Degree Requirements

Due to the implementation of the new General Education Program, there are currently two programs of study for the Accounting major:

For students who entered SJU before the fall of 2010

GEP Common Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GEP University Distribution (See Curricula): fourteen courses, including

Mathematics—one of the following two-course sequences:

MAT 105

Finite Mathematics with Applications in Business

MAT 106

Brief Business Calculus

 

or

MAT 155-156

Calculus for Biology and Social Science

 

or

MAT 161-162

Calculus I-II

Social/Behavioral Science:

ECN 101

Introductory Economics (Micro)

ECN 102

Introductory Economics (Macro)

GEP Electives: any three courses

Business Foundation: ten courses, including

ACC 101

Concepts of Financial Accounting

ACC 102

Managerial Accounting

MGT 360

Legal Environment of Business

DSS 210

Business Statistics

FIN 200

Introduction to Finance

MGT 110 or MGT 120 orMGT 121

Essentials of Organizational Behavior or MGT 120 Essentials of Management or MGT 121 Organizations in Perspective

MKT 201

Principles of Marketing

DSS 200

Introduction to Information Systems

DSS 220

Quantitative Methods for Business

BUS 495

Business Policy

General Statement: In order for a student to declare a major in accounting or remain in the major, a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in both ACC 101, Concepts of Financial Accounting, and ACC 102, Managerial Accounting.

Major Concentration: nine courses

ACC 205

Financial Accounting Information Systems I

ACC 206

Financial Accounting Information Systems II

ACC 307

Financial Accounting Information Systems III

ACC 212

Management Accounting Information Systems I

ACC 312

Management Accounting Information Systems II

ACC 315

Federal Income Taxation

ACC 317

Auditing and Assurance Services

plus 2 from one of the specialized tracks below

Specialized Tracks—The Department offers students the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of accounting by completion of specified courses. Students need to consult with their faculty advisor and with the course listings with respect to prerequisites for non-Accounting courses that might be elected on each track. All course selections are subject to approval of the student’s faculty advisor. Students may choose among the following tracks:

Public Accounting

ACC 415

Special Topics in Federal Taxation

ACC 417

Advanced Auditing

ACC 420

Fund Accounting

ACC 422

Forensic Accouting

ACC 490

Accounting Internship

MGT 362

Legal Environment of Business II

Additional courses offered by the Finance Department (except FIN 100)

Financial Services

ACC 410

Financial Statement Analysis

One additional course chosen from among the following:

ACC 490

Accounting Internship

FIN 201

Markets and Institutions

FIN 301

Investments

FIN 402

Portfolio Management

FIN 403

Speculative Markets

Information Systems

ACC 490

Accounting Internship

Courses in Information Systems offered by the Decision & System Sciences or Computer Science Departments

International

ACC 430

International Accounting

One additional course chosen from among the following:

ACC 490

Accounting Internship

FIN 302

International Finance

IBU 420

International Management

MKT 331

International Marketing

General

ACC 410

Financial Statement Analysis

ACC 415

Special Topics in Federal Taxation

ACC 417

Advanced Auditing

ACC 420

Fund Accounting

ACC 422

Forensic Accounting

ACC 430

International Accounting

ACC 470

Independent Study

ACC 490

Accounting Internship

ACC 493

Accounting Research

 

For students who entered SJU in the fall of 2010 or later, or transfer students who entered SJU in the fall of 2010 with 14 or fewer credits:

GEP Signature Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GEP Variable Courses (See Curricula): six to ten courses

Integrated Learning Component (ILC): three courses

ECN 102

Introductory Economics (Macro)

ENG 263

Writing for Organizations

PHL 320

Business, Society, and Ethics

Free electives: five to nine courses

Business Foundation:

ACC 101

Concepts of Financial Accounting

ACC 102

Managerial Accounting

DSS 100

Excel Competency (non-credit)

DSS 200

Introduction to Information Systems

DSS 210

Business Statistics

DSS 220

Quantitative Methods for Business

FIN 200

Introduction to Finance

MGT 110 or 120

Essentials of Organizational Behavior or Essentials of Management

MGT 360

Legal Environment of Business I

MKT 201

Principles of Marketing

BUS 495

Business Policy

General Statement: In order for a student to declare a major in accounting or remain in the major, a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in both ACC 101, Concepts of Financial Accounting, and ACC 102, Managerial Accounting.

Major Concentration: six courses

ACC 205

Financial Accounting Information Systems I

ACC 206

Financial Accounting Information Systems II

ACC 212

Management Accounting Information Systems I

ACC 307

Financial Accounting Information Systems III

ACC 315

Federal Income Taxation

ACC 317

Auditing and Assurance Services

 

Advisory Options-Licensure and Specialization in Accounting

Student who intend to enter a career in professional public accounting practice should consider the two advisory options below and discuss program planning needed with their faculty advisor as early as possible in their academic studies in the Department. Additional detail about the Department's program and careers in accounting can be found on the University's web site at www.sju.edu/academics/hsb/accounting.

Be Ready in Four

For those students who want to be prepared for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant, special attention is required to earn sufficient credit hours overall and in certain areas. Licensure occurs at the state level, and most jurisdictions now require 150 credit hours of accumulated post-secondary academic work for a license to be granted (after successfully passing the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination and satisfying an experience prerequisite). Visit the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy web site to learn all about the CPA examination process, as well as educational and experience requirements for licensure in the various U.S. states and territories. Open access is available for this information as www.nasba.org.

The Department of Accounting has developed a flexible program for students who want to be certain that they have achieved the appropriate educational credentials by the time their undergraduate degree is granted. Our "Be Ready in Four" Advisory Option track suggests that the students enroll in Summer Sessions, Intersession, and, at the student's option, regular semester course overloads to earn 150 credit hours, including 36 credit hours in accounting-related subjects, within the normal four year undergraduate program.

For those who want to enter a professional career in accountancy and qualify for licensure as soon as the bachelor's degree is earned - i.e., to Be Ready in Four - this is the optimal plan of academic study. See your faculty advisor as soon as you declare your major so that an individualized plan can be developed to meet your needs. Be a CPA .... Be Ready in Four.

Specialization in Accounting

Whether or not a student fully participates in the Department's "Be Ready in Four" Advisory Option, there is ample opportunity in the 4-year program to focus academic studies on a particular specialty area of the accountancy profession. The Department offers upper-level study in the following areas and recommends the courses shown below:

Public Accounting

ACC 312

Management Accounting Information Systems II

ACC 417

Advanced Auditing

ACC 420

Fund Accounting

ACC 422

Forensic Accounting

ACC 490

Accounting Internship

MGT 362

Legal Environment of Business II

 

Financial Services

ACC 410

Financial Statement Analysis

ECN 465

Consumer Economics

FIN 100

Personal Financial Management

FIN 201

Markets and Institutions

FIN 301

Investments

FPL 200

Personal Financial Planning

Information Systems and Business Intelligence:

ACC 312

Management Accounting Information Systems II

ACC 422

Forensic Accounting

CSC 110

Building Virtual Worlds

CSC 120

Computer Science I

DSS 310

Systems Theory

DSS 320

Systems Analysis and Design

International Accounting:

ACC 430

International Accounting

ECN 322

International Macroeconomics

FIN 302

International Finance

IBU 363

International Business Law

IBU 420

International Management

MKT 331

International Marketing

 

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