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Accounting (BS)

Hours - 58 Credit Hours
Effective Sept. 2017
Last Revised 9/24/2020
Holokai Category: Professional Studies

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Program Requirements


Required Accounting Foundation Courses — 22 Credits

(ACCT 201 and ACCT 203 must be completed with a B-or better, and all others must be completed with a C-or better)

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
MATH 107 Quantitative Reasoning F, W, S 3.0
BUSM 180 Introduction to Business F, W, S 3.0
ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting F, W, S 3.0
BUSM 230 Business Spreadsheets and Modeling F, W, S 1.0
ACCT 203 Introduction to Managerial Accounting F, W, S 3.0 MATH 107, BUSM 230 AND ACCT 201 (w/C- or better for BUSM majors and B- or better for ACCT majors)
MATH 121 Principles of Statistics F, W, S 3.0 MATH 106 or MATH 110 or MATH 107 or Pass BMQT or Score 24 on Math Section of the ACT or 590 on Math Section of the SAT
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics F, W, S 3.0 MATH 107
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics F, W, S 3.0 ECON 200


Required Business Courses — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
BUSM 301 Business Finance F, W, S 3.0 ACCT 203, BUSM 180, BUSM 230, ECON 201, MATH 107, 121 all w/C- or better
BUSM 320 Business Communication F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180 w/C- or better, ENGL 101
BUSM 342 Business Law and Ethics F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180 w/C- or better, ENGL 101


Elective Business/IS/FIN Course; Complete 1 — 3 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
IS 430 Foundations in IT Services, Enterprise Systems, and ERP Skills F, W 3.0 ACCT 201 and BUSM 180 recommended, or some background in financial accounting and business processes
FIN 360 Corporate Financial Statement Analysis F, W 3.0 BUSM 301 w/B- or better
BUSM 361 Business Analytics and Operations F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180, BUSM 230, MATH 107 all w/C- or better
BUSM 310 Leadership and Management F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180 w/C- or better; BUSM 320
BUSM 304 Principles of Marketing Management F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180 and BUSM 320 w/C- or better


    Required Accounting Courses — 21 Credits

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I F, W 3.0 ACCT 201 and ACCT 203 both w/B- or better, BUSM 180, BUSM 230, and ECON 200 all w/C- or better
    ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II W, S 3.0 ACCT 301 w/C- or better
    ACCT 312 Managerial Accounting F, W 3.0 ACCT 201 AND 203 w/B- or better, BUSM 180, 230, MATH 121 and ECON 200 all w/C- or better
    ACCT 321* Federal Taxation I W 3.0 ACCT 301 w/C- or better
    ACCT 356 Accounting Information Systems F, W 3.0 ACCT 301 w/C- or better
    ACCT 365 Auditing W, S 3.0 ACCT 302 and 356 both w/C- or better
    ACCT 440 International Accounting and Accounting Research F, S 3.0 ACCT 302 w/C- or better, BUSM 301


      Elective Accounting Course; Complete 1 — 3 Credits

      Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
      ACCT 386 Advanced Financial Computing F, W 3.0 ACCT 301 w/C- or better
      ACCT 400 Intermediate Accounting III F, S 3.0 ACCT 302 w/C- or better, BUSM 301


      Additional Program Requirements

      1. ACCT 201 and ACCT 203 must be completed with a B- or better, and all other Accounting Foundations Courses must be completed with a C-or better.
      2. No more than one “D” grade may be applied towards the major. Other grades must be C-or better.
      3. One retake is allowed per class, but a total of only two classes on this Major Requirement Sheet may be repeated.

      *Students who are not US citizens can request to be allowed to take a second "Elective Accounting Course" instead of ACCT 321.


      Program Outcomes

      Upon completing a major in Accounting, students will:

      • Demonstrate competence in core accounting knowledge.
      • Demonstrate competence in general business principles.
      • Communicate proficiently in English, both orally and in writing, in accounting situations.
      • Understand the importance of ethics and standards in accounting careers.
      • Understand international accounting standards.
      • Work effectively with others to solve problems.
      • Use critical thinking skills to solve accounting-related problems.
      • Demonstrate proficiency in using computer software in accounting contexts.
      • Demonstrate understanding of accounting regulations using primary source documents.
      • Learn independently and understand the importance of continuous learning.

      The Discipline

      Accounting, known as the language of business, prepares students for positions in public accounting, private business, or for graduate study in accounting, administration, or business programs. The program is designed to develop communication skills and to enhance the student’s ability to analyze and solve problems using various technologies in a dynamic accounting and business environment.


      Career Opportunities

      The curriculum provides students with a broad business background and the opportunity to receive training in a wide variety of accounting areas including financial and managerial accounting, auditing, information systems, international accounting, and taxation.