This course covers the concepts and principles in advanced financial accounting and reporting and the application of these accounting concepts
including techniques and methodology to problems likely to be encountered in practice. It includes problems involving accounting for special
transactions and their effects and presentation in the financial statements including among others: accounting for partnerships, corporate
liquidation, joint arrangements, revenue recognition, home office and branch/principal and agency transactions, business combinations and
consolidations, foreign currency transactions and translations, not for profit organizations, including government accounting and cost accounting.
This course is
designed to orient the students to accounting and reporting in the government,
not-for-profit organizations, insurance, banks and other related industries.
Topics discussed are concepts and transactions related with government
budgeting, accounting and auditing; accounting and reporting for not-for profit
organizations (NPOs) such as hospitals, colleges and universities, voluntary,
health and welfare organizations (VHWO), and other NPOs. This course also
includes basic concepts related with insurance companies, both life and
non-life, banks, and service concession arrangement. This course is also
designed to distinguish between profit and non-profit organizations.
This course covers the understanding and application of auditing principles, standards and concepts which will be used to described and perform test of controls and substantive analytical procedures
related to the following transaction cycles. Mainly the procedures will include both test of
control and substantive procedures related to audit of cash; receivables; inventories; property, plant and equipment; investment property; intangible assets and related accounts.
This course is designed to acquaint students with the role of accounting in the management team by providing and assisting in the analysis , interpretation, and forecasting of business
organizations. It covers the discussion of the foundation of management accounting; its expanding role, organizational structure, and professional ethics for management accountants;
design of management accounting systems (e.g., responsibility accounting system), evaluating the impact of changes in business structure, functions and appropriateness of management
accounting techniques and methods; basic interpretation and use of financial statements; performance measurement for planning and control such as marginal, absorption, and
opportunity costing, cost behavior, cost volume profit analysis; quantitative techniques and methods for planning and control. This course also deals with the application and techniques
focusing on segment reporting, profitability analysis and decentralization, information for decision making purposes (short term and long term) and nonfinancial indicators such as
productivity per employee or per service unit; decision making affecting short run operations; pricing of goods and services and environmental cost accounting
This course complements the course in auditing. It discusses information technology (IT) - related risks, security and control mechanisms and techniques that may be employed to address the risks, and the impact of computer use on the audit. It also introduces computer assisted audit techniques and tools. In this course, students gain an appreciation of the particular features and understanding of the risks involved in auditing in a CIS environment, the CIS controls they would expect to find in this particular area, how auditors use CAATs (Computer Assisted Audit Techniques) in this area. The students gain hands-on experience in the use of computers in performing audits. This course complements the course in Auditing, but limited to the areas that have an immediate consequence to information technology (IT) as used in business. It discusses the impact of information technology on the auditor’s study and evaluation of internal controls with emphasis on the previously learned IT-related risks and controls in a CIS environment. It tackles the audit of IT function as a whole and the audit of CIS in support of financial statement audit. It introduces tools and techniques in auditing around, auditing through, and auditing with the computer (using Audit Command Language [ACL] as generalized audit software [GAS]).
Financial reporting frameworks and standards continuously evolve to ensure relevance and faithful representation of financial information presented in an entity’s financial statements. Amendments, revisions, and promulgation of new financial reporting standards are necessary to encompass and address the changes in the business environment due to innovative business practices and emerging business models. This course aims to update the learners on the current issues on financial reporting. Recently released financial reporting frameworks and standards, including application guidance and interpretations of the authoritative bodies and regulatory agencies are explored in this course.
This course provides an overview of the environment, concepts, and basic differences involved in international business. Topics include forms of foreign involvement, international trade theory, governmental influences on trade and strategies, international organizations, multinational corporations, personnel management, and international marketing. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the foundation of international business.
This course provide students with a practical accounting working environment which is essential for a more complete understanding of the application of accounting theories, concepts, and procedures.
On-the-job training in position related to the accounting field. This experience increases students’ skills, prepares them for initial employment, and increases occupational awareness and professionalism. Students work a minimum of ninety hours at an approved site and attend scheduled one-hour seminars
This course deals with specialized accounting problems likely to be encountered by accountants. The study of the various topics in this course is based upon fundamental valuation accounting and accounting theory as applied to special income and expense recognition methods and expanded business operations. This course includes specialized problems in partnership accounting; accounting for joint ventures; accounting for domestic branches; accounting for installment sales; and accounting for long-term construction contracts. At the end of this course, the student will be able to apply and understand the different accounting approaches for different special transactions that an entity may encounter.
This course is designed to provide students with the conceptual knowledge and understanding of the fundamental theory of auditing and assurance services, and the philosophy underlying audits with emphasis on external auditing as performed by independent Certified Public Accountants and the management of public accounting practice.
The course covers Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
specifically, Philippine Standards on Auditing (PSA), the Philippine
Accountancy Act of 2004, internal and external auditing, internal controls,
manual records, audit objectives, audit techniques, audit programs and
procedures, and audit reports and ethical standards affecting the accountancy
profession are also taken up.
The module “Knowledge
Management” introduces basic concepts and ideas on knowledge acquisition,
creation and externalization in modern organization. The main aim of the module is to enable students to
acquire a critical understanding of knowledge as a driver of organization
inimitable strategic capabilities. This module addresses different aspect of
knowledge management: knowledge taxonomies, intellectual assets evaluation,
SECI model and its application, knowledge driven value creation, cross-cultural
issues in KM. In discussing these issues, the students acquire deeper understanding of knowledge phenomenon; develop
their analytical skills for diagnostic of organization intellectual ability as
well as managerial skills for knowledge based strategy implementation.
The goal of this course is
to develop the ability to conduct empirical research on (1) the role of
accounting information in the firm (i.e., contracting and corporate governance,
(2) how managers choose to exercise their discretion to implement their firms’
financial accounting, reporting, and disclosure strategies. In doing so, we
will develop an understanding of the economic, finance, and accounting theory
that underlies empirical accounting research. As we go through each study in
this class we will focus on identifying and understanding three critical
elements of each study: (1) the research question, (2) the motivation, and (3)
the research design. An author must describe the incremental contribution to
the literature to motivate his paper. Therefore, we will also build an
understanding of the major results in the literature and evaluate the strength
and weaknesses of each study.
The goal of this course is to present overview of IT Fundamentals and Tools used in business environments. This includes computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems and information and application systems. This course will also explore business applications of software, including spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, word processing and business-oriented utilization of the internet.