This is a Graduate Business MAcc Program. The College of Business at Lipscomb University is dedicated to preparing students for their role in Accounting by combining rigorous academics in a faith-based approach.
Master of Accountancy Course Description
MAcc 6003 Corporate Governance and Internal Control
Corporate Governance refers to the myriad of constraints designed to make managers and directors act in their shareholders’ interest. Topics covered include choice of legal form of organization, ownership structure, corporate charter, stakeholders and corporate social responsibility, proxy process, board of directors, CEO compensation, CEO performance evaluation, CEO retention, boundaries of the firm, and international corporate governance. Additional topics will include the design and evaluation perspectives of the control environment, risk assessment, control activities, and monitoring. Special attention will be paid to the rapidly changing environment affecting corporate management as they continue to respond to Sarbanes-Oxley.
MAcc 6753 Financial Statement Analysis
Focuses on corporate financial statements and provides an appreciation for the issues faced by corporate managers as they design a financial reporting strategy. Skills developed in the course include analysis of business performance through financial statements; analysis of earnings quality and other accounting matters; and forecasting earnings and cash flows. The course also offers perspectives on the role of financial reporting and financial statement analysis in the capital markets, and an appreciation of the importance to business managers of their own financial reporting and disclosure policies.
MAcc 6203 Advanced Tax
This course covers the application of income tax law to partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation.
MAcc 6303 Accounting Theory and Research
An in-depth discussion of the history and development of generally accepted accounting principles. The course focuses on the conceptual framework of accounting and the environment in which accounting interacts.
MAcc 6403 Advanced Accounting
Advanced Accounting provides an in-depth examination of the accounting for business combinations, consolidated statements, foreign operations, partnerships, and governmental entities.
MAcc 6503 Current Developments in Accounting
This course is the capstone experience of the Lipscomb MAcc. Through lectures, class discussion, case analyses, and guest lectures, this course analyzes recent literature, both professional and academic, in accounting and focuses on the impact of current developments on the accounting profession. Topics covered will vary depending on current issues facing professional accountants, but would include updates on financial, managerial, and governmental accounting, auditing, tax, and international accounting.
MAcc 6553 Accounting Information Systems
A course which informs students of the relationships between the accounting process and the needs of management. In addition, internal controls and how systems work within the various transaction cycles are examined. Computer skills and their use will be an important component of this course. Prerequisite: Intermediate Accounting 1
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Last updated October 23, 2017