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Presents certain structured methodologies to improve the professional's effectiveness in the research of relevant accounting issues, the application of research findings to transaction fact patterns, and the evaluation and communication of those results in a concise and logical manner to a reader. Incorporates real-world examples dealing with the more complex issues in accounting today. Assignments will emphasize identifying the pertinent facts, reviewing and assessing alternative answers, and understanding the concepts behind the applicable accounting rules and principles, to arrive at a conclusion that is fully supportable. The course will consist primarily of relevant real-world case studies and the student's preparation of technical research memoranda.