ACC 151 is an introductory course offered through the Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Students taking this course should have an average grade of “B” or better in high school math courses and be recommended by their high school math or business instructor.

ACC 151 introduces the student to financial accounting concepts that aid entrepreneurs, managers, investors, and creditors in planning, operating, and analyzing a business. Emphasis in this course is on the interpretation of financial statements.

In addition to the use of a traditional textbook, lectures, quizzes, and exams to deliver basic accounting skills, students are required to complete a comprehensive project that demonstrates their ability to analyze the financial statements of publicly traded companies and make an informed investment decision based on the analysis.

By the end of the course, students will understand the basic accounting information system, have the ability to read and understand a set of basic financial statements, have an awareness of the current issues in financial accounting and the impact of these issues on organizational stakeholders, and understand career opportunities available to accounting graduates.