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Business Administration - Accounting Concentration (CPA and CMA Preparatory), B.S.

The Accounting concentration offers a broad range of accounting courses that prepare students for accounting, auditing, or tax positions in public accounting firms, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Students completing the Accounting Concentration will meet the educational requirements for the Uniform Certified Accounting Exam and the Certified Management Accounting Exam. 

Upon completion of the concentration in accounting, students will be able to do the following:

  • Define elements of financial statements, prepare, evaluate, and make needed adjustments in accordance with the appropriate accounting standards and technology.
  • Apply appropriate technologies to analyze transactions, calculate and evaluate financial statement ratios and other metrics.
  • Apply appropriate technologies to conduct accounting and tax research.
  • Identify the nature, scope and objectives of different types of engagements. 
  • Identify and apply appropriate accounting standards and the concepts of professional skepticism and judgement to this issuance of opinions.
  • Identify and explain IT control, risks, and applications.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethics including data ethics, social responsibility and the professional codes of professional conduct.
ACCT 224Financial Accounting3
ACCT 225Managerial Accounting3
BADM 100Explorations in Business3
BADM 110Information Technology for Business3
BADM 201Business Law I3
BADM 206Math Methods in Business and Economics3
BADM 260Management3
BADM 270Marketing3
BADM 340Financial Management3
BADM 342Legal and Social Environment of Business3
BADM 510Seminar in Business Policy3
ECON 141Macroeconomics3
ECON 142Microeconomics3
ECON 316Statistics for Business and Economics3
Accounting Requirements
ACCT 320Accounting Systems3
ACCT 321Financial Reporting I3
ACCT 322Financial Reporting II3
ACCT 330Cost Accounting3
ACCT 335Federal Taxation - Individuals3
ACCT 423Auditing3
Select one of the following: 13
Advanced Financial Accounting
Federal Taxation - Entities
Accounting Internship
Required Support Course
COMM 306Business Writing and Presentation3
Total Hours66

Note: Student career goals in accounting (e.g., CPA licensure) will determine the most appropriate courses to take in this category. Students should discuss these options with their faculty advisor.