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 Accounting Major 

 

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School of Business
Accounting Major
 

The Accounting program at Slippery Rock University prepares students for success in the challenging and rewarding field of accounting. The integrated curriculum focuses on the development of students’ business and accounting skills and knowledge while enhancing their communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving skills as well as technological proficiency. Emphasis is placed on student learning through research and practical application as students prepare for professional certification exams and careers in public accounting, government, and private industry.  Student professional growth is encouraged and enhanced through participation in the Student Accounting Society and the internship program in the School of Business.

In the classroom, accounting students are introduced to a variety of software programs used by accounting professionals that provide realistic application of accounting practices and procedures. This state-of-the-art learning center engages students in the learning process as they master accounting concepts, principles, and related procedures in an environment that simulates the workplace.  The School of Business’ accounting program is a step above the ordinary; it equips future accounting professionals with a unique set of marketable skills that sets them apart from their peers in the workplace.

 

Requirements for the Major

Required BSBA Core Courses - Credits: 39 

Accounting Major - Credits: 24

Select one Elective from the list below:

Other Required Courses - Credits: 6

or MATH225 Calculus I Credits / Units: 4

   

School of Business
Suggested Program of Study:
Accounting Major

First Year

First Semester

Hours

English 101

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Math requirement

3

Economics 201

3

CPSC 210

3

Total hours

15-16

Second Semester

Hours

English 103

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Economics 202

3

Math requirement (if needed or elective)

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Total hours

15-16

 

Second Year

First Semester

Hours

Accounting 209

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Communications 200

3

ECON 219

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Total hours

15-16

Second Semester

Hours

Accounting 210

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

English 210

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Accounting 303 (Intermediate I)

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Third Year

First Semester

Hours

ACCT 340 (Legal Environment)

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Finance 320

3

Accounting 310 (Cost)

3

Accounting 314 (Intermediate II)

3-4

Total hours

15-16

Second Semester

Hours

Liberal Studies

3-4

MGMT 351

3

Accounting 308 (Tax)

3

Accounting 330 (AIS)

3

MGMT 320

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Fourth Year

First Semester

Hours

FIN 320

3

Accounting 413 (Advanced)

3

CPSC/MGMT 365

3

Elective

3

Marketing 330

3

Total hours

15-16

Second Semester

Hours

Management 458 (Policy)

3

Accounting 411 (Auditing)

3

Accounting (Elective)

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Elective

3

Total hours

15-16

Accredited Programs:
BSBA in Accounting, BSBA in Economics, BSBA in Finance, BSBA in Management, BSBA in Marketing
Candidates for accreditation:
BSBA in Sustainable Management, MBA

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E-mail:
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