Bachelor of Accountancy

Program Objective

The purpose of the Bachelor of Accountancy (B.Acc.) program is to provide students with a well-rounded education in the arts and sciences, as well as technical and ethical skills relevant to the accounting discipline, in order to prepare them for success in the public, private, and not-for-profit economic sectors.

Learning Goals

The B.Acc. program has the following learning goals:

  • Graduates will be able to critically analyze business and accounting problems to make informed and technically appropriate decisions.
  • Graduates will exhibit ethical conduct in all their activities and be able to apply a values-laden method for making ethical decisions.
  • Graduates will be proficient in the use of information technology and able to provide accounting information that meets user needs.
  • Graduates will have the accounting background necessary to meet the education requirements for various professional examinations.
  • Graduates will be able to communicate business information effectively in order to assume leadership roles in their chosen professions.

Available Majors

All B.Acc. program students will graduate with a major in Accounting.

Accounting students may also complete a double major in any other desired program. The most common second major choice for accounting students is the B.B.A. program in Finance.

Accounting students who choose to pursue another business major as their double major may reduce their total courseload by counting LGST B200 "Business Law 1", ACCT B340 "Accounting Information Systems", and ACCT B410 "Strategic Cost Management" [required within the scope of the Accounting major] as fulfillment of the B.B.A. degree program equivalents of LGST B205 "Legal Environment of Business", MGT B250 "Management Information Systems", and ACCT B203 "Managerial Accounting for Decision Making , respectively.

Required Courses

The B.Acc. curriculum consists of 120 credit hours and has four parts:

  1. Common curriculum + non-business electives
  2. Business adjunct courses sequence
  3. Business core courses sequence
  4. Major requirements + business electives 

Curriculum Design

Common Curriculum

Course
Title
Credits
ENGL T122 Critical Reading + Writing 3
ENGL T125 Writing About Literature 3
HIST T122 World Civilization to 1650 3
HIST T124 World Civilization from 1650 3
PHIL T122 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL V252 Making Moral Decisions 3
RELS T122 Introduction to World Religions 3
RELS U### or V### Religious Studies Electives (2) 6
BIOL / CHEM / PHYS Natural Science Elective (1) 3
MUGN / VISA / DRAM Fine Arts Elective (1) 3
  Non-Business Elective (1) 3

Business Adjunct Courses

Course
Title
Credits
BA B415 Business Ethics 3
DECS B205 Business Statistics 3
ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON B101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
LGST B200 Business Law I 3
MATH A115 Finite Mathematics 3
MATH A116 Survey of Calculus 3
PHIL A201 Practical Logic 3
SPCH A100 Fundamentals of Speech 3

Business Core Courses

Course
Title
Credits
PFOL 100-401 Business Portfolio Program (8 semesters) 0
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision Making 3
BA B100 Introduction to Business 3
BA B101 Business Communications 3
BA B445 Business Policy 3
FIN B300 Financial Management 3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior 3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing 3

Major Requirements

Course
Title
Credits
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3
ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I 3
ACCT B307 Accounting for Public Sector Entities 3
ACCT B340 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT B400 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT B403 Auditing + Assurance Services 3
ACCT B410 Strategic Cost Management 3
ACCT B460 International Accounting 3
ACCT B### Accounting Elective (1) 3
  Business Elective (1) 3
BA B497 Business Internship 3

Total Credits

120