2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ACMG 6110 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Accounting♦


(3 sem. cr.) In the news, it is too often that we hear about cases of financial fraud and misconduct involving major corporations. It is a social and professional obligation of accountants to be concerned and knowledgeable on topics involving legal and ethical issues in accounting and financial reporting. In this course, students learn to appreciate this role and explore the various legal and professional responsibilities of which public and private accountants must be aware when developing financial statements and reports. They examine a variety of issues, such as the differences between statute and regulation and between common and statutory law. Students also assess the role of bankruptcy and its impact on business relationships. Through the extensive use of current and seminal case studies, students take a practical approach to examining the best practices of doing business in today’s sociopolitical climate from a legal and ethical perspective.
 
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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