St. Cloud State University

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for ACCT 291 at St. Cloud State University in Summer 2020 (May - Aug)



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Alexandria Technical and Community College

ACCT 2000 - Principles of Accounting I - 4 credits
This course is an introduction to financial accounting and is designed for both accounting and non-accounting students. Financial accounting is used to communicate information on the company's activities to outside users. Students will use a variety of hands-on learning tools to cover topics that include: recording transactions, preparing financial statements, inventory and merchandising, long-term assets, debt, common equity structures, time value of money concepts and ratio analysis. The course covers all the topics required by the Minnesota State Business AS Transfer Pathway and is a pre-requisite to Intermediate Accounting.
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Anoka-Ramsey Community College

BUS 2125 - Financial Accounting - 4 credits
This course covers financial accounting concepts from a user perspective and will focus on the application of these concepts in real-world environments. Topics include applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to record transactions and prepare financial statements, financial statement analysis, and annual reports.
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Bemidji State University

ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I - 3 credits

Modern accounting concepts including financial statement preparation, internal controls, short and long term assets, and introduction to corporations. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1170 or consent of instructor.
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Century College

ACCT 2020 - Financial Accounting (Early Finish)(Converted to Online) - 4 credits
"This course includes the study of financial accounting concepts through the measurement, communication, and analysis of economic events for the benefit of investors, creditors, and other external users of financial accounting information. Emphasis is on the preparation and analysis of financial statements in a corporate annual report. Recommendation(s): Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate simple percentages with the use of a calculator.
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Hennepin Technical College

ACCT 2155 - Financial Accounting - 4 credits
This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles, from a user perspective, which are used in a business environment to analyze and record transactions using the accrual method of accounting. This course also covers analyzing transactions for cash, marketable securities, accounts receivable, payroll, current and contingent liabilities, inventories and plant assets. (Prereq: ACCT1000 or ACCT1102) (BP/EP) 4 cr
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Inver Hills Community College

ACCT 2101 - Financial Accounting - 4 credits
Focuses on basic accounting concepts with emphasis on how financial information is used in decision-making, primarily by creditors and investors. It focuses on what the financial statements reveal about the credit worthiness and financial performance of companies organized as corporations. Topics covered include preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial statements including income statements, balance sheet, statement of owner's equity, and cash flow statement. Additional topics include processing accounting information, end of period adjustments, closing entries, cash versus accrual accounting, receivables, inventory, income measurement, current and fixed assets and liabilities, stockholders┬┐ equity, ratio analysis, cash flow, merchandising operations, and internal control. Meets lower-division transfer requirements for accounting and business administration majors at most 4-year institutions. Require completion of Math 0840 or assessment into Math 0940 or higher; recommended concurrent enrollment in BUS 1100.
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Metropolitan State University

ACCT 210 - Financial Accounting - 4 credits

This course in financial accounting acquaints students with the "language of business" and the concepts and practices of accounting in order to understand, interpret, and analyze the financial accounting reports of economic entities. Topics include: economic context of accounting; introduction to basic financial statements with emphasis on the statement of cash flows; measurement fundamentals; analysis of financial statements; cash; receivables; inventories; investments in equity and debt securities including Consolidations; long-lived assets; current and long-term liabilities; stockholders' equity; and time value of money concepts and computations for decision making: international accounting practices are incorporated into every topic. This is not a bookkeeping course.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead

ACCT 230 - Principles of Accounting I - 3 credits

From a user's perspective, an introduction to the content and concepts underlying the three basic financial statements prepared by management for use by investors and creditors. Includes financial statement analysis.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato

ACCT 200 - Financial Accounting - 3 credits

The accounting process, financial statement preparation, and analysis. Includes the accounting cycle, asset, liability, and equity accounting. Emphasis on the use of accounting data.
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Normandale Community College

ACCT 2251 - Financial Accounting - 4 credits

This course, the first of the two consecutive courses in financial and managerial accounting, is designed to develop basic accounting knowledge of students in the following areas: generally accepted accounting principles and concepts, accounting cycle, preparation of financial statements, cash management, accounting for merchandising operations, receivables, inventory, current and long-term liabilities, long-term assets, stock transactions and financial statement analysis.
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Riverland Community College

ACCT 2011 - Principles of Financial Accounting - 4 credits
This course is an introduction to financial accounting concepts and principles through a study of business transactions and their effect on financial statements. Topics/concepts included are: accounting as an information system; transactions and the accounting cycle; financial statements (including the Income Statement, Statement of Equity, Balance Sheet, and the Cash Flow Statement); and analysis of profitability, liquidity, and risk. Accounting practices will be applied to measure, classify and report current and long-term assets, current and long-term liabilities, and equity. The course focus will be on corporate accounting. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Accounting degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)
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Rochester Community and Technical College

ACCT 2217 - Financial Accounting - 4 credits
This course is an introduction to fundamental accounting concepts that includes analyzing, interpreting and recording transactions. The accounting cycle is covered for service and merchandising corporations. The course also includes the preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) using the accrual method of accounting, and emphasizes the effects of business transactions on the financial statements. Additional topics include accruals and deferrals, revenues, expenses, internal control, inventory, payroll, and fixed assets. (Prerequisites: None).
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Saint Paul College

ACCT 2410 - Financial Accounting - 4 credits

This course in financial accounting acquaints students with the concepts and practices of accounting to be able to interpret and analyze the financial accounting reports of economic entities. Topics include: economic context of accounting; introduction to basic financial statements; measurement fundamentals; analysis of financial statements; cash; receivables; inventories; investments in equity and debt securities; long-lived assets; current and long-term liabilities; stockholders' equity; and financial performance measurement. 4C/4/0/0
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Southwest Minnesota State University

ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting I - 3 credits
Introduction to reporting financial information regarding the operating, investing, and financing activities of business enterprises to present to potential investors, creditors, and others. Topics covered include basic financial statements, business transactions, the accounting cycle, forms of business organizations, internal control, cash, receivables, inventories, long-term assets, depreciation, and current liabilities.
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St. Cloud Technical and Community College

ACCT 1215 - Accounting Principles I - 4 credits
This course is an introduction to financial accounting concepts as they apply to business transactions. Students will explore accounting as an information system providing useful information to company stakeholders. Emphasis is on the recording, reporting, and analyzing of a variety of business transactions as they relate to content of the course. Both the preparer and user requirements and expectations are emphasized. Student Learning Outcomes: * Comprehend the role of accounting in business, including the types of business organizations, business stakeholders, ethics in business and the overall profession of accounting. * Journalize business transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). * Prepare the three basic financial statements. * Create adjusting journal entries required under the accrual method of accounting to properly update accounts at year end. * Define inventory systems. * Apply perpetual and periodic inventory within the accounting system. * Compare the direct write-off and allowance methods to account for uncollectible accounts and their affect on the financial statements. * Account for the purchase, maintenance (depreciation, amortization, depletion) and sale of long-term assets. * Differentiate between current and long-term liabilities. * Explain how to account for contingent and estimated liabilities. * Apply the concept of the time value of money. * Describe the corporate form of business organization, including the sources of equity, characteristics and classes of stock, and effects of dividends. * Account for the issuance of bonds as a method of financing a business. * Account for the investment in debt and equity instruments.
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Winona State University

ACCT 211 - Financial Accounting Principles - 3 credits

Emphasis is on introductory financial accounting topics. Topics include a study of the framework of financial accounting, the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation and analysis, cash and internal controls, receivables and sales, inventory and COGS, plant and equipment, intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities, and stockholder's equity. Prerequisites: WSU math proficiency. Grade only. Offered each semester.
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