Accounting and Finance
Chair: Mary Jepperson
Faculty: Robert Bell, Warren Bostrom, Wei Huang, Mary Jepperson, Janean Kleist, Michelle Li-Kuehne, Jean Ochu, Kelly Prestby, Tonya Schmidt, Benjamin Trnka, Steven Welch, David Zoeller
The accounting and finance department offers a curriculum designed to meet the needs of various student interests. The major provides the student the opportunity to develop a solid conceptual foundation as well as the skills required for positions in public accounting, private and governmental accounting and finance. In addition, it allows students to prepare for graduate programs in such areas as business, finance and law.
The disciplines of accounting and finance require that students develop an ability to think analytically and to organize and categorize a mass of data. It further requires the student to develop an ability to synthesize the information and present it in a summarized fashion understandable to others. Citizens in a highly developed economic society must understand economic descriptions of its complex organizations and financial instruments. As accountants or finance professionals, our graduates will be expected to present and interpret financial information, both in writing and orally, to others in organizations and to the public.
Students majoring in accounting have a choice of three concentrations:
Major (60 to 74 credits, based on concentration)
Required Courses for each accounting concentration:
111, 112, 210, 325, 335. Required supporting courses include MATH 124, and ECON 111.
Required Additional Courses for Traditional Accounting Program:
326, 331, 332, 338, 340, 355, and 396; & one course from 310, GBUS 201, or a 300-level ECON elective; and Math 118 (or 119 or 122.)
Required Additional Courses for Finance Concentration:
310, 315, 320, 333 and 395; MATH 118 or 119; GBUS 201; and 12 credits from the following courses, of which four credits must come from 360, 361 or 362 and four credits must come from ECON: 326, 332, 360, 361 or 362, or ECON 314, 316, 317, 318, 320, 323, or 332 or POLS 334, 353 or 355.
Required Additional Courses for Public Accounting Concentration:
310, 326, 331, 332, 333, 338, 340, 355, and 396; GBUS 201; Math 118 (or 119 or 122); and six credits from 315, 320, 330, 337, 353 or a 300-level ECON elective.
A passing score on the computer literacy test is required for application to the major in the spring of students' sophomore year. A passing score on the Senior Exit Exam is required for Accounting Graduates in each concentration.
Students wanting to minor in economics should take MATH 118 or 119.
Minor (20 credits)
111, 112, 325, and 2 additional accounting courses from the following: 326, 331, 332 and 340.