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.
Opportunities available to graduates include professional careers in accounting services, auditing, management advising services, and accounting departments in private firms and government bodies.
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 120||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|ACCT 121||Principles of Accounting II||3|
|MATH 130||Introduction to Statistics 1||3|
|MGMT 210||Principles of Management||3|
|BUSI 240||Introduction to Information Systems||3|
|ECON 250||Principles of Macroeconomics 2||3|
|ECON 251||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|MKTG 260||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUSI 296||Business Law||3|
|FIN 320||Principles of Corporate Finance||3|
|BUSI 370||International Business 3||3|
|MGMT 448||Organizational and Administrative Behavior 4||3|
|MGMT 450||Strategic Management 5||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-5|
|Quantitative Analysis for Management|
|Applied Calculus I|
|ACCT 320||Intermediate Accounting I F||3|
|ACCT 321||Intermediate Accounting II S||3|
|ACCT 325||Cost Accounting S||3|
|ACCT 331||Federal Taxes I F||3|
|ACCT 332||Federal Taxes II S||3|
|ACCT 336||Advanced Accounting F||3|
|ACCT 426||Auditing Principles I F||3|
|ACCT 427||Auditing Principles II S||3|
Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.
Meets the General Education Social Science requirement.
Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
|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 OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Competent Business Knowledge: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in multiple business disciplines, including management, finance, marketing, accounting and economics.
- Critical Thinking: Students will be able to identify and solve business problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Christian Business Ethics: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate business decisions based on a Christian perspective.
- 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.
- Collaborative Teamwork: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to function as an effective business team member.
- Comprehensive Global Awareness: Students will be able to identify cultural, economic and political aspects of business in a global environment.
- 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.