Bookkeeping and Introduction to Accounting for Management

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Bookkeeping and Introduction to Accounting for Management

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Business Administration

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Formerly ACCT105

    Formerly "Bookkeeping, Accounting & Inventory for Retail"

    This course introduces you to the basic concepts of accounting that are necessary to run any
    business and help you better understand the concepts of finance, economics, management and

    After this course, you should be able to:
    • Understand why accounting is important
    • Understand the recoding process
    • Adjust accounts
    • Complete the Accounting Cycle

    Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

    Chapter 1:
    • Identify the activities and users associated with accounting.
    • Explain the building blocks of accounting: ethics, principles, and assumptions.
    • State the accounting equation, and define its components.
    • Analyze the effects of business transactions on the accounting equation.
    • Describe the four financial statements and how they are prepared.

    Chapter 2:
    • Describe how accounts, debits, and credits are used to record business transactions.
    • Indicate how a journal is used in the recording process.
    • Explain how a ledger and posting help in the recording process.
    • Prepare a trial balance.

    Chapter 3:
    • Explain the accrual basis of accounting and the reasons for adjusting entries.
    • Prepare adjusting entries for deferrals.
    • Prepare adjusting entries for accruals.
    • Describe the nature and purpose of an adjusted trial balance.

    Chapter 4:
    • Prepare a worksheet.
    • Prepare closing entries and a post-closing trial balance.
    • Explain the steps in the accounting cycle and how to prepare correcting entries.
    • Identify the sections of a classified balance sheet.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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