Emphasis in Integrated Winter Field Experience

Students who have secured a winter internship can pursue this emphasis. They will take three required courses in the spring semester. The first course which extends over the first half of the spring semester:

Integrated Winter Field Experience

3 credits

This course is designed to assist students in successfully integrating workplace issues into past and future academic education.  Students will learn to use academically rigorous conceptual frameworks in analyzing and solving problems that arise in the field.  Specifically, students will learn to:

  1. Identify and describe problems and issues that arise in the field.
  2. Apply and enhance their skills in conducting research that proposes solutions to field-based problems and issues, while exploring the potential economic and ethical implications of those problems and issues.
  3. Skillfully communicate (orally and in writing) their research-based understanding of the problems and issues they encounter.
  4. Interact effectively on an interpersonal level with a broad group of professionals.

Returning Integrated Winter Field Experience (IWFE) students will be equipped to learn and contribute at a much deeper level of understanding in the academic environment.

During the second half of spring semester, students round out this emphasis with the following courses:

Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting

3 credits

Expands and integrates knowledge of U.S. and international generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in a rigorous study of current financial reporting issues under discussion by regulators, standard-setters, and the broader accounting profession.

Driving Organizational Performance

3 credits

This course will cover managerial accounting topics such as: customer lifetime value estimation, cost of service delays, cost of quality analyses, time-driven Activity-Based-Costing, profit planning along the value chain, financial and operational forecasting, outsourcing, supplier choice and performance measurement, and analyses of profit drivers. The course replaces the Accounting for Business Strategies course, which met the cost credit requirement.