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Spring 2014 Financial Accounting (4 units)

Section 4191     Begins:  1/21/2014    Ends:  5/23/2014

Course Description

This course will focus on the use of accounting information by managers in making internal decisions relating to product costing, pricing, cost differential analysis and control, budgeting and responsibility reporting.

  • Instructor:  Gary Gray
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information:
    • The course used the Warren and Reeve 12th edition Financial and Managerial Accounting e-text
      • From either the bookstore or the Cengage website you need to purchase the e-text with Aplia access card.
      • There is no paper based text for the course.
      • You may either purchase the access card and e-text at the bookstore prior to the semester, or directly from the publisher on the first day of the semester using the information found in the publisher site:
      • The book is approximately $200 but you will use it for both BUS200 and BUS201.
  • Syllabus in PDF format
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 16 hours per week, per unit reading, writing, completing online activities, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class.
  • Assignments & Tests: Discussion forums will be conducted within the Etudes system, assignments, tests, and activities will be conducted using the textbook Aplia system.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.  BUS200 covers the first 15 chapters of the text and BUS201 covers chapter 16 through the end of the text.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at

Log-in ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
    Jose A. Garcia
    Student ID: 1021945
    Username = joga21945

Default Password: Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

You will be prompted to create a "strong" password, if you are a returning student use the same password you previously created.