The accounting major prepares students to become professional accountants and begin careers in large or small businesses, public accounting, government or private practice. The accounting program has a practical orientation, and accounting majors examine, in depth, the contemporary accounting systems that are used to fulfill the information needs of shareholders, managers, taxing authorities and others. All accounting majors gain hands-on, real-world accounting experience as interns. Accounting majors are encouraged to pursue one or more professional accounting certificates (CPA, CMA, CFM, CIA, CFE) after graduation.
In addition to satisfying all University Core Curriculum requirements, accounting majors must complete the following courses:
Business Core requirements (14 courses):
|ACCTG||201||Accounting I: Financial|
|ACCTG||202||Accounting II: Managerial|
|BUSN||305||Legal Environment of Business I|
|CIS||102||Computer Applications in Business|
|CIS||105||Spreadsheets, Database and Project Management|
|ECON||101||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|ECON||102||Principles of Microeconomics|
** This requirement may also be fulfilled by BUSN 210 – Business Statistics. Students who complete a Core Concentration in Psychology may substitute PSYCH 240 Quantitative Analysis for the MATH 124 requirement.
International Dimension Course:
In order to insure that School of Business graduates have taken coursework focusing on the global business environment, all business majors are required to take at least one of the following courses:
|ECON||330||Economics of Developing Countries|
|IB||301||International Business: European Union|
|MGMT||355||International Organizational Behavior|
This requirement is waived for students who have had a study-abroad experience for which the student earned 3 or more college-level credit hours.
Accounting Degree Required Courses:
|ACCTG||304||Intermediate Accounting I|
|ACCTG||305||Intermediate Accounting II|
|ACCTG||308||Federal Income Tax I: Individual|
|ACCTG||309||Federal Income Tax II: Partnerships and Corporations|
|ACCTG||469||COOP in Accounting|
|One 300/400 level Accounting (ACCTG) elective|