ACC 720 (1ON) - Topics in Accounting

Top/Accounting Analytics

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Accounting
Can be taken by students who are remote.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 54215
Special Topics in Accounting, vary by semester.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:ACCT
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Jonathan Nash

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Data analytics is changing the accounting profession.  The Big 4 accounting firms have provided specific accounting curriculum recommendations intended to help strengthen students’ technical expertise in anticipation of a career in accounting.  Drawing heavily from the suggestions of these employers, this course seeks to provide students with the skills and technical knowledge they need.  Content includes a framework for evaluating and answering business questions; experience extracting and manipulating data; an understanding of modeling and evaluation techniques, and techniques for effective communication.  The course provides students the opportunity to utilize a subset of the applications used within the profession, including: Excel, SAS, Stata, Python, and Tableau.

Students are expected to have a laptop with the Microsoft Office Suite.  Students will also be required to download Excel, SAS, STATA, Python, and Tableau.  Instructions for accessing these programs will be made available at the appropriate time. 

There is no required textbook associated with this course. Course materials will be from a variety of sources, including: the instructor, various texts and journals, public accounting firms, peer universities, and publicly available databases.  The sources of all materials will be cited as appropriate.