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ACC 709: Advanced Accounting Theory.

3 hours, 3 credits. The history and development of accounting theory. Topics include the objectives of financial statements; the fundamental concepts, conventions, and assumptions underlying financial statements; and the measurement, presentation, and disclosure of the elements of financial statements. Analysis of recent pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and its predecessors, the Accounting Principles Board and the Committee on Accounting Procedures. Students will acquire an understanding of the principles used to evaluate current accounting practices and procedures. Students will be required to present reports on journal articles as preparation for the required thesis/special project to be completed in ACC 790. PREREQ: ACC 342 or equivalent.

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