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ACCT 5379. Professional Ethics & Responsibility. 3 Hours.

This course provides prospective accounting professionals an ability to apply philosophic moral theory to particular issues pertaining to the accounting profession. The course may include the examination of contemporary accounting literature related to ethical standards, ethical reasoning, integrity, objectivity, independence, and other core values. Emphasis is placed on dealing with controversial issues and examining the legal and professional responsibilities of public accountants. Topics also may include the examination of the state and AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and other governing authorities' pronouncements, such as SEC, IRS, and similar such bodies. Case studies and exercises with professional responsibility and ethical considerations in "real life" situations are interspersed throughout the curriculum.
Prerequisite: Admission to the MS in Accounting program, ACCT 5311, ACCT 5324, ACCT 5352, and 12 completed graduate credit hours, and concurrent enrollment in ACCT 5399.