Prerequisite: ACCTG 5120.
Upper Division Status. Corporation acquisitions, mergers and the formation of other strategic alliances are staples of today's business environment. The objective of the first two-thirds of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the nature and financial reporting aspects of these complex business transactions. Specific topic include accounting for business combinations and consolidations, joint ventures and foreign currency translation and segment reporting. The final third of the course is intended to provide students with a general understanding of the unique accounting and financial reporting issues facing not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities.