal financial statements.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between financial and managerial accounting
  2. Demonstrate a basic discussing of where financial transactions originate, and how they are recorded and presented in the financial statements
  3. Explain changes in financial position, and results of operations
  4. Discuss key elements of the statement of cash flows
  5. Interpret and analyze the financial statements of a business, particularly those of a health care organization and be able to anticipate and comprehend the financial effects of managerial actions on the enterprise
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation/quizzes (20%); mid-term exam (40%) and final exam (40%).

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to graduate students.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Contact Teresa Schwartz, Teresa.Schwartz@jhu.edu

For consent, contact:

Teresa.Schwartz@jhu.edu