Required

This course requires two textbooks.  McGraw-Hill Connect is required for the Louwers et al. (2018) textbook; it will be used for homework, bonuses, and exams.  Printed copies of these texts are not required.  McGraw-Hill Connect is NOT required for Mintz & Morris (2014).

Mintz, S. & Morris, R. (2014). Ethical obligations and decision making in accounting: text and cases. New York: McGraw Hill.  978-0-07-786221-3, www.mhhe.com/mintz3e

Louwers, T. J., Blay, A. D., Sinason, D. H., Strawser, J. R., & Thibodeau, J. C. (2018). Auditing & assurance services (Seventh edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education. 9781259573286, https://www.mheducation.com/highered/product/auditing-assurance-services-louwers-blay/M9781259573286.html

Optional Books

This course helps students to develop written and oral communication competencies.  Your grade will reflect your ability to communicate.  An excellent resource for professional accountants is May, C. A., & May, G. S. (2009). Effective Writing: A Handbook for Accountants (8th ed). Pearson Prentice Hall.  This book has been updated several times, and there are thousands of copies in circulation.  You can buy one used for under $10.

One popular method for considering business ethics is “Giving Voice to Values”.  If you are interested in becoming a better accountant who is less susceptible to unethical behavior, you may find the following to be helpful: Gentile, M. C. (2010). Giving Voice to Values: How to speak your mind when you know what’s right. Yale University Press.