Subject: Commerce
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Edwards School of Business
Department: Accounting


This course introduces students to the role that data analytics is plays in the modern practice of accounting. Students are first introduced to the different types of data that accountants have access to and would be useful for analysis purposes and are instructed on the manipulation of data into forms and variables useful for analytical purposes. The primary purpose of this class is to gain an understanding of the types of data that accountants perform analytics on, manipulating the raw data into variables to be analyzed, identifying what types of questions that existing data can answer, and presenting findings in language that clients and superiors understand.

Permission of the department is required.
Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.3 and COMM 210.3
Note: Students with credit for the COMM 398 topic in "Data Analytics for Accountants" will not receive credit for this course.

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