Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: College Catalog 2017-2018 Program: Accounting (B.S.) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Accounting (B.S.)

Preparation for entrance into the profession of accounting (public, private, or government) requires a basic business core in addition to a proficiency in accounting. Because of the importance of critical thinking, communication, technology, and quantitative techniques, students are urged to elect additional courses that strengthen these skills areas. Please refer to the Department of Business website for additional information and requirements: www.etown.edu/depts/business/advising.

Student Learning Outcomes for Accounting:

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental theories and principles in each functional area.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge across functional areas.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in written and verbal forms.

Accounting Major

 The Accounting major requires:

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
AC 101 - Introduction to Accounting
BA 101 - Business and Society
EC 101 - SSC Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 102 - SSC Principles of Microeconomics
BA 105 - Managerial Communication and Student Career Preparedness

*Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to Business majors only and must be taken in the first year.

BA 110 - Business Orientation
BA 111 - First Year Business Experience
MA 251 - MA Probability and Statistics
AC 205 - Intermediate Accounting I

*Prerequisite(s): AC 101.

AC 206 - Intermediate Accounting II

*Prerequisite(s): AC 205.

AC 270 - Cost Management Accounting

*Prerequisite(s): AC 101.

BA 215 - Principles of Marketing
BA 248 - Quantitative Methods/Operations Management (EGR248)

*Prerequisite(s): MA 251.

BA 265 - Management and Organizational Behavior
BA 270 - Strategic Managerial Decision-Making and Critical Analysis I

*Prerequisite(s): any one of the following courses: BA 101, BA 197, EC 101, or EC 102.

BA 271 - Strategic Managerial Decision-Making and Critical Analysis II

*Prerequisite(s): BA 270.

AC 301 - Introduction to Taxation

*Prerequisite(s): AC 101 or permission of instructor.

AC 310 - Accounting Information Systems

*Prerequisite(s): AC 206.

BA 325 - Corporate Finance

*Prerequisite(s): AC 101.

BA 331 - Business and Commercial Law for Accounting/Financial Professionals
  • One 300- or 400-level Accounting elective
  • AC 405 - Auditing

    *Prerequisite(s): AC 310 or permission of instructor.

    BA 495 - Business Policy and Corporate Strategy

    *Prerequisite(s): Senior status.

    Suggested first year courses:

    Either semester:

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    AC 101 - Introduction to Accounting
    BA 101 - Business and Society

     

    EC 101 - SSC Principles of Macroeconomics or
    EC 102 - SSC Principles of Microeconomics

    Spring semester:

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    BA 105 - Managerial Communication and Student Career Preparedness

    *Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to Business majors only and must be taken in the first year.

    BA 110 - Business Orientation
    BA 111 - First Year Business Experience

    Notes:

    Students may take EC 101 and EC 102 in any sequence.

    EC 101 or EC 102 will fulfill both the Accounting major requirement and the Social Sciences core requirement.

    MA 251 should be taken in the sophomore year. Students should take any necessary prerequisites in the first year depending on their math placement.

    MA 251 will fulfill both the Accounting major requirement and the Mathematics core requirement.

    AC 205 and AC 206 should be taken in sequence normally beginning the fall of sophomore year.

    For a suggested Four-Year Plan for the AC major, visit www.etown.edu/depts/business/advising/four-year-accounting.aspx.

    CPA Certification/150-Hour Accounting Program

    In order to become licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA), most states now require individuals to complete 150 credits of course work in addition to obtaining a bachelor’s degree and passing the CPA exam. For those students planning to pursue this certification, the student’s advisor will work with them to develop an individual plan to earn 150 credits that incorporates their state’s specific requirements. Most students are able to complete the additional credits within their four years at Elizabethtown through a combination of AP credits, additional semester courses, internships, and/or summer courses. Alternatively, students wishing to pursue a master’s degree can obtain the additional credit hours as part of their course of study in their master’s program. Several colleges and universities have developed one-year master’s degree programs for students who wish to pursue this option.

    For further information: Contact Ms. Terrie Riportella, Edgar T. Bitting Professor of Accounting and Director of the Accounting Program.

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