MOS 1023b - Introduction to MOS II
Course Outline: Section 001 and 002 / Winter 2013
1.1. Class Location and Time:
Section 001 Section 002
Room - HSB 40 Room - HSB 40
Time - Wednesdays 7:00pm to 10:00 pm Time - Thursdays 7:00pm to 10:00
1.2. Instructor: Maria Ferraro
Office: Social Science Room 4422
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:30pm to 2:00pm and Thursdays 1:30 pm to
3:00pm or by appointment
Phone: 661-2111 x82667
Email: [email protected]
Website Address: https://owl.uwo.ca/portal
DAN Management and Organizational Studies strives at all times to provide accessibility to
all faculty, staff, students and visitors in a way that respects the dignity and independence
of people with disabilities. Please contact the course instructor if you require material in an
alternate format or if you require any other arrangements to make this course more
accessible to you. You may also wish to contact Services for Students with Disabilities
(SSD) at 519-661-2111 ext 82147 for any specific question regarding an accommodation.
More information about “Accessibility at Western” is available at: http://accessibility.uwo.ca
2.1. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a broad understanding
of the fields of accounting and corporate finance. The course consists of two
modules: accounting and corporate finance. The accounting module introduces
students to broad accounting concepts from financial and managerial accounting,
provides them information about various accounting designations and explains
prospective job markets. The corporate finance module discusses how financial
markets work and how corporate managers use these markets to create and sustain
value. Overall, this course is designed to enhance student comprehension of
accounting and corporate finance by discussing fundamental principles and theories
in light of evidence-based management.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course
2.2. Antirequisite(s): None
2.3. Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in MOS
2.4. Senate Regulations state, “unless you have either the requisites for this
course or written special permission from your Dean to enroll in it, you will be removed from this course and it will be deleted from your record. This decision may
not be appealed. You will receive no adjustment to your fees in the event that you
are dropped from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites.”
Publisher: Wiley ISBN-1118119193
Evaluation Percentage of Course
Exam #1– Accounting 37.5%
Exam #2 - Finance 37.5%
Quizzes ([email protected]
Exams are in multiple choice and true/false format. Each exam, in total, will be scheduled
for 2 hours, consist of 80 questions, and are closed book examinations. Dictionaries
are NOT allowed into the examinations.
Students are responsible for material covered in the lectures as well as the assigned
chapters/sections in the text. Exams 1 will be in class time on Wednesday March 6, 2013
for section 001 and Thursday March 7, 2013 for section 002. The second exam will be
scheduled during the exam period. Exams will not be returned to students but may be
reviewed in the instructor’s office.
Students are REQUIRED TO WRITE BOTH EXAMS. There are no exceptions to this. Extra
assignments to improve grades will NOT be allowed.
Exams will be scored using the program Scan Exam which examines the answer sheets for
unusual coincidences in the pattern of answers given which may be indicative and used as
supporting evidence of cheating.
Grades will not be adjusted on the basis of need. It is important to monitor your
performance in the course. Remember: You are responsible for your grades in this course.
Regular attendance is a key to the success of this course. Students have the opportunity to
earn 10% of their grade by attending lectures and responding to questions.
Students may purchase a subscription to MonocleCAT. MonocleCAT is a web-based
system that allows immediate interactive feedback and graphical simulations, to both aid
and assess understanding of the course material. MonocleCAT feedback, questions and
simulations are launched on demand by the professor during class. Students can
participate using their laptops, ipods, smartphones, and cell-phones.
MonocleCAT is licensed by student subscription, with unlimited courses per student. (A
student can access all of their courses using the system throughout the subscription term,
with a single subscription.) Subscription keys are available at the university bookstore or
directly on the Top Hat Monocle website at http://www.tophatmonocle.com/register/.
Students must be registered in Tophat by Wednesday January 16, 2013. Students
who do not register by this date will automatically have the 10% allocated to Exams 1 and 2 .
Note – Grades are either entirely based on class participation or allocated to the
exams. Students will not be able to change their method of evaluation during
the term . Students registered in Tophat may have grades lost to missed classes only if
appropriate documentation is received.
Important: Having another student submit responses on your behalf is considered
cheating. See section 7 in outline for information regarding academic misconduct.
There will be a 4 day window for students to log on to WebCT and complete each quiz.
Dates and times will be posted on https://owl.uwo.ca/portal. There are 10 multiple choice
or true/false questions per quiz and a 15 minute time limit once a student begins the
assessment. There will be NO make ups for quizzes not completed in the assigned time
5.Lecture and Examination Schedule
See Lecture Schedule posted on owl.uwo.ca for lecture topics and assigned
6.University Policy Regarding Illness
The University recognizes that a student’s ability to meet his/her academic
responsibilities may, on occasion, be impaired by medical illness. Illness may be
acute (short term), or it may be chronic (long term), or chronic with acute episodes.
The University further recognizes that medical situations are deeply personal and
respects the need for privacy and confidentiality in these matters. However, in
order to ensure fairness and consistency for all students, academic
accommodation for work representing 10% or more of the student’s
overall grade in the course shall be granted only in those cases where
there is documentation supplied (see below for process) indicating that
the student was seriously affected by illness and could not reasonably be
expected to meet his/her academic responsibilities.
Documentation shall be submitted, as soon as possible, to the appropriate
Dean’s office (the Office of the Dean of the student’s Faculty of
registration/home Faculty) together with a request for relief specifying the
nature of the accommodation being requested. These documents will be
retained in the student’s file, and will be held in confidence in accordance with the
Once the petition and supporting documents have been received and
assessed, appropriate academic accommodation shall be determined by
the Dean’s Office in consultation with the student’s instructor(s). Academic
accommodation may include extension of deadlines, waiver of attendance
requirements for classes/labs/tutorials, arranging Special Exams or Incompletes, re-
weighting course requirements, or granting late withdrawals without academic
Academic accommodation shall be granted only where the documentation
indicates that the onset, duration and severity of the illness are such that
the student could not reasonably be expected to complete his/her academic responsibilities. (Note: it will not be sufficient to provide
documentation indicating simply that the student was seen for a medical
reason or was ill.)
A form to be completed by off-campus physicians is available at:
Whenever possible, students who require academic accommodation should provide
notification and documentation in advance of due dates, examinations, etc.
Students must follow up with their professors and their Academic Counselling office
in a timely manner.
In the case of a final examination in the course, the student must arrange for a
Special Examination or Incomplet