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The Language of Business

Accounting

The Accounting major trains students to analyze the operations of a business as well as to prepare and analyze financial reports that furnish current information for businesses, government agencies, and other organizations.

What is Accounting?
Accounting StudentAccountants are the financial gatekeepers of the world. They prepare and analyze financial reports that furnish current information for businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. The accounting profession offers many employment opportunities in broad areas such as auditing, financial, tax and management accounting. The field of accounting offers stimulating and challenging work that is constantly evolving. Because accounting professionals spend considerable time analyzing the operations of a business, accounting is often referred to as the “language of business.”

This major is designed to provide students with the necessary background to be prepared for immediate employment in business or government; obtaining professional certification by meeting the requirements to become a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or with additional semester hours, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA); or necessary undergraduate preparation for graduate study in Accounting or Business Administration.

Employment Opportunities:
Auditing
General Accounting
Cost Accounting
Budget Analysis
Tax Accounting
Self-employment
Government Accounting
Public Accounting

 


Suggested Course of Study

B.S. in Accounting

Freshman

First Semester

EN 101 English Composition 3 hr
HIS History Survey 3hr
Natural Science 3hr
Natural Science Lab 1 hr
MA ___ Math 113,130, or 181 3hr
UN 101 Freshman Seminar 1hr
Health Related 1 hr

Total: 15 hrs

Second Semester

COM 101 Oral Communication 3 hr
Fine Arts History/Appreciation 3 hr
Natural Science 3 hr
Natural Science Lab 1 hr
MA 123 Statistics 3 hr
General Elective 3 hr

Total: 16 hr

Sophomore

First Semester

EN ___ Literature Survey 3 hr
General Elective 3 hr
EC 201 Principles of Economics I 3 hr
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3hr
EN 102 English Composition II 3 hr

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

History, Liturature or Art Survey/Appreciation 3hr
Additional Math or Science 3 hr
EC 202 Principles of Economics II 3hr
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3hr
PLG 241 Legal Environment of Business 3hr

Total: 15 hr

Junior

First Semester

MIS 160 Spreadsheet Applications 3hr
ACC 310 Intermediate Accounting I 3hr
ACC 315 Cost Accounting 3hr
BQA 345 Statistical Analysis for Business 3hr
MKT 361 Principles of Marketing 3 hr

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

FIN 355 Business Finance 3hr
ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting II 3hr
ACC 312 Tax Accounting I 3hr
MGT 381 Principles of Management 3hr
ACC 406 Accounting Information Systems 3hr

Total: 15 hr

Senior

First Semester

General Elective 3hr
PHL ___ Philosophy (non-religion) 3hr
MGT 385 Operations/Production Management 3hr
ACC 405 Government and Non-Profit 3 hr
ACC 407 Advanced Accounting I 3 hr

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

ACC 408 Advanced Accounting II 3hrs
Choose ACC 316 or ACC 464 3hrs
MGT 382 Organizational Behavior 3hr
ACC 412 Auditing 3hr
MGT 497 Strategic Management 3hr
General Elective 3hr

Total: 18 hr

Business Majors require a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate.

 

Courses used to satisfy requirements in the major cannot be used to satisfy requirements for another major or a business major.
A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in EN 101, EN 102, any math course, Business Core or other COB required course.
Only six hours of Business Electives can be taken below the 300 level.
MIS157 cannot be used as a Business or MIS elective.

This curriculum sheet is a sample and is intended to be a tentative guideline for the order in which courses should be taken to fulfill the requirements of the major.
Courses may be taken out of the suggested order as long as the prerequisite system for each course has been fulfilled.
The course rotation is not fixed and is subject to change.
Courses taken during the summer, transfer courses from other universities and community colleges, and correspondent courses may be used to fulfill the major requirements.
Community college transfer students must earn at least 50 percent of their academic credits from a senior institution, including at least 25 percent of those hours from MUW.  MUW does not award credit for technical or vocational courses.
The total number or general electives will vary.

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