Instructor: Dr. Yousef Jahamani, CPA

Office: Howard Jordan 211                                              

Phone :  (912) 353-2846                                                        

Fax      : (912) 353-3184

E-mail:   jahmaniy@savannahstate.edu

Office Hours:             08:00-09:30 am, 10:45-12:30 pm 1:45-2:15pm T& R          

                  (Other times are available by appointment)


                              Section 1:  012:30-1:45 pm  Howard Jordan 223A

NOTE: Policies and procedures in this syllabus are subject to change. Students will be informed of any changes.


Required Material

Sawyers, Jackson, and Jenkins, Managerial ACCT2, South-Western, (ISBN: 978-1-111-82260-6)



Students who are enrolled in ACCT 2102 are advised with this notice that they must have a grade of C or better in ACCT 2101, prior to enrollment in this course.  With your continued presence on the official roll on August 17, 2012, you are certifying that you have satisfactorily completed all of the required prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course.  Students further acknowledge that, should the instructor, or the administration, subsequently determine, at any time hereafter, that this certification is incorrect, violator(s) will be subject to administrative withdrawal from this course.  Should such administrative withdrawal occur, after the official date to withdraw without a grade penalty, the grade assigned will be a “WF”.  Should the violation not be discovered until after a final grade is reported, the student by his or her continued presence on the official roll as of August 17, 2012, acknowledges that the reported grade is authorized to be changed, at any time after discovery, to a grade of “WF”.


Course Description

This course emphasizes the use of accounting data within an organization to support the managerial functions of planning, control, and decision-making. These are necessary functions within any organization and so the importance of an understanding of managerial accounting for all students of management cannot be overemphasized. The benefit that you can derive from this course will be based on your commitment, enthusiasm, and willingness to participate and disciplined work during the semester.



Learning Objectives

The following are the overall learning objectives:





SSU eLearning Website

This course will use SSU eLearning system at http://www.savannahstate.edu. You will need to look up  your computer account user name in order to log in to E-Learning. (Your PAWS login will not work as the user name in E-Learning.) Your username and password for eLearning system can be found in the e-Learning login information under Current Students on the Savannah State University homepage. If you have found your username and password, then on the University Website do the following:


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Required Software

You must save a document in Microsoft Word or Excel format to submit your assignments. To view the online (PDF) version of the materials, you need to download and install Adobe® Reader® from the following website: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html


Required Operating System and Browser



Student Responsibilities

1. Attendance: Attendance for the entire class period is mandatory for all students. Accounting courses are problem oriented and require review and reinforcement that can only be achieved through attendance in class. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class. If you are very ill, suffering from personal problems, have work conflicts, or anticipate other circumstances that prevent you from attending class regularly, please withdraw by the deadline. Coming late to class, except in exceptional circumstances will be considered a half absence. Students who are absent because of participation in approved University activities will be permitted to make up work missed during their absences, provided that no more than 15% of class hours per term are missed and that work is assigned for completion prior to the University sanctioned activity.


2. Resource Chapters: Class meetings will consist of mini lectures, problem solving, and class discussions. The amount and quality of a student’s advance preparation as well as participation in problem solving are key factors in determining his or her success. It is the student’s responsibility to read the chapters assigned before they are covered in class.


3. Homework: The Course Schedule contains a list of online assignments and times/dates to be completed as homework (1 hour duration). Timely completion of the online assignments is necessary to keep pace with the flow of the course work. The grade of each assignment will be reported at the Grade Book of Blackboard on real-time basis. It is your responsibility to see that your assignments are correctly submitted and graded. Unless students report any troubles with online assignment within 24 hours, no make-up assignment will be provided. No Exceptions.


4. Quizzes: To ensure that the concepts are being assimilated, multiple choice quizzes will be an integral part of the class structure. On-line quiz availability times/dates are listed in the Course Schedule (1 hour duration). Unless students report any troubles with online quiz within 24 hours, no make-up quiz will be provided. No Exceptions.


5. Examinations: Each exam is identified on the Course Schedule. All students are expected to take each exam when scheduled. The exams will be graded and returned in a timely basis. It is to your advantage to take all exams at their scheduled times. Only in the case of well-documented true emergency should an exam be missed. If a student knows in advance of an unavoidable and legitimate conflict with an exam, he or she may arrange to take the test in advance. Such arrangements must be made at least one week in advance of the exam date and written documentation of the conflict is required.


6. Computer Fluency: Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the World Wide Web, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.


7.  Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Savannah State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities, as required under federal law.  The purpose of disability accommodation is to provide equal access to the academic material and equal access to demonstrate mastery of the material.  Students with disabilities must meet all the academic requirements and standards of the class, including the attendance policy. If you have a disability and need accommodations, please contact Amelia Castilian-Moore, Coordinator of Disability Services at (912) 358-3115 or moorea@savannahstate.edu .  The Office of Counseling and Disability Services is located in King Frazier 233.  You will need to meet with Ms. Castilian-Moore, who can help you gather documentation of your disability or refer you to an appropriate resource for assessment.  Once documentation of the disability is gathered and approved, Ms. Castilian-Moore will provide you with an Accommodation Letter, detailing the appropriate, approved accommodations, which you should present to me so we can discuss and implement your accommodations.


8. Electronic Devices: Cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and computers are prohibited during examinations, unless specified. All Electronic Devices must be turned off during the exam period. That is, receiving a call in class is prohibited. Those found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to the consequences for academic dishonesty under the College of Business Administration Policy on Academic Dishonesty.


9. Academic Dishonesty: If academic dishonesty (as defined in the Code of Student Conduct) is established, then the minimum penalty for the offending student will be a grade of ZERO for the assignment (as per university policy).  However, students should be apprised that the instructor may well assign a penalty grade of F for the semester and request that the student be expelled from the university.  In all cases, students are apprised that all incidents of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Office of the Dean of the COBA, the COBA Student Services Office (for inclusion in the student’s academic record) and to the Vice President for Student Affairs.


10. Incomplete Policy: Students will not be given an incomplete grade in the course without sound reason and documented evidence as described in the Student Handbook. In any case, for a student to receive an incomplete, he or she must be passing and must have completed a significant portion of the course.


11. Appeals Policy: To appeal a grade, send an e-mail to your instructor within two weeks of the grade having been posted on the PAW (See the SSU calendar for the final grade due date). Overdue appeals will not be considered.


12. Instructor Help: If you are having trouble with the course, please contact me.  I will be glad to discuss the materials and expectations of the course with you, but don't wait until the last week of the semester to do so.  Remember that your instructor is an advocate for your learning so doesn't hesitate to send an e-mail or visit to the office whenever you need your instructor's help.



Students’ grades will reflect their overall class performance as measured by attendance, homework, and testing. Students will be required to demonstrate their learning through assignments and three exams (including a final exam). The final course grade will be computed as follows:


Exam 1                                                        100

Exam 2                                                        100

Exam 3                                                        100

Exam 4                                                        100

Quizzes                                                       100

Homework                                                 100

Total                                                             600


Your average can be computed by dividing your total grades by 6.


The final letter grade for the course is based on the following points:

              A = 1000-900    B = 899-800      C = 799-700      D = 699-600;     F = 599 and Below

The points will be final grades! There will be no rounding or curving.