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Stories We Tell Course Pairing

Financial Accounting (AC 201)

Focuses on introducing financial accounting which provides information for decision makers outside the entity primarily by means of general-purpose financial statements. Students acquire a basic knowledge of the language of business. Topics include the application of accounting theory and generally accepted accounting principles to business transactions encountered by corporations during the accounting cycle.

Faculty Biography

Professor Michael Bender - After spending 40+ years in public accounting, Michael Bender has many stories that I hope will make the material in Financial Accounting a bit easier to understand and apply.  He looks forward to working with you!

Data Analytics and Information Systems: Telling Stories with Data (IS 251)

Students examine the strategic role of information systems in organizations and the integration of data analytics into business activities enabling quality, timeliness, and competitive advantage. They are immersed in the collection, exploration, visualization and application of data to make informed business decisions. Students apply database, spreadsheet, and visualization skills to solve real world business challenges. Students develop a real-world data visualization project relatable to a business application of real world data.

Faculty Biography

Professor Paul Tallon - As an IT professor with many years of experience, first as a Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent) and Systems Auditor during the 1990s with the international IT and Accounting organization PricewaterhouseCoopers in NYC and Dublin, Ireland, and later as an IT consultant with the International Trade Center, Geneva, Switzerland (part of the World Trade Organization and a division of the United Nations) and more recently as a visiting IT researcher at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Professor Paul Tallon has developed a deep base of real world knowledge around the use of IT in organizations. Prof. Tallon is a first generation college graduate from a small Irish farming community. He completed undergraduate and Masters degrees at University College Dublin, Ireland, followed by a Ph.D. in IT at the Merage School of Business at the University of California Irvine (UCI) in 2000. After working at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College for seven years (2001-2008), he moved in 2008 to the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland where he is now a full professor in the department of Information Systems, Law, and Operations (ISLO).

Mentor Biography

Laura Kuhns joined Loyola in June of 2022 and currently works in the Office of Student Engagement. Her current position focuses on furthering students' knowledge and skills in leadership at Loyola and beyond graduation. She is originally from eastern Pennsylvania where she obtained her Bachelor of Communication at Millersville University and Master of Higher Education at DeSales University but looks forward to building her future in Baltimore!

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This course pairing is highly recommended for students who aim to major in accounting and who would like to take the CPA exam in the future. It is also recommended for students considering a major in the Sellinger School of Business. For all other majors, these courses will count as electives.