Accounting Major

The accounting major surveys the principles, theories, and concepts of the accounting profession while providing an intense review of the economic, quantitative, and managerial aspects of business. Its practical component leads to work assignments in local certified public accountant (CPA) firms in students’ junior and senior years. The combination of classroom theory and real-world experience also prepares candidates for the CPA examination administered by the various state boards of accountancy in the United States.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities available to graduates include professional careers in accounting services, auditing, management advising services, and accounting departments in private firms and government bodies.

Requirements

The accounting major comprises 67-69 units. Students must achieve an average GPA of 2.5 or higher in their major courses (this includes the Business Core).

Business Core Courses
ACCT 120Principles of Accounting I4
ACCT 121Principles of Accounting II3
MATH 130Introduction to Statistics 13
MGMT 210Principles of Management3
BUSI 240Introduction to Information Systems3
ECON 250Principles of Macroeconomics 23
ECON 251Principles of Microeconomics3
MKTG 260Principles of Marketing3
BUSI 296Business Law3
FIN 320Principles of Corporate Finance3
BUSI 370International Business 33
MGMT 448Organizational and Administrative Behavior 43
MGMT 450Strategic Management 53
Select one of the following:3-5
Quantitative Analysis for Management
Applied Calculus I
Calculus I
Accounting Courses
ACCT 320Intermediate Accounting I F3
ACCT 321Intermediate Accounting II S3
ACCT 325Cost Accounting S3
ACCT 331Federal Taxes I F3
ACCT 332Federal Taxes II S3
ACCT 336Advanced Accounting F3
ACCT 426Auditing Principles I F3
ACCT 427Auditing Principles II S3
Total Units67-69
F Offered in Fall only
S Offered in Spring only
F/S Offered in both Fall and Spring terms
EF Offered in Fall in even years
ES Offered in Spring in even years
OF Offered in Fall in odd years
OS Offered in Spring in odd years

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Competent Business Knowledge: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in multiple business disciplines, including management, finance, marketing, accounting and economics.
  2. Critical Thinking: Students will be able to identify and solve business problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
  3. Christian Business Ethics: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate business decisions based on a Christian perspective.
  4. 4.1 Written Communication: Students will be able to convey ideas clearly through professional written communication. \ \ 4.2 Oral Communication: Students will be able to express ideas effectively through professional oral presentations.
  5. Collaborative Teamwork: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to function as an effective business team member.
  6. Comprehensive Global Awareness: Students will be able to identify cultural, economic and political aspects of business in a global environment.
  7. 7.1 Discipline Knowledge: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of accounting concepts.\ \ 7.2 Discipline Problem Solving/Strategy: Students will be able a) solve core accounting problems or b) analyze accounting situations and provide strategy for effectiveness.