ACC 4163 Contemporary Issues in Accounting Practice
Must be taken during the final semester in the undergraduate program, and you must have a
grade of “C” or better in all preceding accounting courses with a grade point average of 2.5 in
Palepu, K. and P. Healy. 2008. Business Analysis and Valuation (4th edition; ISBN-13: 978-0-
324-30286-8; ISBN-10: 0-324-30286-X).
BBA Program Learning Goals
Be able to use quantitative analysis and quantitative and non-quantitative reasoning to
effectively identify and solve business problems.
Be able to communicate, orally and in writing, information and ideas pertinent to
Be able to use current information technology to support business decision-making.
Be able to identify ethical and legal issues in a business context and find alternatives that
demonstrate ethical values.
Be able to incorporate a global perspective in business decisions.
Be able to identify current issues affecting accounting practice.
Be able to identify ethical situations and find solutions that meet ethical standards.
Possess the technical knowledge to succeed in practice.
Be technologically proficient in working with and presenting financial data.
A study of corporate valuation, financial statement analysis, and other advanced topics
Cheryl L. Linthicum, PhD, CPA, CMA
Office phone: (210)264-6408
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in accounting practice.
This course will develop your ability to evaluate the current and future prospects of a business
in a variety of analysis and valuation contexts through financial statement analysis, and to
communicate your analysis in writing and orally in group settin