Accounting / Finance (BS)

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The accounting/finance degree offers students the course work they need to qualify for careers in the accounting or finance professions. The degree prepares graduates for meaningful employment in accounting, banking, corporate finance, insurance, investments and personal finance. (Available Online)

The major would be of particular interest to students seeking to study accounting and finance without following the traditional certified public accountant track. The major also offers an option for accounting and finance students who wish to follow the traditional CPA track. Such students can fulfill the necessary CPA requirements by taking certain upper-level accounting courses as free electives.

Required Core Courses

General Education Program

Accounting / Finance Major Courses

ACC-207: Cost Accounting
This course examines the accounting concepts and practices used in the recording, classifying and reporting of cost data. An analysis is made of the behavior of costs and its use to management in the planning and control process. Budgeting, standard cost, job order and process are examined, along with special problems in cost accounting.
Prerequisites:
ACC-102 or ACC-214 or ACC-202
ACC-307: Intermediate Accounting I
This is the first of three courses in intermediate accounting. These courses are designed to extend a student's knowledge of financial accounting practices. The first course focuses on understanding the theoretical framework that provides the foundations for the development of various accounting standards, regulations and practices. This followed by a review of the accounting cycle, including adjusting, correcting, reversing, and closing entries. Students will learn how to prepare accurate and complex financial statements including required disclosures that must accompany an organization's income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows; and how time value of money impacts the recording of various transactions. The course concludes with a presentation of techniques to analyze income measurement and profitability analysis.
Prerequisites:
ACC-102 or ACC-214 or ACC-202
ACC-308: Intermediate Accounting II
This is the second of three courses in intermediate accounting. These courses are designed to extend a student's knowledge of financial accounting practices. The second course focuses on an improved understanding of a company's assets and begins a discussion of liabilities. Students will study the recording and disclosure requirements for cash and receivables, inventories, long-lived operational assets and investments, which also serve as financial instruments for an organization. The course concludes with a presentation of recording and disclosure requirements for current and long-term liabilities. Integrated within this course will be exposure to CPA simulation questions and the use of the FARS database for conducting accounting research.
Prerequisites:
ACC-203 or ACC-307
ECO-306: Money and Banking
This course covers three broad areas. The first is the banking industry's regulations and internal operations. The second area focuses on the banking industry's role in the national economy, including monetary policy and its macroeconomic effect on prices, employment and growth. International banking is the third area covered and includes an overview of institutional arrangements and the effects of international banking on the world economy. Writing intensive course.
Prerequisites:
ECO-201 and ECO-202
FIN-330: Corporate Finance
This course is a corporate finance elective intended to extend and further develop the long-term investment and financing topics introduced in FIN-320 Principles of Finance. The course addresses issues that face modern corporate managers when making capital budgeting and capital structure decisions, and focuses on applied managerial decision-making. Corporate Finance is designed for students seeking a more thorough understanding of the economic analysis of strategic and tactical investments, the effect financial leverage has on firm value, and the integration of investment and financial corporate strategies. Topics addressed include advanced techniques in capital budgeting, firm valuation, capital structure, firm/division cost of capital, and quantitative risk assessment. Writing intensive course.
Prerequisites:
FIN-320
FIN-336: Multinational Corporate Finance
This course emphasizes aspects of financial planning for corporations with overseas operations. The sources and uses of corporate funds abroad are evaluated and criteria for choosing among alternative foreign investments are analyzed. The effects of international corporate financial planning, including such factors as the characteristics of foreign money and capital markets, international financial institutions, exchange rate changes, currency restrictions, tax regulations and accounting practices, are examined. Global marker.
Prerequisites:
FIN-320
FIN-340: Fundamentals of Investments
This course introduces and examines various investment vehicles, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and commodities. This course emphasizes the decision-making process that underlies all investment decisions.
Prerequisites:
FIN-320

ACC ELE - Students must select one Accounting elective
ACC/FIN ELE - Students must select two (2) 300 or 400-level Accounting or Finance electives

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