ACCT 4150 Accounting Ethics, Professionalism, and the Public Interest
3 semester hours
Accountants and the accounting profession play an important role in society. This role is examined in this course through an in-depth study of accounting ethics, professionalism, and the public interest. Students will learn about and analyze the history of the profession; the legal and ethical responsibilities of the profession; important legislation that has impacted the profession and the practice of accounting, particularly auditing; and the current environment in which accountants and auditors work. The course will expose students to moral reasoning and ethical decision making in accounting, business, and society. Students will be encouraged to adopt the objectivity, integrity, and ethical standards necessary to serve society as an accounting professional.
Accounting majors only, except by permission of instructor.
Prerequisites: ACCT 3110 and BADM 1020 , both with a minimum grade of C (2.0).
University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Ethics and Justice.