So this week is when most of us “MAccers” get to register for our courses for next quarter. (Quick funny story about “MAccers” – I had a friend text his roommate to say that he was watching the game with a group of us “MAccers” and since he is not in the MAcc program, he had no idea what that meant and apparently he actually tried to Google the term “MAccers” to no avail… haha, probably one of the only things out there that Google can’t answer, for now).
Anyways, back to the topic at hand. Since I’ll be registering for courses this week, I thought any potential students reading this blog might like to hear some of the courses we have at our disposal. For winter quarter, I only have to take one required course called “Foundations of Accounting” with Professor Arya, and even if it were not required, I would definitely want to take this course. The topic sounds very interesting, but to be honest, I am really looking forward to working with Professor Arya. When I came and visited the Fisher College of Business, I had the opportunity to sit in on one of Professor Arya’s courses, and I was extremely impressed. I’ll have to blog about how I like the course next quarter.
Aside from Foundations of Accounting, here are the other courses I am debating:
-Financial Spreadsheet in Excel Modeling
-Business Tax and Tax Planning
Derivatives and International Finance are both Finance courses, and I am considering those because I have heard that finance knowledge is a great thing to have when going into auditing for a public accounting firm. The fraud class is a clear choice for auditors as well. The Excel Modeling course, despite any predisposed notions about excel, actually sounds like a really useful course and all the alumni that I’ve asked have highly recommended this course. The Business Tax course sounds like a good way to get in some solid tax knowledge (which will be useful for my final section of the CPA exam, Regulation), and in general, I’ve heard the Managerial Negotiations class is an enjoyable course. I’ve also heard great things about the professors for all of these courses, so that is another factor in my decision process.
It’s going to be a tough choice, but regardless of which 3 of the above I choose, I know I won’t be disappointed. I will also have the option to take maybe one or two of these in the spring quarter, so maybe if I don’t take them now, it won’t be my last chance.
Until next time,