Effective 5/22/14 Focuses on the management and strategic planning context of financial information and its communication by accountants. This focus will include development of quantitative analysis concepts, technology concepts and communications skills required of a professional accountant. The context topics for consideration include strategic planning, supply chains, production, channels of distribution and target markets, with appropriate exposure to the international dimensions of these areas. The quantitative and technology concepts addressed include optimization, forecasting, sampling and statistical inference. A significant portion of the class will be devoted to developing communication and analytical skills based upon the course's subject matter.