Accounting (ACCT) 245

Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations (Revision 5)

ACCT 245

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online or grouped study** (check locations) - both options with eTextbook

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)

Prerequisite: None

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.

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**Note: Students registering in grouped study mode are advised that there may be some differences in the evaluation and course materials information indicated below. To obtain the most up-to-date information, contact the Faculty of Business Student Support Centre at 1-800-468-6531.

Overview

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.

Outline

  • 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

Evaluation

In order to receive credit for receive credit for ACCT 245, you must achieve a cumulative course grade of ā€œDā€ (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.

11 Mini Quizzes Assignment 1 Assignment 2 Final Exam Total
15% 20% 15% 50% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Textbook

Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.

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 be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided in the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.

Other Resources

All other learning resources will be available online.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

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.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the ACCT 245 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least ā€œDā€ (50 percent) on the examination.

Paper Exam

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Current Grouped Study Locations

Current as of: July-06-2016 10:45

Sorry   "acct245"     is not offered by Grouped Study at present.

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 March 04 2016 by Student & Academic Services