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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019

Accounting Major, BS


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Program Description
The major in accounting prepares students for careers in the accounting field. Students will acquire the skills necessary to obtain entry level positions within the accounting profession. The program of study also provides an appropriate background for graduate study in business and accounting, and satisfies educational requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination.
 
In addition, students may want to combine Accounting with other programs of study. For example, students may want to combine Accounting with Management Information Systems or Finance. Double majors exist to meet the needs of these students.

Accounting students may participate in the Alpha Epsilon Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). This organization is designed to give accounting majors a professional focus outside the classroom. Qualified accounting students may also participate in Beta Alpha Psi, a national business and financial information fraternity.
 
Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will be able to apply and communicate knowledge gained to real world settings;
  2. Students will be able to apply technical and professional judgment related to ongoing issues and practices in the accounting profession; and
  3. Students will be able to apply technical and professional judgment related to emerging issues in the accounting profession.
Major Requirements
Students majoring in Accounting must satisfy the General Education requirements, complete the Business Core and take 27 hours of Accounting or related courses (21 credit required hours plus six hours of approved electives).  All Accounting and Business Core classes require a grade of C- or better.

Foundation Courses (Business Core - 27 semester hours; Business Core/General Education - 18 semester hours)

Prerequisites for Major

ACC 2316 - Priniciples of Financial Accounting
ACC 2317 - Priniciples of Managerial Accounting
 
 
Accounting Breadth Courses (18 hours)
ACC 3314 - Income Tax Accounting I
ACC 3316 - Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 3317 - Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 3319 - Cost Accounting
ACC 3322 - Accounting Information Systems
ACC 4327 - Consolidation and Not-for-Profit Accounting
 

Tracks

ACC Depth Area - Public Accounting Concentration (9 semester hours)
ACC 4321 - Auditing
ACC 4328 - Global and Ethical Issues in Accounting
 
Plus one of the following approved electives:
ACC 3391 - Accounting Internship
ACC 4329 - Comprehensive Accounting Review
BLA 2327 - Business Law II
 
ACC Depth Area - Corporate Concentration (9 semester hours)
ACC 4321 -  Auditing
 
Plus two of the following approved electives:
ACC 3330 - Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation
ACC 3391 - Accounting Internship
ACC 4319 - Advanced Cost Accounting
MGT 3324 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MGT 4339 - Quality Management and Control
 
ACC Depth Area - Information Systems Concentration (9 semester hours)
ACC 4321 - Auditing
 
Plus two of the following approved electives:
MIS 2350 - Business Intelligence Concepts
MIS 3330 - Information Systems Concepts
MIS 3380 - File Structures and Database Operations
 
Note: Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam should take BLA 2327 as an elective.
 
Sequential Nature of the Accounting Program
In order to successfully complete the accounting major in four years, students should complete the principles of Financial Accounting & Principles of Managerial Accounting courses in the business core before beginning the junior year, as most courses in the accounting major are taught once per year.

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