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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

About the Course

2 videos (Total 6 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Update Your Profile10m
Build a Learning Community with Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
3 hours to complete

Module 1 Foundations: Professional, Professions, Professional Responsibility

6 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
6 videos
What is a Profession?3m
Professional Responsibility4m
Professional Responsibility: Interview with Gretchen Winter7m
3 readings
Module 1 Overview and Resources10m
CPA Profession Exploration Exercise1h
CPA Profession Exploration Exercise Guide10m
7 practice exercises
Lesson 1.1 Knowledge Check1m
Lesson 1.2 Knowledge Check1m
Lesson 1.3 Knowledge Check1m
Lesson 1.4 Knowledge Check1m
Lesson 1.5 Knowledge Check1m
Lesson 1.6 Knowledge Check1m
Module 1 Quiz1h
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Module 2 Foundations Part II: Values and Ethics

7 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 9 quizzes
7 videos
Values Conflicts4m
Revealing Values & How We Learn Values3m
What Are Ethics?4m
More About Ethics6m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview and Resources10m
Ethics Unwrapped Videos10m
9 practice exercises
Lesson 2.1 Knowledge Check1m
Lesson 2.2 Knowledge Check1m
Lesson 2.3 Knowledge Quiz1m
Lesson 2.4 Knowledge Check1m
Lesson 2.5 Knowledge Check1m
Lesson 2.6 Knowledge Check2m
Lesson 2.7 Knowledge Check3m
Lesson 2.8 Knowledge Check7m
Module 2 Quiz1h 30m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Module 3 Debate: The Purpose of Business

8 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
8 videos
Adam Smith II: Compassionate and Ethical Self-Interest4m
Meet the Business Owners - Part 27m
Who Does Corporate Management Serve5m
Defense of Publically Motivated Corporate Actions4m
The Moral Obligation to Maximize Shareholder Wealth3m
1 reading
Module 3 Overview and Resources10m
7 practice exercises
Lesson 3.1 Knowledge Check1m
Lesson 3.3 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.4 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.6 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.7 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.8 Knowledge Check30m
Module 3 Quiz1h
Week
4
8 hours to complete

Module 4 Corporate Governance: Laws, Regulators, Boards of Directors, Codes of Ethics, Ethical Culture

12 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 11 quizzes
12 videos
A Different View of Corporate Governance2m
Proactive Frameworks of Corporate Governance2m
Board of Directors3m
Board Committees5m
Ethics & Compliance Programs2m
Codes of Ethics3m
Code and Program Effectiveness2m
A Conversation with Jeff Lowenstein5m
A Conversation Continued5m
1 reading
Module 4 Overview and Resources10m
11 practice exercises
Lesson 4.1 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.2 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.3 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.4 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.5 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.6 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.7 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.8 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.9 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.10 Knowledge Check30m
Module 4 Quiz1h 30m

Instructor

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Susan Curtis

Lecturer of Accountancy
Gies College of Business

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