Skip to main content

Accounting is the language of business, the scoreboard which measures operational success and failure. Used by managers within the firm, accounting provides the information necessary to make effective decisions in the international marketplace.

Some accounting courses will help you prepare for several qualifying examinations, such as: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Meet with your adviser if you plan on pursuing one of these exams to ensure you take the appropriate classes.

Core

ACCT 2101 - Accounting I
An introduction to the measurement and financial reporting of organizations and the interpretation of the resulting financial statements. The objectives of this course are to provide an understanding of how to analyze and account for business transactions, communicate the results of these business transactions in the form of financial statements (balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements), and interpret financial statements for a wide range of organizations. Credit is not allowed for both MGT 3000 and ACCT 2101.

ACCT 2102 - Accounting II
The course deals with determining the costs of products and services and using cost information for planning and decision making. The topics include cost classification, cost allocation methods, costing of products and services, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, relevant cost analysis, standard costing, and divisional performance evaluation. The emphasis in this course is on the managerial use of accounting information. Credit is not allowed for both MGT 3000 and ACCT 2102.

Electives

MGT 4010 - Business Taxation
The central objective of this course is to give you an overview of the federal income tax system as it relates to business activities. The course will take a tax analysis and planning approach. The basic concepts of federal income taxation will be covered through lecture and problem solving

MGT 4015 - Advanced Managerial Accounting
This course examines case studies in managerial accounting. Class activity will include case discussion and presentation on both an individual and group basis.

MGT 4026 - Financial Reporting & Analysis I
The objectives of this course are to gain a thorough understanding of fundamental accounting techniques and to explore the accounting theory underlying such techniques. Course coverage includes assets (most of the left-hand side of the balance sheet), revenue recognition, stockholders’ equity, and earnings (income items).

MGT 4027 - Financial Report & Analysis II
This course is a continuation of MGT 4026 / 6020, Financial Reporting and Analysis I. The topical coverage of MGT 4027 / 6022 includes financial reporting and issues of financial analysis associated with: the statement of cash flows (more advanced that the 4026 / 6020 coverage), income taxes (more advanced than that in 4026 / 6020), leases, pensions, and investments.

MGT 4028 - Financial Reporting and Analysis of Technology Firms
Financial Reporting and Analysis of Technology Firms focuses on financial reporting and analysis issues facing firms from a broad range of industries whose common bond is research and development of new technology, including the application of technology to new or enhanced products and services.

MGT 4030 - International Accounting
The purpose of this course is to provide you with an understanding of how financial accounting and disclosure principles differ across countries, how cultural and institutional differences influence these principles, and how this impacts the global markets and decisions by investors.

The topics covered in the course range from general comparisons of financial reporting to specific examinations of the accounting treatments of international transactions.  In addition, some topics related to managerial accounting issues in multinational companies will be discussed, and issues related to foreign currency translation, transfer pricing, and other international tax concerns will be reviewed.

MGT 4041 - Auditing and Financial Control Systems
The course is designed to provide the student with insight into auditing: what it is, why it’s important, what it entails, and why users of financial statements should care about it.  The course is designed for students interested in various aspects of accounting and finance.  Topics covered in the course include the demand for audits, management fraud, litigation against public accounting firms, and an overview of the audit process.

MGT 4043 - Advanced Financial Reporting (Previously taught as MGT 4803 - Advanced Financial Reporting. Credit not allowed for both).
Advanced Financial Reporting is the study of advanced topics in financial reporting. The material will be taught using lecture, discussion, and problem-solving. Students are expected to contribute to class discussions, to turn in written assignments, and to ask and answer questions during class. Specific course objectives include:

  • Students will learn generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting issues and requirements related to business expansion and growth, international reporting, partnerships, governmental, and private not-for-profit entities;
  • Students will learn how financial reporting requirements influence and affect reporting and operating decisions faced by financial managers;
  • Proficiency in financial reporting requirements, terminology, and techniques that can be demonstrated on the job and on the C.P.A., C.M.A., and other professional examinations;
  • Development of communication skills;
  • Development of critical thinking and analytical skills through application of generally accepted accounting principles to financial reporting issues confronting financial managers; and
  • Exposure to financial reporting issues for companies doing business internationally.

MGT 4045 - Seminar in Advanced Accounting Topics
The objective of this course is to offer students the opportunity to study areas of accounting that go beyond the basic common body of knowledge.  More specifically, the purpose of the course is to develop your business acumen on a wide range of financial issues.  To accomplish that objective, some topics we cover will be “leading edge” approaches that have not been fully implemented in business yet.  In addition, this course will have a special focus on the ethical judgments that business professionals face every day.

MGT 4047 - Ethics and Accounting (previously taught as MGT 4803 - Accounting Ethics. Cedit not allowed for both)
The course is designed to expose students to issues surrounding accountants’ professional ethics. The course is intended to sensitize students to ethical dilemmas that accountants may encounter in their professional lives and to provide students with insight into how to deal with such dilemmas. The course is structured around lectures and class discussion. The lectures cover material from (1) a textbook and (2) assigned readings (all available for download from Georgia Tech’s library). The classroom discussions revolve around a series of mini-cases (included in the textbook).


Accounting Concentration

After completing ACCT 2101 (Accounting I) and ACCT 2102 (Accounting II), students complete six advanced accounting elective courses (four required courses and two elective courses). Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all courses for a concentration.

GROUP A: Four (4) courses are required:
GROUP B: Choose any two (2) or more courses:

MGT 4027 - Financial Reporting and Analysis II (MGT 4026 is a pre-requisite for this course and must be taken at least one semester prior to taking MGT 4027.)

Note: Many of these courses require pre-requisites. Please check OSCAR before you register. Pre-requisites will not be waived.

MGT 4015 - Advanced Managerial Accounting

MGT 4028 - Financial Reporting and Analysis of Technology Firms

MGT 4030 - International Accounting

MGT 4043 - Advanced Financial Reporting (previously taught as MGT 4803 - Advanced Financial Reporting. No credit allowed for both)

MGT 4047 - Ethics and Accounting (previously taught as MGT 4803 - Accounting Ethics. No credit allowed for both. Pre-Requisite = ACCT 2101 AND ACCT 2102)

MGT 4910* - Special Problems/Independent Study taught by a College of Business Accounting faculty member.

*Only one (1) Special Problems (4910) course (3 hours) may be used toward a concentration.

Accounting Certificate (Business Majors)

Students enrolled in the Scheller College of Business may receive a Certificate in Accounting by earning a grade of C or higher in all four accounting electives. The courses must be taken on a letter grade basis.

Two (2) courses are required:
Choose four (4) or more from the following:

Note: Many of these courses require pre-requisites. Please check OSCAR before you register. Pre-requisites will not be waived. 

MGT 4043 - Advanced Financial Reporting (previously taught as MGT 4803 - Advanced Financial Reporting. No credit allowed for both.)

MGT 4047 - Ethics and Accounting (previously taught as MGT 4803 - Accounting Ethics. No credit allowed for both.)

MGT 4910* - Special Problems (taught by an Accounting faculty member)

MGT 4911* - Special Problems (taught by an Accounting faculty member) 

MGT 4912* - Special Problems (taught by an Accounting faculty member)

*Only one (1) Special Problems course will be permitted to count for the certificate.

Accounting Certificate (Non-Business Majors)
Non-Business Administration Majors
Option I: Same requirements as for students enrolled in the Scheller College of Business (see above)

Option II: Completion of a minimum of six accounting courses (see below) with a grade of C or higher in each. The courses must be taken on a letter grade basis.

Two (2) courses are required:
Choose four (4) or more from the following:

Note: Many of these courses require pre-requisites. Please check OSCAR before you register. Pre-requisites will not be waived.

MGT 4043 - Advanced Financial Reporting (previously taught as MGT 4803 - Advanced Financial Reporting. No credit allowed for both.)

MGT 4047 - Ethics and Accounting (previously taught as MGT 4803 - Accounting Ethics. No credit allowed for both).

MGT 4910* - Special Problems (taught by an Accounting faculty member) 

MGT 4911* - Special Problems (taught by an Accounting faculty member)

MGT 4912 Special Problems (taught by an Accounting faculty member)

*Only one (1) Special Problems course will be permitted to count for the certificate.