March 12, 2021
Contemporary Accounting Theory
This course is designed to systematize the theoretical foundations provided by all previous financial accounting courses. The aim of this course is to provide students with a general survey of financial accounting theory and policy. Students should emerge from this course with (1) increased knowledge about accounting research and the standards-setting process; (2) familiarity with various financial accounting paradigms; and (3) an in-depth understanding of the major problem areas in financial accounting. Topics include: various theories of income; alternative asset valuation bases; experimental applications in published financial statements; new developments in accounting theory; and current issues and problems in accounting.