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American University of Madaba

Faculty of Business & Finance


Department of Accounting
Course Syllabus
AUM Semester 20

1. Course Specifics

Course Title Contemporary Accounting Issues


Course Number: 501322
Course Prerequisite(s)
Course Co-requisite(s) N/A
Credit Hours Lecture: 3 CH - Lab: 0 CH
Lecture Days & Time T & T 10:00-11:30
Class Location
Course Instructor/s Naseem Smairat
Syllabus Approved by:
b. Academic Committee Accounting Department
a. Department Chair Dr. Osama Jaara

2. Academic Staff Specifics


Name Academic Office Number, Location Office Hours E-mail Address
Rank and Tel. Ext.
Naseem Smairat Lecturer M&W 10:00-11:30 n.smairat@aum.edu.jo
BA- F 8, ext.5425 T&T 11:30-1:00,

3. Course Components

Resources:
Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Wiley
Rankin, Stanton, McGowan, Ferlauto, Tilling

Assessment Instruments
Mark
%30 Midterm

10% Quizzes, Homework and Participation


20% Project
40% Final Exam
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American University of Madaba
Faculty of Business & Finance
Department of Accounting
Course Syllabus
AUM Semester 20

100% Total

Course Academic Calendar

Basic and support material to be covered Homework/reports and


Weeks their due dates
Week 1: 1 to 7
Ch 7: Corporate governance

Week 2: 1 to 7
Ch 7:Corporate governance
Week 3: Ch 8: Capital Market research 1 to 16

Week 4: Ch 8: Capital Market research 1 to 16

Week 5: * CH 9: Earning Management 1 to 15

Week 6: * CH 9: Earning Management 1 to 15


Week 7: Ch 10: Fair Value Accounting 1 to 15

Week 8: Ch 10: Fair Value Accounting 1 to 15

Week 9: Ch 11: Sustainability and environmental 1 to 13

accounting
Week 10: Ch 11: Sustainability and environmental 1 to 13

accounting
Week 11: Ch 12: International Accounting 1 to 11

Week 12: Ch 12: International Accounting 1 to 11

Week 13: Ch 13 Corporate Failure 1 to 16

Week 14: Ch 13: Corporate Failure 1 to 16

Week 15: Presentation of Projects


Week 16: Final Exam

- The participation mark includes quizzes and homework assignments.

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American University of Madaba
Faculty of Business & Finance
Department of Accounting
Course Syllabus
AUM Semester 20

- Homework and assignments will be specified in the due course, and will be different across
different groups
Course Policies

Course Policies
University regulations applied to this course regarding class attendance, punctuality, exams, late
submissions, absence with permission, penalties for cheating, and policies for assignments and
projects, if any. Students should be aware of all those in addition to other rules and regulations
stated and described in the student’s handbook.

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