Accounting

At RWU, our Accounting program is all about the practical knowledge you need to become a professional accountant. Students take an in-depth look at contemporary accounting systems used to analyze, interpret and communicate financial information to clients and stakeholders. Combined with real-world internship experience, you’ll be prepared to pursue a professional accounting certificate (such as the CPA) after graduation.

The Accounting Major

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The Accounting Major

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. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS In addition to satisfying all University Core Curriculum and Business Core requirements, accounting majors must complete the following courses:

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to satisfying all University Core Curriculum and Business Core requirements, accounting majors must complete the following courses:
ACCTG304Intermediate Accounting I 
ACCTG305Intermediate Accounting II 
ACCTG308Federal Income Tax I: Individual 
ACCTG309Federal Income Tax II: Partnerships and Corporations 
ACCTG334Cost Accounting 
ACCTG405Auditing 
ACCTG406Advanced Accounting 
ACCTG469COOP in Accounting 
One 300/400 level Accounting (ACCTG) elective

 

The Accounting Minor

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The Accounting Minor

The Accounting minor is a specialized concentration in the technical area of accounting. After gaining competence in the fundamentals of financial accounting and financial management, students can select from a variety of elective courses that focus either on the accounting information used in external reports to shareholders or the accounting information used to facilitate decision making within organizations.

Requirements

ACCTG201Financial Accounting 
ACCTG202Managerial Accounting 
*ACCTG304Intermediate Accounting 
And three additional 300 or 400 level Accounting (ACCTG) courses (excluding ACCTG 429 Community Partnerships Center Accounting Studies and ACCTG 469 Accounting Internship/COOP).

*Prerequisite requirement must be met prior to enrolling in this course.