ACAF70051
Business Applications
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 63.0
Credit Value: 4.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2020
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Adv Cert Accounting & Finance
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20200106_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Students are expected to have completed ACAF70052 and ACAF70055 or equivalent before registering for this course. This course is offered in two formats - online (Ontariolearn) and blended (on-campus and Slate). For the blended section, there will be an on-campus session each week along with online sessions. The online portion of the blended course is offered through Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Online learning often involves assigned weekly readings, research, assignments, quizzes, journal writing and discussion boards. Some courses may include live online class sessions that allow students and the instructor to engage and share resources as a group. A laptop computer is required for this course. Students will need reliable access to the internet. A Texas Instruments BAII Plus (Business Analyst) or equivalent calculator is required for this course. This course uses online case studies that need to be purchased during the course as per the instructions provided by the instructor. To be considered for the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) National Examination eligibility, students must earn a minimum grade of 60% in the Business Applications course and meet the additional standards of achievement as required by CPA Ontario's National Examination Policies.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students solve multi-faceted accounting cases both individually and in groups. Students utilize critical-thinking and problem-solving skills through a multi-stage process: individual work on the case before class, small group meeting, and large group meeting. In the first stage, students work on identifying the problem and preparing possible solutions to the case before class. In the second stage, students work in a small group meeting, discussing the problem and evaluating each other's problem identification and possible solutions. In the third stage, the teacher facilitates student participation in solving the case. Teams are then required to present and defend their solution and implementation plan.

Program Context

 
Adv Cert Accounting & Finance Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This course is part of the ACAF cluster of course offerings.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to solve a multi-faceted accounting case by applying critical thinking and problem solving skills.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Assess the relevance of information in an accounting case.
  2. Explain the key issues in a multifaceted accounting case.
  3. Generate practical alternative solutions that address the key issues.
  4. Defend the selection of a specific solution to a case based on appropriate qualitative and quantitative criteria.
  5. Prepare an effective implementation plan for the chosen solution.
  6. Work constructively within a small group in generating practical solutions to business cases.
  7. Create solutions that can be adapted to respond to unexpected variations/changes to the case situation.
  8. Prepare a written analysis and recommendation for a case in appropriate business style and format.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS & ONLINE INSTRUCTION
 Quizzes8.0%
 Individual Case Preparation/Submissions (2 Cases randomly selected throughout the term, 2 at 3%)6.0%
 Small Group Contribution (in class)6.0%
 Student Class Discussion Contribution in weekly class6.0%
 Individual Case Assignments to be handed in (1 at 3% & 1 at 5%)8.0%
 Small Group Problem and Implementation Plan defense6.0%
 Midterm25.0%
 Cumulative Final Exam35.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
All graded evaluations (i.e., projects, assignments, tests, exams, etc.) must be completed according to the schedule of dates specified by the instructor. Students unable to attend an exam or test will be allowed to defer the exam or test if such a request is made in advance of the scheduled exam or test date and the reason for absence is acceptable to the instructor.



Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Assignments (5)30.0%
 Midterm Examination30.0%
 Comprehensive Final Examination40.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
All graded evaluations (i.e., projects, assignments, tests, exams, etc.) must be completed according to the schedule of dates specified by the instructor. Students unable to attend an exam or test will be allowed to defer the exam or test if such a request is made in advance of the scheduled exam or test date and the reason for absence is acceptable to the instructor.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
Online N/A Online Students
In-class & Online Instruction N/A Blended Students

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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