Minor Deepening Minor: Accounting Skills
- Verdiepende minor
The back end of the accounting process aims at management accounting and financial accounting. The front end of the accounting process deals with the accounting information system and the recording of transactions within this system in order to provide reliable and relevant accounting information. The minor Accounting Skills focuses on the techniques that are used to make these recordings. This course is designed to help you develop a profound understanding of the techniques underlying the accounting process in order to apply them in practical situations. We believe that a focus on techniques and their applications may be exactly what you need to complement your, often quite theoretical, academic studies.
In this course students will gain an in-depth understanding of essential accounting techniques by being actively involved in the accounting process of different types of business entities. More specifically, after following this minor students should be able to:
- Prepare and use financial statements and other accounting reports.
- Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts that underpin accounting (e.g., double-entry bookkeeping, the accounting equation, assets, liabilities, equity, accrual accounting, measurement, reliability, relevance).
- Use accounting techniques (e.g., the accounting cycle, source documents, T-accounts, the chart of accounts, general ledger, trial balance, worksheets, financial statements, budgets) for the accounting purposes of different types of business entities (service, merchandising and manufacturing business).
- Understand the role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and use an ERP system .
- Use accounting techniques to explore complex business transactions of multi-corporate entities (e.g., consolidation techniques).
This minor is a pre-requisite for post-master education in accounting (i.e., Register Accountant).
Students should have a good command (both oral and written) of the English language.
All RSM minors have mandatory attendance.
Lectures and tutorials.
- Heintz, J.A., and R.W. Parry. College Accounting. 21th ed., Cengage Learning, 2014. ISBN-13: 9781285059556
- Content from Navigating Accounting. G. Peter & Carolyn R. Wilson, © 1991-2018 NavAcc LLC. (see Canvas for exact links)
- Any additional literature provided in Canvas documents
Method of examination
Assignments, projects and written test.
Composition final grade
The final grade consists of the following elements:
- Written closed-book test (80%). The written test consists of open questions.
- Assignments, projects and participation during lectures and tutorials (20%).
To pass this course the written closed book test grade has to be at least 4.5. There is no minimum grade requirement for assignments, projects, and participation. To pass this course the final grade has to be at least 5.5. There is a resit for the written closed book test but not for the assignments, projects and participation.
Face-to-face and online feedback.
- Verdiepende minor
- Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
- Studiepunten (ECTS)
- Campus Woudestein, Rotterdam