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At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.
Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Business. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as business communication, marketing, finance, human resources and international business.
Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!
*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Undergraduate Business Courses
ACT 2452 Intermediate Accounting II
This is the second of two in-depth financial accounting courses. This course continues accounting principles and theory with emphasis on accounting for fixed assets, intangibles, corporate capital structure, long-term liabilities, and investments. Theories, concepts, and applications are stressed.Learning Outcomes:
- Distinguish between current and long-term liabilities.
- Demonstrate the appropriate accounting treatment for contingencies, including unasserted claims and assessments.
- Summarize the accounting treatment of notes, including installment notes, issued for cash or for noncash consideration.
- Describe the disclosures appropriate to long-term debt in its various forms.
- Identify and describe the operational, financial, and tax objectives that motivate leasing.
- Record all transactions associated with operating leases by both the lessor and lessee
- Explain how a change in tax rates affects the measurement of deferred tax amounts.
- Measure income tax amounts when multiple temporary differences exist.
- Distinguish among the accumulated benefit obligation, the vested benefit obligation, and the projected benefit obligation.
- Explain how the obligation for postretirement benefits is measured and how the obligation changes.
- Describe the components of shareholders’ equity and explain how they are reported in a statement of shareholders' equity.
- Record the issuance of shares when sold for cash, noncash consideration, and by share purchase contract.
- Explain and implement the accounting for stock award plans, stock options, stock appreciation rights, and employee share purchase plans.
- Describe how options, rights, and warrants are incorporated in the calculation of EPS.
- Differentiate among the three types of accounting changes.
- Formulate and apply the four-step process of correcting and reporting errors, regardless of the type of error or the timing of its discovery.
- Explain the usefulness of the statement of cash flows.
- Identify transactions that are classified as investing activities or financing activities.
- Access information efficiently and effectively.
- Evaluate information critically and competently.
- Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
- Introduce self and explain course expectations.
- Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.