Accounting Major

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Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

To meet the requirement for the accounting Bachelor of Science degree each student must complete 61 credits.

Accounting Major Courses

Nature and purpose of accounting; basic accounting concepts and procedures, double entry bookkeeping, methods of processing, summarizing and classifying financial data; balance sheets and income statements. (Offered every semester.)
What makes some for-profit businesses and not-for-profit organizations excel while other fail to thrive? Often it’s due to the quality of management within the organization. Management of people is distinct skill set that is critically important and these skills can be studied, understood, and practiced. In this course, students will learn the elements of business management, the theory behind them and practical tools with which to apply them. Key topics such as communication, leadership, teamwork, conflict management, change and more will be covered. No matter where a person works or volunteers, they will be able to contribute to the success of any organization when they have a clear understanding of management theory and techniques. (Offered every semester.)
This introductory course examines business from an entrepreneurial perspective. It will provide students with an introduction to the potential and pitfalls of entrepreneurship and its impact on the economic development within a community. Throughout the course, students will examine the various methods for starting up, managing and financing a new business enterprise. This process will culminate in the development of a viable business plan. The overarching goal of this course is to familiarize the student with business terminology in order to introduce him or her to the business program at Greenville University.
Intermediate level course with emphasis on how accounting information can be interpreted and used as a tool of management in planning and controlling business activities of the firm. Prerequisite: ACCT101. (Offered spring semester)
The beginning of the one-year economics principles course, emphasizing profit maximizing for the firm, how government regulation affects business, and growth/environment questions. Moderate emphasis on mathematical analysis.
The present marketing system is described, analyzed, and evaluated through study of consumers, marketing functions, institutions, and commodities. The motivation of mass markets through advertising and personal selling is given special attention.
For second year business students, emphasizing economic principles, national income, employment, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policy.
A study of contracts, torts, agency, bailments, and property with emphasis on the social forces that have and will affect our legal rights and duties. (Offered fall semester.)
This course is about applying analytical theory of business decision making to provide products and service design, capacity planning, process and location selection, inventory and supply management, quality assurance and scheduling. These real-world management tools will heighten the comprehension of business applications and provide a competitive edge in school and beyond.
Cost accounting fundamentals and cost accounting systems for management control will be covered. Emphasis will be on decision making for planning and control, and product costing for inventory valuation and income determination. Prerequisite: ACCT201. (Offered fall semester of even calendar years.)
Reviews accounting theory and the application of that theory to the preparation of accounting statements. Examines the four primary financial statements-income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows, and statement of retained earnings. Prerequisite: ACCT101. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years.)
A continuation of the study of financial information for the purpose of preparing financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This course deals with accounting issues related to the proper accounting treatments of balance sheet assets and liabilities. Prerequisite: ACCT314. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
Study of federal personal and corporate income tax, state income tax issues, U.S. tax structure, and the applicaiton of tax laws to specific situations. Students will gain knowledge of individual tax laws, forms, and tables.
A study of the standards and procedures used in examining financial statements and supporting records. Emphasis on the evaluation of internal control. Also covered are the auditor's responsibilities to clients and third parties, and the ethical framework in which he/she operates. Prerequisite: ACCT201. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
This course will provide the student with substantial experience in preparing federal tax returns. The number of credits for this course is variable; however, for each credit, the student is expected to spend 40 hours preparing income tax forms for others. This will be done primarily during evenings and weekends. Tax forms may be prepared through the Greenville College Tax Assistance Program (GC-TAP), the St. Louis Tax Assistance Program (St. Louis-TAP), or the Bond County Senior Citizens Center. Because of the relatively limited number of people in Bond County who will utilize this service, the student must expect to spend some Saturdays in St. Louis preparing tax returns. Prerequisite: ACCT317. (Offered spring semester.)
This course will discuss and develop research skills through lecture and discussion. Students will be responsible for conducting two accounting or tax research projects. This course should be taken concurrently with ACCT 315 or 318. Prerequisite: ACCT 317. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
This course is an experience and project based course designed to encourage hands on innovation. Students will gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of entrepreneurs in organizations both large and small. Students will also engage in a semester long project on campus or with local partners to enhance their understanding of innovation, strategic planning, implementation strategy, research and development, product design, product marketing, and market research.
Introduces the student to corporate financial management throught the study of financial systems, techniques of financial analysis and working capital decisions, financial forecasting, financing current assets, capital budgeting, the cost of capital and the target capital structure quantity, statistical decision making, and financial techniques. Prereq: ACCT 201, ECON 202.
This course examines how national and local managers explain the development of their careers with a particular emphasis on leadership development, ethics, and the integration of faith in their management practice. These, together with the course material and group projects, help students develop appropriate career skills. In addition to the weekly speaker summaries, students write a business case study, make microfinance loans to overseas entrepreneurs, and develop individual career plans, resumes, and job search skills. Prerequisite: MGT 101.
ACCT405 Practicum (4 Credits)
Students enrolled in this course will be assigned to a student team who will then be paired with business and community leaders for work on real work, high-stakes projects. Students will create and implement solutions to actual needs faced by their assigned business leaders.
Course content focuses upon basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, correlation and regression analysis, and various tests of significance using both parametric and nonparametric procedures. Cross listed with SOCI and SCWK 202. Meets quantitative reasoning requirement. (Offered every semester.)
A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representations, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, and various significant tests of relationship, including measures of association, correlation, linear relationship, and means tests. This course includes an introduction to multivariate statistics and non-parametrics. Cross listed with PSYC and SOCI202. Meets Quantitative Reasoning requirement. (Offered every semester.)
Advances in biology have pushed the development of statistical methods and depended on those methods for decades. Biostatistics focuses on three core areas: 1) general statistical concepts; 2) correct use and interpretation of statistical methods commonly used in biological sciences; and 3) basic familiarity with the R statistical software language, which has become an important tool in dealing with many kinds of data, including genetic data. Prerequisite: MATH106. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
In this course students explore how data analysis is applied to the research of behavior. Basic methods of summarizing, analyzing, and presenting research data are explained. Statistical concepts such as probability, correlation, analysis of variance, distribution, and hypothesis testing are explored. Students will gain experience with using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

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