Course DescriptionThis course begins with a conceptual review of accounting principles, and reviews issues studied in earlier courses such as revenue recognition, the treatment of research and development cost, and insolvency. Students are also introduced to accounting in the not-for-profit sector, and issues in international accounting. This course emphasizes the role of communication in the accounting profession. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are developed through extensive use of case analysis.
This course is offered in an online, asynchronous format except for its midterm(s) and final exam, which are held on campus.
Asynchronous learning means that you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage with the course material through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Learning will be based on weekly module content and activities you can work through independently. Note: You will have deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. Details will be included in your course outline, which will be available on the first day of classes.
You will be required to write an in-person examination as part of the assessment for your course. If you live more than 100 km from the TMU campus, you may arrange to write your exam off campus using an approved external invigilation service. Details on how to arrange invigilation will be provided prior to the first day of class.