Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations (Revision 5)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Precluded Course: ACCT 250. ACCT 245 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been granted for ACCT 250.
Faculty: Faculty of Business
ACCT 245 has a Challenge for Credit option.
This course is intended to provide managers and potential managers with an overview of the subject of accounting for not-for-profit organizations. Students will learn basic financial and managerial accounting concepts and how to read and analyze financial statements. The course starts by looking at the commonalities and differences between for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. It then introduces students to the basics of bookkeeping and accounting and tools that are commonly used in the decision-making process and financial analysis. The course concludes with an introduction to basic capital budgeting techniques.
- Lesson 1: Overview of Financial Management
- Lesson 2: The Language of Accounting
- Lesson 3: Statement of Cash Flows
- Lesson 4: Financial Statement Analysis
- Lesson 5: Decision Making
- Lesson 6: Working Capital Management
- Lesson 7: Planning, Budgeting, and Controlling
- Lesson 8: Financing and Financial Markets
- Lesson 9: Time Value of Money
- Lesson 10: Capital Budgeting
In order to receive credit for receive credit for ACCT 245, you must achieve a cumulative course grade of “D” (50 percent) or better, and you must achieve a grade of at least 50 percent on your Final Examination. Your cumulative course grade will be based on eleven online quizzes, two written assignments, and the Final Examination.
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The examination(s) for this course will be written in the traditional pen and paper format.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Bergeron, P.G. (2014). Finance for non-financial managers (7th ed.),Toronto, ON: Nelson Education Ltd. ISBN 13 978-0-17-653083-9
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 5, January 8, 2015.
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Updated January 12 2018 by Student & Academic Services