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School of Continuing Studies

XCPD-680 Cost Management and Internal Controls

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In this course participants will be introduced to the concepts and policies foundational to developing and overseeing an organization's internal control process. Participants will discuss the role that management can take to successfully develop and maintain robust systems of internal controls. Course participants will gain a thorough understanding of the internal control theory, the COSO financial controls framework, and compliance regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Using case studies, students will evaluate a variety of internal control systems to identify and critique strengths and vulnerabilities, determine the cause of control weaknesses, and implement solutions.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts and policies foundational to developing and overseeing an organization’s internal control process.
  • Discuss basic concepts of internal control theory, the COSO financial controls framework, and compliance regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Critique an internal control system and provide recommendations for improvements.

Experts

James R. Dalkin is a lecturer in accounting and finance and co-creator of the Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate program at Georgetown University. In addition, Professor Dalkin has developed a number of seminars on real estate investing which he has instructed through the University. ...