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ACCT 303: Accounting for Decision Making

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General Information

Credits: 3


Students will examine how economic transactions are measured and recorded in financial statements using generally accepted accounting principles to help users of accounting information to make financing, operating, and investing decisions for businesses. Students will also learn how the tax system impacts business decision making, how managers could use managerial accounting information to make operating and compensation decisions, and understand the importance of internal and external audits to business and capital markets. Notes: Students cannot receive credit for ACCT 301 and ACCT 303/ACCT 330. Costello College of Business students will not be permitted to make more than three attempts to achieve a C or higher in ACCT 303. The third attempt requires academic advisor approval. Those who do not successfully complete this course within three attempts will be terminated from their concentration and will not be eligible to receive a degree from the Costello College of Business.Offered by Accounting. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: BUS 103 and BUS 200 are strongly recommended.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ACCT 203C, U203, 203XS, 204C or U204) and (BUS 210C, U210 or 210XS) and (MATH 108C, U108, 108XS, 113C, U113, 113XS, 114C, U114, 114XS, HNRT 225C, 225XS or U225).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.