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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalogue

Accounting


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The accounting degree provides excellent preparation for entry into the business world. Critical Thinking skills developed lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities.  Our students who choose to take the CPA Exam pass at a rate higher than the national average.  For those students not wishing to pursue public accounting, the employment opportunities that exist include, but are not limited to: Internal Audit, Corporate Accounting (including Cost Accounting), Governmental Organizations (including cities and towns and the IRS and FBI), Nonprofit Accounting and roles in a wide variety of functional areas in organizations. Additionally, Accounting students have done well receiving coveted positions in Corporate Financial Management Development Programs.   Many of our students go on to graduate school for a Master of Science in Accounting, Taxation or a Master of Business Administration.

 

Requirements for the Accounting major:  Principles of Microeconomics (EC141), Business Statistics (BU121), Financial and Cost Accounting (AC111, AC112), Intermediate Accounting I and II (AC211 and AC212), Federal Taxation (AC213), Financial Management (FI261), Auditing (AC313) and Business Law (BU321).

Course Sequence for the Accounting Major:


Sophomore Year:


Accounting majors will take Intermediate Accounting I and II, Microeconomics and Statistics.  Depending on their initial placement they may be finishing their language requirement.  The remainder of their courses will be college core requirements.

Junior Year:


Accounting majors will take Federal Taxation I, Business Law, and Financial Management.  They may take Auditing, which is offered every other year.  The remainder of their courses will be college core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s).

Senior Year:


If accounting majors did not take Auditing in their Junior year, they will take it in their senior year.  Advanced Accounting is strongly recommended senior year.  The remainder of their courses will be college core requirements or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s).

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