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Management and Organizational Studies
Course Code
MOS 1023A/B
Maria Ferraro

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Faculty of
Social Science
MOS 1023b - Introduction to MOS II
Course Outline: Section 001 and 002 / Winter 2013
1. Course Information:
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
Website Address:
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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.
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2. Calendar Description
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

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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.”
3. Textbook
Custom Text
Publisher: Wiley ISBN-1118119193
4. Evaluation
Evaluation Percentage of Course
Exam #1– Accounting 37.5%
Exam #2 - Finance 37.5%
Participation** 10%
Quizzes (10@1.5%) 15%
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.
**Participation (10%)
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 .
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
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