Computer Accounting Applications

Course Number: BA 228
Transcript Title: Comp Accounting Applications
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 26, 2019
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


BA 111 or BA 211


Course Description

Introduces double-entry, fully-integrated computerized general ledger software. Includes general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, bank reconciliations, inventory, and Financial Statement Analysis.  Prerequisites: BA 111 or BA 211, Recommended: BA 104, CAS 133. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Organize accounting procedures using microcomputer software.
  2. Communicate effectively using standard accounting terminology.
  3. Interpret and prepare accounting reports and records.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At least two of the following measures are to be used:

  • Attendance and participation
  • Group project(s)
  • Business Model or Business Game
  • Presentation(s)
  • Practice Set(s)
  • Case Study (ies)
  • Portfolio(s)
  • Research paper(s)
  • Book report(s)
  • Homework assignment(s)
  • Written paper
  • Quiz (zes)
  • Exam(s)

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Computer operating systems
  • Double-entry accounting
  • Integrated general ledger software
  • Chart of Accounts maintenance
  • Accounting reports
  • Cash activities
  • Inventory accounting
  • Accounts payable activities
  • Sales accounting
  • Accounts receivable activities
  • Fixed Asset accounting
  • Payroll
  • Financial Statements and Analysis