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Graduate Record 2005-2006 
Graduate Record 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

GCOM 741 - Research, Analysis, Writing, and Communication

This course is designed to equip students with the special investigative skills, and the technical tools, techniques, and insights required to analyze, interpret, summarize, and present complex financial, tax, accounting, and business related issues in a manner that is both understandable and supported by documentary evidence. This course has been designed to expose students to the various statutory, administrative, and judicial sources of the tax law. Case studies are used throughout the course to assist students in developing and refining their proficiency in identifying issues, locating and interpreting pertinent authority, and effectively and professionally communicating their conclusions. Students learn how to use several commercially available research tools (LEXIS/NEXIS, RIA CheckPoint, etc.), analytical tools (e.g., financial modeling tools and simulation tools), and presentation tools more creatively, more efficiently, and more effectively. This course will assist students in developing and refining problem recognition skills and analytical and legal reasoning abilities. It places considerable emphasis on the development and refinement of effective oral and written communication skills. The course contains short modules on tax procedure, leadership, teamwork, and business ethics.

Credits: 4